Panelled Die-Cut Card by Sheila Weaver
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1 A4 Sheet Foundations Milk Card.
1 A4 Sheet Foundations Black Card
1 A4 Sheet Gentle Gloss Photo Paper.
1 A4 Sheet Elegance Satin 160gsm Paper.
Sticky Stuff – I used double sided tape and Foam Pads.
A4 Die-cutting machine.
Using Gentle Gloss Photo Paper print out two of the largest Café topper images from the Food and Drink section on the Janet Kruskamp “The Collection” CD. You may need to resize your images, which should measure no more than 15.5cms x 8cms.
Print out a coordination sentiment on the same sheet of photo paper.
How to print out a single image and import it into a graphics or word processing programme is explained on the CD.
Using JS Elegance Satin 160gsm paper, print out a coordinating backing paper.
Mount the toppers onto black Foundations card leaving a 1mm border
Trim an A4 sheet of Foundations Milk card to measure 29.7cms x 19.5cms.
Measure mark, score and cut the card as shown. Do not fold the score lines yet.
Using the Signature Die Border Flourish SD015 cut a flourish out of a piece of spare card. Position it on the card and decide how you want to cut your fancy die-cut edge. I marked the centre of the middle panel (orange dot) to help me position where I wanted my die to cut.
Position the die centrally as shown and mark the point where the die touches the red score line (shown by the green dot).
Cut vertically down the red score lines to the green dots (shown by the green lines) to create two slits.
Using the two slits as a guide place the die on top of the centre panel and behind the two side panels and secure with low tack sticky tape (shown in pink).
Cut using an A4 die-cutting machine.
Position the centre panel over a scoreboard and score two vertical lines as shown in blue.
Mountain fold red lines and valley fold blue lines.
Cut two pieces/strips of backing paper 2cms x 10.5cms.
Cut one piece/strip of backing paper 4cms x 10.5cms.
Mount the strips onto Foundations black card leaving a 2mm border round all four sides.
Attach to the centre three panels as shown.
Trim and mount a sentiment on the centre panel.
Attach the two toppers to the side panels using foam pads.
This card will fit in a C5 envelope providing measurements were accurate. Otherwise you will need a larger envelope.