11 March 2013

LOVEly Layers

Altogether there are nine layers or elements in this handsome card.
  • Start with a base card of white, or near white, 14.8 x 21cm, which you then score and fold in the centre.
  • Then cut another piece of card in the same colour measuring (13.9 x 10cm) and emboss it.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper into a strip measuring 2.5 x 10cm; fray and ink the edges.
  • Add a doilie that has been inked in two complementary colours.
  • Cut out a large heart, emboss the entire piece, fray the edges and ink around the whole image.
  • Cut a smaller heart, using the same patterned paper used in step 3, fray the edges and then ink them.
  • Punch out a small butterfly, emboss it and attach to the larger heart.  Place a pearl in the centre.
  • Stamp a message on a strip of paper and ink it up slightly.  Cut into the ends to form a banner and stress it out using a bone folder.  Attach to the card in two places, making sure that it sits ups from the base of the card.
  • Attach a flower, which has also been inked up and place a pearl in its centre.

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