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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Simply Bewitching (by Lesley)

 Today's card is really quick to make and the slim, tall 'A' shape is useful for a variety of styles of card.

  1. To make the card take a piece of A4 thick white cardstock and cut two strips lengthways measuring approximately 6cm in width. Cut one of the strips to 24.5cm in length and score the other at 24.5cm. Attach the two strips togther using strong double side tape to create the top folding card.
  2. Attach a strip of doubled sided tape down the centre of the front of the card and adhere the black spider's web ribbon from the Twilight Limited Edition pack. Add another strip of tape on top of the black ribbon and adhere the orange ribbon.
  3. Die cut a circle measuring approx 9cm and another measuring 4.5cm. Colour both with Adirondack Purple Twlight ink. Stamp the tree image from Things that go Bump onto the larger circle with Versafine Onyx Black and the sentiment from Halloween Edges onto the smaller circle. Stamp the tree image again on a white self adhesive label and then cut out just the moon. 
  4. Remove the backing from the label and stick in place as illustrated. Attach both circles to the front of the card using foam pads.
I hope you will try making this style of card, and if this is too tall you can always adjust the height to suit. This slim card acts like an easel to showcase your art on the front. And remember, there are still plenty of inspiring creations to come from the rest of the Design Team. Have fun


  1. Hmmm, it's certainly different ;) I can see the 'point' of it when you say it's a showcase for the focal image, makes more sense. I shall certainly have to try this myself to see how it looks 'in the flesh' - thanks.

  2. I like the look of this LO for a card it's certainly different but you are right it does showcase the focal image. Thanks for sharing the tutorial
    Jackie x

  3. I REALLY LOVE this card and all you have done with it.

  4. Love the focal image card. I really must try making one sometime soon

  5. A brilliant and different design Lesley! I can see it's potential for lots of occasions! :) xx

  6. Gorgeous card, and the shape is very original!! Coco x

  7. Super shape and great colours for these Halloweenstamps!

  8. Thanks for sharing!
    Love the vibrant colours and the spiderweb ribbon. Would make a great net for an underwatescene too I think, to add over the card as last layer.
    I also like how the card has non standard dimensions - it shakes things up a bit and indeed puts the focus on the stamping. I can imagine it standing on a cupboard between all other regular sized cards.. :)
    Debbie / Daqa


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