Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Standing theater card tutorial

I am so glad the bank holidays are over for a few weeks again, they always throw me out with my days! I do love spending them crafting though and have made one or two pretties over the weekend.

I especially love the card i am going to show you how to make, it looks really complicated but in fact is rather easy to make and it looks beautiful when finished.

What you will need to get started

1 sheet of A4 card
Craft Knife
Cutting mat
6x6 Papers, here i used Lily rose papers free with cardmaking inspiration this month.
Double sided sticky tape.
Paper trimmer
Rubber stamp
Perspex block
Foam pads


My free gifts in this issues Cardmaking Inspirations. A rubber stamp set and papers from Lily Rose 

Start off by taking your sheet of A4 card and your ruler, pencil and craft knife and turn to landscape view.

Start by trimming the card so it measures 14cm from top to bottom in landscape view.
Then measur 4 lines from top to bottom at 4.9cm, 9.9cm, 19.9cm and 24.9cm along that go to 14cm like shown above and score these lines (i use a craft knife and ruler but you can get scoring boards for this)

Next measure along the top and bottom marking up 2.4cm, 12.4cm. 17.5cm and 27.4cm then measure 2.5cm lines downwards and upwards along the top and bottom and score the 2.5cm lines. Then between the top of the 2.5cm lines cut through to make a slit in the card at both the top and bottom.

After all the measuring, scoring and cutting fold like this above, it can be a bit fiddly but it should end up looking like this.

After you fold both sides your card should stand like this :-)

Now you have a base for your decorations :-0 

Firstly i start by cutting my backing papers to fit the panels you want to cover, here are the bits you will need. When choosing your papers fiddle about and see what colours work well with each other.

You will need 2 pieces for the center measuring 9.8cm x 8.7cm and 8.7cm x 7.8cm
For the panels on the side cut 4.7cm by 8.6cm and for the small pieces cut 3 pieces 4.6cm x 2.3cm.

Back with double sided tape and start layering up and attaching to the card.

You can see how it starts to build up, i decided to stamp the center panel with the beautiful lily rose stamps using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans and Yinks Pink Ink to give it a 3d effect on the paper. You can decorate you card however you wish, there are so many options for these cards.

Here is my finished card stamped up, embellished up and ready to give to someone.
Also used Woodware Craft collection Punches for top hearts and flowers,
Poundland flowers, dragonfly's and heart gems.

Let me know if you give this a try i would love to see your versions ;-) xx

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