Todays offering was made to help me create a tutorial for Ita from Ireland. She asked how to make the filigree hinged cards I have been featuring recently. Whilst there are loads of tutorials in blog land I thought I'd have a go as well.
Firstly here's the card...
And here is the tutorial!
1, Take a piece of card (I use at least 220gsm card) that is at least 1 inch longer than the size of the die you want to use and fold the additional inch over using a score board and bone folder.
2, Tape the fold onto the top of the die making sure that the edge of the die that cuts does not come under the joins. See the picture for what I mean it's really hard to describe. Basically you want to make sure that the hinge isn't cut. If you look at the picture carefully you will see that I have made sure that the very top edge of the Spellbinders Enchanted labels 28 is above the fold on the card.
I've used Spellbinders gold labels four which I used for the letter press technique with the middle embossed and coloured using the same technique. If you want a tutorial on this technique I'll try to get one on here by the end of the week. I finished the front with one of my usual messy bows and a hatpin from Wendy.