Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Recessed Slider Twist

Hi Everyone...
When I was asked to design a card for our Feb Challenge..I got stuck with which 3D card fold to finalise..Thought of two card types( both my favs) Double slider and Recessed window..But again which one to go with..And then my devil's mind thought of why not create a fusion with both..And I am happy it came out well..
So here is a tutorial for my Fusion... :) 
(This is my first Tutorial, hoping you would like this..)

PART I : Double Slider Card

Take a 4"x 10.5" cardstock













Step 7:    Lay the second on the card as shown in the picture and attach adhesive so it lines up with the bottom of the panel. Remove the backing, pick up the panel and attach over the adhesive making sure that it lines up with the bottom panel.





Since I thought of doing little fusion… Double Slider with Recessed Window (which would be the topper to my finished card) …Continue working at your craft table :P

PART 2 :Recessed Window Card Topper

1. Measure an outside square 4" x 4 " (same dimension as your finished double slider has).




2.  For the window (you can place it centrally, left or right justified) measure 2”x2” and draw a box. Draw another box (shown in - - - - line in the pic)  0.25”  on the outside of the 2”x2” box. As a last step, trace an "X" from outside corner to outside corner.


    3.Using a craft knife and ruler, cut from outside corner to outside corner, creating an "X" opening.



      4.  Using a scoring tool, to score both the inside and outside squares.


5.   Turn your project over, fold the "X" outward using the outer scored lines.


6.  Fold the X inward using the inner scored lines.  Turn your project over to the front - it should look like this.



     9. Flip the project over and use a pencil to trace around the square on the backside of the cardstock (yellow pc.). Remove from the front of your card after tracing. Cut out your square from cardstock/pattern paper as shown.


10. Apply adhesive to the four flaps and press the square piece into place. Your project should look like this from the inside of the card.



11.I used Washi tape from my stash to decorate the front panels of the card. You can use pattern paper also.


12. Apply adhesive/double sided tape to the back side of recessed window and adhere to the front of the double slider card.


12. Add embellishments, stamped images, sentiments etc to the front of the card…and your                                                                  FUSION is ready…



       Hoping you would try this J


Keep Crafting..
Lekha




Monday, 10 February 2014

Cascade Card Tutorial



Hello all,
Hope you all are enjoying the season of love.
I am here today to give a tutorial on the CASCADE CARD I have made.
Hope you will like it and try it out. ( the tutorial is bit lengthy but you will definitely enjoy making it )

Don't use your best paper for the first try. (I had used a normal 2 A4 size papers ,the one we use for printing, for the trial)  This is done just to get the knack of interlocking the card …. I can almost guarantee you will be amazed as to how pretty the card looks once it is made.  So here goes….

Start with one 12 X 12 piece of card-stock

Cut 2 pieces that are 12 X 5.5"

At one end make a mark at 3" and then cut from that mark to the corner.  It should look like this:  Cut both pieces exactly the same.
 



Next (on both pieces) make a light pencil mark across the 12" length.  The line will be erased later. Begin on the 3" edge. The line will begin 1.25" from the bottom and end at a mark that is 2.75" from the bottom at the other end.  See below:








Next (on both pieces) make two score lines, one at 4" and the other at 8".  As shown below: The drawings are not to scale so please measure carefully before scoring.





 


On the second piece cut from the top down to the center line at 2" and 10".  Next cut from the bottom up the center line at 6".  See below:





 



If you've made it this far, it's all down hill from here.

Fold on the score lines.






 
 Now stick your 2 different PATTERN PAPERS on both sides( front and back with the same paper), WHITE PUNCHED OUT PAPER LACE and WASHI TAPE on both sides. After sticking the PP, LACE & TAPE score and slit as done with the base..





Next slide the cuts together until the bottom is level.  It may feel a little awkward but all the cuts will slide together to make two closed sections.
 


        Now you have your card ready for decoration.

                                                                                                                                                          
NOW DECORATE IT AS YOU WANT. I have done mine like this…

some of  the things I used for decoration   



this is how I decorated





tie ribbons and its ready to give/mail to your dear one
It should fold flat for decorating and mailing - have fun and good luck!  I had loads of fun making this one.
hope u liked the tutorial....do leave suggestions and love in the comment box.


Eagerly waiting to see your projects ......Do participate in the February challenge #2

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Lots of love 
MEETA BHALOTIA