Nautical save the date

Posted by VerityBiddlecombe, 24 Jan, 2018

Anyone can be beside the seaside with this cute little card! The brand new beach hut die from Xcut is so easy to use and comes with nine pieces for you to mix and match to craft your perfect scene. Use your favourite patterned papers or core cardstock to suit your wedding colour scheme, and add a glitzy touch of heat embossing for an extra-special finishing touch.

1. Trim a card blank to measure 14 x 10cm. Die cut two circles from orange and blue cardstock, and trim the orange down to just a third of the circle. Stick this to the bottom half of the blue with double-sided tape. Mount onto the card front.

2. Stamp ‘Save the date’ from the Papermania Wedding Ever After 6 x 6'' Clear Stamps with clear embossing ink, beneath the circle. Cover with tinsel gold embossing powder and heat set.

3. Die cut a beach hut from striped Paws for Thought paper, using the new Xcut Beach Hut Small Dies. Open the doors and draw around the aperture onto a sheet of white cardstock. Trim around the pencil lines, leaving a 1⁄4'' border. Stamp the date in clear embossing ink, using the Creativity Essentials Script Alphabet A5 Clear Stamp Set and Papermania Wedding Ever After 5 x 7" Alphas & Numbers Clear Stamps. Cover with tinsel gold embossing powder and heat set. Repeat with a small heart above the doors. Once set, rub out the pencil lines so that they don’t show.

4. Apply glue to the 1⁄4'' border on the date panel, using a Sailor 2 In 1 Glue Pen, and align the beach hut over the embossed date. Place a heavy item over the top to help set the piece while the glue dries. Mount the beach hut onto the circular background with double-sided tape.

5. Die cut the flag and anchor from dark green cardstock. Stick to the card front, tucking the flag base behind the roof and the anchor on the right-hand side of the hut. Die cut two rubber rings; one from white and the other from dark green. Mat the green on top of the white, offsetting it to show the white peeping through the holes. Adhere to the bottom left-hand side of the beach hut to finish.

Project and how-to instructions by Verity Biddlecombe. Project originally published in issue 84 of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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