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Celebrate summer with this tried-and-tested floral treasure



What an amazing Summer we're having! Why not make the most of it, and celebrate these summer days with this fun, flowery card from one of our previous Craft Club Magazines? There's no need to worry ? even if you don't have the materials originally suggested, we've found some alternatives that'll help create this perfect, sunshiney project!

Papercraft

< 1 hour

Beginner

You Will Need:

  • Blossoms die-set
  • Black & Ivory cardstock
  • Cotton lace
  • Card blank
  • Ribbon or seam binding
  • Heart-shaped brad
  • Sanding tool
  • Cloth
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Select Black and White cardstock. Sand and distress each piece using a sanding tool and clean-up cloth. Layer and stick the prepared card onto the front of a large square blank using our picture as a guide. Wrap strips of natural cotton lace horizontally around the lower half of the card, and add a line of creased coordinating ribbon or seam binding across the top. You can achieve a ‘creased’effect on ribbons by laying a strip of red-backed double-sided tape across a lace strip, and crumple ribbon onto the tape as you lay it down.

  2. To make the flower, use the Blossoms die-set and cut pieces of the two different cards to the sizes of the five larger blossom dies. Alternate the colours as the sizes decrease. Crumple the card and sand it before die-cutting each one. Layer the blooms and make a hole through the centre of them all with a piercing tool.

  3. Push a decorative brad through the middle of the bloom stack, and secure the 'legs' at the back. Stick to the front of the card. Make leaves by crumpling and pre-sanding some small pieces of the green whitewash card and hand cut some rough leaf shapes. Secure to the front of the card using Collall glue gel.

  4. Update it!
    • Why not try Lynda Chapman's World of Paper The Ultimate Cocktail Collection (409700). This paper is slightly rough with a subtle pearl effect, making for an extremely unique design.

    • Instead of the blossoms die, try the Tattered Lace Charisma Swift Peony Die (443710), which is sure to make your project look professional and beautiful.

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