- Score the longer side at 9cm and 18cms. Don't be tempted to fold it at this point because it is much easier to decorate if you leave it flat.
- Cut a piece of card 1cm by 7 cms. Place this at the centre bottom of one of the panels and draw round it, then cut out the shape, this gives you the little legs, repeat this on all three panels, and then do the same at the top (this is optional).
- Measure the size of your panels and cut your gold layer 1cm smaller, and the black layer 1.5cm smaller.
- Then I put the black layers through an embossing folder and use gold gilding wax to highlight the raised areas. I was a bit heavy handed with the wax, hence the streaky bits, I think a gentle touch is needed!
- I decorated mine with die-cut pointsettias and swirls, but you could use anything really.
- The sentiment is from a Hobby Arts set of sentiment stamps and I used red tinsle embossing powder so everything matched. I also coloured the little gems on the swirls with a red ProMarker.
- Finally I put a panel of cream card on the back centre so that you have somewhere to write. However Veronica who was at the workshop put a larger sentiment onto the centre panel, and it look really nice, Veronica has a blog too vroncards.blogspot.co.uk have a little look if you have time.
- Next fold your card in a zig-zag,
- This was a really fun card to make, and as you can see, once I'd started, I couldn't stop!!!
I took these to Ickworth Craft Fair last weekend and sold them all in two hours!
Once again thanks for taking the time to have a look round, if you like what you see, please pass the blog address onto your crafty friends.
Off now to dust my mantlepiece......just noticed the state of it in the photo!
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