Romantic Engagement Card Tutorial

Posted by BeckyJ, 10 Aug, 2015

The fabulously detailed designs of Papermania’s Victorian Valentine collection lend themselves to all manner of love-themed celebrations, not just the Valentine festivities alluded to by the range’s name. If you need a card with a difference for an engagement, wedding or anniversary then this versatile collection fi ts the bill! This romantic engagement card has a bang-up-to-date vintage feel to it and is so easy to create, why not have a go at making your own version?

1. Trim an A6 card blank to 1O.5cm square and cover with yellow patterned paper from the A4 ultimate die-cut and paper pack. Mat a 1Ocm square piece of blue/green patterned paper over this, leaving a narrow border.

2. Adhere red paper to cardstock and trim to 9.5cm square. Emboss with a hearts and kisses folder before blending chocolate ink across the pattern to defi ne the raised detail.

3. Spritz gold ink into a palette and rub the ink across the panel with a little stamp pad foam to create a vintage feel. Allow to dry before completing the steps below to create a heart shaped dimensional aperture.

4. Trim the ends of a sentiment into pennants and attach behind the top right edge of the aperture panel.

5. Die cut two birds: one from the patterned side and one from the white side of the papers. Turn the white die-cut bird over to make two patterned birds facing in different directions. Attach them inside the aperture on the oval topper, adding a die-cut heart between them.

6. Use hot glue to adhere die-cut garland borders and fl owers below the aperture, shaping for added dimension. Add a length of brown string among the garlands, tucking the ends behind the panel. Add a string bow and top with a stone coloured resin flower.

How to create a dimensional aperture...

1. Die cut the middle sized nesting heart in the centre of the embossed panel. To prevent the die slipping, hold in place with patterned craft tape.

2. Attach the die cut panel to the front of the decorated card blank, using two layers of 3D foam tape to give extra height to the aperture panel.

3. Decorate inside the well of the aperture, this time attaching the elements with one layer of 3D foam tape to give the impression of depth within the frame.

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