Tuesday, 27 March 2018

It's christmassssss plus quick tutorial of acetate bow card

Good evening everyone 

I hope your weekend went ok? 

For the past days I've been working on one of my favourite project's , the acetate bow front card.  I've actually took photos of how I create this card so please be aware this post will be quite photo heavy. 

Firstly I got some good quality card stock A4, I used hunkydory from a card kit. 
Use a scoreboard to score it like you're making a gatefold card. 

Decorate it in paper's you want for the card or you could leave it as it is, it's just easier to decorate before you cut the aperture into the card front. 

Choose a die you want to die cut the aperture, it really doesn't matter about size either.  
Like in my photo roughly place the die in the centre and place the cut side of the die upwards so it cuts into the flaps and not into the actually base of the card.  Tape it down using low tack tape and then die cut.

Before placing the acetate make sure you decorate the base of the card first and then using red tape place it at each side of inside of the card and place tape underneath flaps too.  
I used A4 acetate from Hunkydory and cut about 2 inches of the width of it.  You then just stick one side down inside the card and then the other side. The acetate will automatically bow and form it's own shape then gently stick flaps down onto the acetate and that's it.    You're free to just decorate the card as you please. 

The stamp I used is called presents galore and is from sue wilson. I coloured it using spectrum markers red family: DR5, DR1, CR11, CR10 and CR8.  Brown EB4 and blender.    Paper , ribbon and father Christmas images were all from stash that my mom gave me.
The baubles were from a die free from a magazine.

Holly embellishments were from a bag of goodies from my darling mom too. 

Dies I used were flower dies from tattered lace , spellbinders and poppy crafts dies from Craftstash


Sorry it's a bit long winded but I know from experience people are more inclined to try projects if they don't see templates as it can be quite overwhelming lol. 

I hope you like this Card, I love Christmas so wanted to try get that chrismassy feeling.

Thanks so much for popping by and of you get stuck on anything just let me know, is be happy to help. 

Have a lovely evening 
Lots of love Sharon 

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DonnaMundinger said...

Oh, this is sooo beautiful and I love all of the gorgeous details, Sharon! Can't wait to try one. Thanks for the lovely tut! xxD

Wendy L said...

This looks stunning, xxx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kath said...

A fabulous creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
Kath x

Sandy said...

Beautiful creation, lots of detail to delight to look at. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Ave Create.
Hugs, Sandy DT

marleen said...

Super card and thanks you're playing with Scrapbookstampsociety.

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

... and thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Kaija said...

This is soo beautiful!Thanks for join us at
ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Hope to see you again and good luck.
Gr.Kaija Dt-member

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sharon
Thanks for join us at
{ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Victoria Rowson said...

Fabulous creations! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!