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Acetate Dome Card by Sheila Weaver

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2 JS 8” x 8”(203mm x 203mm) pre-scored white cards, plus 1 matching envelope.
1 A4 Sheet JS Gentle Gloss Photo Paper.
1 A4 Sheet JS Elegance Satin Paper 160gsm.
1 A4 Sheet JS Gold Mirri Card.
1 A4 Sheet JS Thick Acetate.
1 A4 Sheet 100-120gsm Paper for insert.
Sticky Stuff – I used Double Sided tape, Red Liner Tape, Foam Tape and Pinflair Glue Gel.
Approx. 2/3rd yard (0.6m) of 15mm wide organza ribbon. I used white and coloured it with a French Navy Promarker.
Four small Crystal Sticker self-adhesive pearls.
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Accents set e.g. Ironwork Accents – Border and cartouche dies.
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities No 23 or similar – I used the third largest die.
JS Tom Mielko Project Book and CD – I used the image from Project 23.


Step One

Using JS Gentle Gloss photo paper print out the largest topper and mount onto gold mirri card allowing a border of approximately 3mm.

Print out the matching backing paper onto 160gsm Elegance Satin paper.


Step Two

Open out one of the 8” x 8” cards, place the die on the front of the card and cut out the aperture. If you do not have a suitable die, cut a rectangle big enough so the topper can be seen through the aperture.


Step Three

Cut a piece of acetate 7 7/8in square (200mm x 200mm) to fit inside the front of the card.

Using red liner tape attach to the inside of the front of the card over the aperture.


Step Four

Cut a length of 15mm organza ribbon approx. 16/17inches long and create a “faux bow” as shown. If you do not have any navy ribbon, white ribbon can be coloured with a Promarker.


Step Five

Attach the ribbon to the front of the card as shown. Secure the bow in position using a short length of red liner tape.


Step Six

Open out the second card and cut a piece of card 8.5in x 8in. With the pre-scored fold line at the right-hand side attach red liner tape to the 1/2in flange.


Step Seven

Attach the second piece of card to the back of the aperture card, butting the pre-scored fold lines up to each other and “sandwiching” the ribbon between two pieces of card.


Step Eight

Cut strips of backing paper 1cm or wide enough to cover the red liner tape and attach over the acetate on the inside (front) of the card.


Step Nine

Using Spellbinders Shapeabilities cut out a border strip from the backing paper. Mount onto gold mirri card and attach to the right-hand side of the open card using foam tape.

The acetate front of the card will locate under the border strip when the card is displayed.

Cut out a matching cartouche and mount onto the card as shown. Optional using a spare piece of organza ribbon approx. 4in/10cms long make a rosette by running a gathering stitch round the edge of the ribbon, pulling into a circle and forming a rosette. Attach the rosette to the cartouche and decorate with a pearl.


Step Ten

Cut an insert 9” x 8” and score 1” in from the left-hand side. I created a scalloped edge by drawing round the border die and cutting by hand. Fix to the inside of the card using double sided tape and covering the join where the second piece of card was attached.

Attach three pearls to the ribbon on the front of the card as illustrated.

This card will fold down and fit in the envelope that comes with the card.

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