How to...Add a ‘float­ing’ char­ac­ter

Eas­ily add in­ter­est with a lit­tle die cut­ting and lay­er­ing

Papercraft Inspirations - - STAMPING -

1

Cover the front of an A5 card blank with spotty pa­per from the Frosty Christ­mas pack. You can use dou­ble-sided tape to quickly and eas­ily se­cure the pa­per in place. 2

Trim a piece of white card to mea­sure 19x14cm then cover it with tree-pat­terned pa­per from the Frosty Christ­mas pack. Again, use dou­ble-sided tape to se­cure the pa­per in place. 3

Use a cir­cle die to shape the bot­tom-right corner of the panel from step 2. Use washi tape to hold the die in place be­fore run­ning it through your ma­chine. Add ac­etate to the back of the panel. 4

Wrap a length of white rib­bon around the die-cut panel, near the top, se­cur­ing it in place on the re­verse. You can now leave this panel to one side. 5

Print out the im­age of the bunny with presents, from the Furry Folk 1 stamp set. Colour in the de­sign then fussy cut it, keep­ing some white card at the bot­tom, to ground the im­age. 6

Use sticky foam pads to stick the bunny im­age onto the ac­etate sec­tion of the panel cre­ated in step 4. The foam pads add di­men­sion as well as be­ing an easy way to ad­here to ac­etate.

7

Stick the panel from step 6 onto your card front, us­ing sticky foam pads. To com­plete your card, add a rib­bon bow topped with printed greet­ing tags and a small, heart-shaped but­ton.

Top tip Use a dou­ble layer of foam pads when at­tach­ing im­ages to ac­etate, this will help to cre­ate the ‘float­ing’ ef­fect

Ali­son Wendy Jan­ice

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