31 May 2013

Make it yourself!

This week on Daring Cardmakers the challenge is to create your own from scratch embellishment on your card. Here's the card I came up with:

Kathy has set this weeks dare and has asked us to post up a bit of a tutorial on how we've made our cards too so here's how I made mine.
First start out with a scrap of white card and a stack of patterned tapes. Stick the tape pieces on a ruler to measure them out. I started with the largest piece cutting it to 5cm then cut each subsequent piece 1cm smaller.

 Glue a star paper punch out on the top of the 'tree' and add another piece of tape for the trunk. Cut out the embellishment trimming it close to the edges in a rectangle shape and then trim the bottom edge with pinking scissors to make a 'tag' shape.
Cut out the backing paper piece for your card then stitch the tag embellishment to it across the top. Fold the tag around a pen, (or something else rounded) to give it some dimension.

Finish with the stamped greeting across the bottom of the card.

Head on over to Daring Cardmakers to see what the rest of the DT have come up with and how they've made their embellishments, http://www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
x Leo


Lythan said...

Love that washi tape tree what an inspired idea!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

This is a fab idea for Christmas cards, and I love the colours and patterns you've used.

Kathy said...

This is just SUCH a clever idea and makes for such a striking card