Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Following on from the changes and giveaway yesterday I thought Tuesday could be a technique day, I used to do Technique Tuesday when I first started the blog so this is kind of a return to my roots lol. Now it may not always be a new technique but Tuesdays card is hopefully going to be one where I have featured a technique.
I'm starting with this card that was featured as one of the samples for my shows on Sunday on C&C. This is a technique heavy card as instead of using the die cut I have used the negative pieces that are left behind after the die cut is removed.
Firstly I cut the Couture Creations die in Silver shimmerlux canvas card form Creative Expressions however I was very careful cutting the die and I made sure that all pieces remained in place. Next I attached a sheet of double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of blush foundation card, i removed the protective sheet and placed it carefully over the reverse of the die with the pieces in place. I then pushed, from the reverse, the waste pieces to stick them to the sheet before pulling off the die leaving the die cut background in the die. This can also be achieved by carefully removing the die cut piece before attaching the sheet however you must make sure all the waste pieces stay in place.
The piece of blush card should then have all the negative pieces stuck in place I rubbed over it to make sure they are well stuck down before I added diamond snow all over the remaining adhesive sections. I simply added a frame made form the remains of the piece I cut the die form (this gives a perfect finishing shape to the piece.
Finally I added some foam tape and a few layers, a tied piece of satin edged ribbon and a pink dazzler to complete a simple yet effective card.
Couture Creations Art Deco Background die
Shillmerlfux Silver canvas Card
Blush Foundation card
Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels
Satin Edged organza Ribbon
Double sided adhesive sheet
All Creative Expressions (the special finishes card pack is only available on the Create and Craft website)