Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tutorial: Shaped Cards from a CD-ROM

We recently received a question from a customer about how to fold some of the card templates on the CD-ROMs. We turned to our CD-ROM Specialist, Stephanie, who came up with this great tutorial to answer the question.    

Here's what she shared:

I had a question asked about how to fold the cards included in the Shaped Card Section of the Crafter's Companion CD-ROMs, so I thought I would show you how I do it.

The next step is to detail-cut the card. It measures just under 9 3/4" wide.  I decided to score my card back and just over 4 3/4" which allows my circle to overlap slightly when I fold it. The printed designer paper now becomes the back of your card.

Here's what the card looks like when it is folded.

I decided I wanted a bit more contrast between my image and the inside of the card, so I tried several scraps of cardstock for the inside. This one pulls out the teal blue in the leaves.

While this one pulls out the yellows in the design.

I decided to go with the blue for a bit richer contrast. I also decided to trim off the little violet circle and mat it on coordinating purple cardstock for a bit more contrast (because I always try to find ways to make a card design my own).

 I finished with the Mother's Day sentiment from Sentimentals Friends and Family stamped in Lilac Posies Memento Ink. The final embellishment was a row of small pearls along the bottom.

We hope this helps answer any questions you have about how to create these lovely shaped cards!

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1 comment:

Anne said...

I love the colour combinations you used, the design layout and the beautiful design itself. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!