Here is a card made at our regular card-making classes. All the featured cards have been made by the lovely people who come to our classes. 🙂
This card was made using Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Dies, Gilding Polishes and Texture Paste sprinkled with Pixie Powders. It also uses Phill’s Timeless Stamp collection and A5 Stencils to co-ordinate with the masculine, industrial theme.
We gave our lovely crafters the choice of making a standard opening card or a twisted easel card, so we have included examples of each for you in the gallery.
Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as below:
- Card Blank – 17cm x 17cm
- Easel Back Card – 17cm x 17cm (you don’t need this layer if you’re making a standard card)
- Layer 1 – 16cm x 16cm – Gilding Polish layer
- Layer 2 – 15cm x 15cm – Texture Paste layer
- Layer 3 – 13cm x 7cm – Gilding Polish layer
- Layer 4 – 12.5cm x 6.5cm – Stamped layer (Timeless)
- Easel Base Layer – 16.5cm x 16.5cm – Embossed with Fine Finials embossing folder (if making a standard card, use this for the inside of the card if you wish)
- Die Cuts:
- Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Frame & Tag Die
- Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials Die (choose any selection you wish)
Stage 2 – Using the smallest square layer (15cm x 15cm), choose your colour of Texture Paste in either Sparkle or Pearl and whichever Stencil you like. Apply the texture paste with a spatula evenly through the Stencil, putting any excess back in the pot.
TIP -Remember to use long strokes when applying texture paste and try to apply in the same direction (i.e. up/down). As Phill would say ‘you’re not buttering bread’! 🙂 .
Choose one, two or three Pixie Powders to compliment your colour and tap over the wet texture paste. You can apply the Pixie Powders with the Stencil still in place or after you remove it; it’s personal preference, but I keep the stencil on. Leave to dry fully. ( 30 mins to 1 hour depending on air temperature)
Our crafter has used the ‘Grunge Dots’ A5 Stencil with Decadent Teal Sparkle Texture Paste and Pixie Powders in just Copper. (left image)
The right image is made with ‘Grunge Dots’ and Frosted Sky Pearl Texture Paste with Pixie Powders in Copper, Bronze and Midnight Blue.
Stage 3 – Choose your Gilding Polish Colours and apply to the appropriate layers and die cuts where you wish. Using two Gilding Polishes enables you to create that ‘grungy’ look. We used our finger to create the softer, distressed look with our second colour.
TIP- If you’re making the easel card version be sure to use the smallest die from the Frame & Tag Die Set as this makes the stopper for the base card.
Here our crafter has used ‘Mint’ and Copper Shine’ Gilding Polishes and I love it!
Stage 4 – Stamp the background layer and your sentiment using the ‘Timeless Stamp Collection. Here our crafter has used two Distress Oxide Colours (Peacock Feathers and Walnut Stain) to create that co-ordinated look.
Stage 5 – Assemble all the layers using foam tape where you wish, but definitely on the Frame & Tag topper to add dimension.
TIP – If making the twisted easel card remember to include the easel back card layer so it can stand up! At this point it will be flat card as we need to add it to the easel!
Apply the embossed layer to the inside/base of the card.
Making the Twisted Easel – to make the twisted easel place the card blank so the card opens upwards as in the photo below. Take the top left corner and fold over to meet the right middle corner. Crease the fold really well. This creates the stand for your Easel Back Card.
Apply glue generously to the front of the folded over piece and stick down your main card layer so it faces you.
TIP – I always keep the card blank facing this way, so that I know I am sticking it down right!
Now you have to place the stopper die cut piece on the base layer, so that your easel actually stand up! As a general rule I place the stopper half way or a little higher.
The Full Cards
Here’s what we used with links to the website…
- Sentimentally Yours A5 Stencils
- Sentimentally Yours Timeless Stamps
- Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Dies
- Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle and Pearl Texture Pastes- Colours by Phill Martin
- Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders
- Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polishes
- Ranger Distress Oxides
- Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue
- Dovecraft Foam Tape
We hope you enjoy making this card!