Foiled party invite

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 08 Dec, 2017

A sophisticated soire´e deserves an invite that’s as tempting as the event itself. Make the most of Santoro’s Gorjuss and Capsule Elements Metallics and marry the two together for a simple-yet-seasoned make. Foiled craft tape shines, along with the starry paper, to provide a backdrop for one of the coolest new mini dies in town!

1. Line the edges of an A5 sheet of white cardstock with strips of Papermania Capsule Elements Metallics Gold Stripe Craft Tape. Trim a piece of black cardstock to just a tiny bit smaller. Put the white cardstock aside.

2. Cut a sheet of Santoro’s Gorjuss starry paper to the same size as the black, and snip in half diagonally, with a craft knife and a metal ruler. Mount on top of the black with double-sided tape. Select a medium-sized circle nesting die and lightly secure on the upper half of the cardstock panel with a few strips of craft tape. Run through your Xpress machine to cut an aperture.

3. Join up strips of gold-foiled craft tape to cover an area of black cardstock that's roughly 10cm square. Trim around the piece once it's covered. Position the cocktail glass mini die in the centre, once again holding in place with tape, and run through the die-cutting machine. Hold on to the centre die-cut. Back the panel with a piece of black pearlised paper and stick the die-cut in place. Adhere this square onto the white A5 sheet, making sure that it lines up neatly with where the circular aperture will lie. Put aside again.

4. Die cut the lemon segment in the mini die set from a gold metal-effect sheet, and palm punch two small stars. Peel off the backing and fix to the top left-hand corner of the aperture panel. Use the Papermania Wedding Ever After 5 x 7" Alphas & Numbers Clear Stamps to print the sentiment ‘Please join us for drinks’ below the aperture. Stamp each letter individually and sprinkle over gold embossing powder as you do so, shaking off any excess. If you are in need of a quicker process, you can print the words all at once, though the spacing will be further apart. Once each word is complete, set with a heat tool.

5. Select the letters to spell out ‘Yay’ from the Elements Metallics adhesive wooden letters. There’s a mixture of gold and silver alphas in each set, so we picked a word that co-ordinated with our colour scheme. Peel off the backing and fix to the bottom right of the aperture. To finish, mount the panel onto the A5 cardstock with 3D foam pads, and write or print your details on the back.

Project and how-to instructions by Lorna Slessor. Project originally published in issue 83 of docrafts Creativity magazine. 

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