Sunday, January 14, 2018

How To Make Really Stunning Cards

Charity here with a how-to for a pair of really stunning foiled paper cards. It's so easy to grab pretty foiled papers, choose corresponding dies, and put it all together. The wow factor is in the glow foiled paper brings to the project.

 Step 1: Gather and die cut card pieces.
The first step in creating Winter Wishes is to die cut each of the pieces. Because I was making a shaker card, I also die cut the card front. Not pictured below is the piece of acetate I used for the window and the 5x7 white card blank.
Step 2: Create the shaker using two layers of foam tape, add sequins.
Frankly, this is not my strong point. It took a lot of piecing of foam tape around the snow flake and the acetate window to get the shaker just right. I also ran a line of foam tape around the perimeter of the card. Don't forget to add the sequins before placing the card front on the base. 😕
Step 3: Adhere foiled paper snowflakes to front of card.
I like to use Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. Just a few drops will hold the snowflakes in place. The foil is easily embossed and a bulky spot of glue will show.
The instructions for Best Wishes are simple: Gather, Diecut, Assemble.
When die cutting the foiled paper it is helpful to use washi tape to hold the die in place. Intricate dies take a few passes through the rollers and having the die slip is disastrous.
The balloon and sentiment for this card are 1/16 of an inch in places! I find that using a No-Clog Writing Cap assists in getting the glue exactly where I want it.
 I added glitter glue to my design. I love the color and sparkle it adds. This card shows how easy it is to take traditional Christmas colors into the rest of the year.

Foiled paper brings on the glamour while ScraPerfect glue and accessories make construction possible.
Stop by my blog Scrappin Chaos for a full list of supplies.

Scrap On!

~charity~

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