How to... Make a framed scene
Add lots of lovely dimension with this sweet little card
1 Cover the front of a 13.5x13.5cm card with wood-effect paper. Cut a 10x10cm aperture in the centre. Cover the inside of the card with blue patterned paper. 2 Trim contrasting wood-effect paper to 11.5x11.5cm. Cut a 10x10cm aperture in the centre and add it to the front of the card, using sticky foam pads, to frame the main aperture. 3 Cut white card to 13.5x15cm. Score the card at 1.5cm, 4.5cm, 7.5cm, 10.5cm and 13.5cm. Mountain and valley fold along the score lines, to create a concertina with tabs at each end. 4 Die-cut and adhere a cream fence and grass strips to the concertina stepper panels, as shown. Group and attach a rabbit die-cut and flower heads to the front of the panel. 5 Use a wood-effect tag as a shed, with a triangle for a roof and a rectangle for a door, in contrast wood-effect papers. Glue punched shapes to the roof and attach the shed to the panel, as shown. 6 Add the concertina stepper panel to the card base made in step 1, sticking the front tab to the bottom inside front of the card blank and the back tab to the bottom inside back of the card.
7 Attach die-cut birds on a wire between the shed and aperture frame. Finally, add a hot air balloon, a die-cut greeting on the frame, and a handwritten sign on the shed door.
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