Monday 10 November 2014

Christmas floating card

Hello! We are now close to Christmas so it is really time to make our Christmas cards. Perfect timing for the Christmas Challenge!

Using the free downloadable papers from Sizzix - click here to download - I made a floating Christmas card.

After I downloaded the paper (click here for the link) I printed them in white textured paper. I trimmed the stripy blue paper to fit inside of a white square card. I checked which size of circle would fit for the printed blue snowflake. I took the next one up from the same set of Framelits 658604 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles #2 and die cut the centre of the card.

I also die cut the blue circle and then I die cut a snowflake from the 659978 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Winter Borders & Rosette.  Then I took a white thread and glued verticlly top and bottom of the circle aperture.

Once dried, I placed the blue circle and attached it to the thread. I then place an identically size circle die cut from the printed snowflake paper.

To cover the back of the aperture, I placed the exact same die that I used for the aperture on top of it, with the blade edge upwards and two pieces of really low tack tape facing upwards as well. Then I placed the paper already trimmed to size facing upwards. Yes, should be placed front upwards, I made a mistake for the photos, it really should be front up, otherwise it wont work.

Once that the piece of paper is centered on all edges, press down and the low tack tape will hold the die in the exact place. Then die cut using your Big Shot and glue down.

Finally I added a strip from the printed papers to create a vertical line between the top and the bottom.

I hope you enjoy this little tutorial!

Happy crafting!

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