Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monochromatic Swing Card

Monochromatic Swing Card by Bridget Louw

Hi Bridget here again with another quick and easy project to make, using an array of wonderful Couture Creations dies, embossing folders and pearls.

This style of cards has to be one of my favourite “go to” cards to make when I need something pretty in a hurry.

To make the card you will need to cut the following pieces out of your favourite cardstock:
Cream Cardstock:
The card base measures 7” x 10” scored at 2 ½” and 5”
The embossed layer measures 6 5/8” x 4 ¾”
Black Cardstock:
The layer under the embossed layer measures 6 ¾” x 4 5/8”

Using the Nesting Dies: Oval (C0723044) I cut the 2nd and 3rd largest oval, out of black cardstock.  From the Nesting Dies: Scalloped Oval (C0723045) I cut the 2nd and 3rd largest scalloped oval, both out of cream cardstock.

You will need to cut two additional pieces. Using the second largest Scallop oval die, cut one out of black cardstock, then using the 3rd largest plain oval cut the center out creating an oval scalloped frame. From the 2nd largest plain oval die, cut one piece in cream cardstock, this is the piece you will stamp your image or sentiment on.

To create the “swing” part of the card, place the scalloped oval die(2nd biggest one) where the center intercepts the 2 ½” score line
Place them in your die-cutting machine but make sure your top cutting mat only goes up to the score line as per the picture. This will ensure only the half under the cutting mat will cut.

With this done, you can now assemble the layers of the ovals and scalloped ovals using the Foam Mounting Tape (C0721963) under the smaller of the two scalloped ovals. Adhere to the half-cut scalloped oval you cut earlier.

Put the second piece of Cream cardstock in your embossing folder of choice. I used the Poetry Embossing Folder (C0723825). Once embossed adhere to the black layer using double sided tape (C0721984).

Put your plain cream ocal with your sentiment behind the black frame and put some Foam Mounting Tape behind it. Place on the embossed layer on the inside of the card.

I put a piece of black velvet ribbon down the length of the front panel and stuck down four of the gorgeous pearls in the off white from Couture Creations.

Lastly, add any flowers or embellishments to the front of your card.

Couture Creations products used
C0723825 Poetry Embossing Folder
C0723044 Nesting Dies: Oval
C0723045 Nesting Dies: Scalloped Oval
C0721963 Foam mounting Tape
C0721984 Double Sided Tape
C0721957 Self Healing Cutting Mat
Off-White Pearls

Other products used
Grand Calibure Die Cutting machine
Cream & Black Cardstock
Velvet Ribbon

I hope you like my card and will try making some cards with the amazing product range from Couture Creations.

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