Monday, April 2, 2012

Cart-Us Lacé Die Card - Cardmaking Online

Photograph One
This card was different to create as I have never played before with Cart-Us Lacé Dies, and they are quite unique in themselves. The dies are available in a range of patterns, all beautiful, and a lot of fun to work with.
The design team for Cardmaking Online have created a variety of wonderful cards, using many techniques I have never seen before.  Call on over to the Cardmaking Online Blog and see for yourself!
1. Create a card base measuring 6" X 6" in white cardstock.
2. Cover base of card with 6" X 6" decorative paper.
3. Using a different patterned paper, cut a piece 5 1/4" X 5 1/4" and adhere to base of card using double sided tape.
4. With yet another different pattern paper, cut a piece measuring 4 1/2" X 4 1/2", and adhere to card base using Foam Squares to give dimension to the card.

5. Using a coordinating shade of double sided paper, cut your Lacé Die using a Bigshot or Cuttlebug.  Please Note:  It is important to use double sided paper when using this particular die, as both sides will show on your card.
6. Following pattern on die cut, fold back each triangle area.  It is easiest to use a bone scoring tool and ruler, but you have to take care as it is a small area you are working on.  If you use a good quality paper, you will not have issues with tearing.  It is possible to fold using your fingers only, and still get a very neat fold.
7. Create your flower for centre using the Marianne Design Craftables - CR1202. All I did to create this particular flower was cut one each of the die-cuts and gently roll each petal using a skewer.  The two largest petals were rolled downwards and the top, slightly upwards.
8. Ink Edges of your flower, and Lacé Die if to your liking.
9. Assemble flower by using a tiny amount of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to the centre top of largest flower, and adding the middle sized flower on top.  Add further adhesive to middle flower and attach smallest flower to centre.  Please Note:  It is important to stagger the flower petals, and not have them directly over the top of one another.  This allows for a much prettier flower.
10. Using very small amounts of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, adhere your Lacé Die to your card base.  Please Note:  Take care with the glue, as using too much can leave unsightly marks on your card. Also, adhere flower to centre of Lacé Die, and allow to dry.

11. Add a single large 'Clear' Adhesive Jewel to the centre of the flower, and 3 Jewells to each corner of the inside card layer.  See Photograph One for placement.

12. Create a sentiment of your choice using a strip of paper.  For this card, all I did was bend slightly to form a banner look, and adhered using a small amount of Double-Sided Tape to hold in position.

Your card is completed!

Other: Ranger distress ink- 'Walnut Stain'
Paper - My Minds Eye


Gloria Stengel said...

Very pretty!

Lean said...

Beautiful work looks so cool!

Teresa said...

Wow this is beautiful Sandie, xx

Adriana B said...

very lovely card, Sandie, love the dimensional look of it :)

Bonnie Brown said...

Sandie very pretty!! Love the different look to it!!