You are a star!

For my second Fiskarettes Design Team project, I decided to challenge myself to make a card without using any stamping.


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For this project you will need a square card base, kraft card, My minds eye papers, Basic Grey and Making memories letter stickers, a K+Co chipboard letter and various Fiskars tools.

1. Cut a square of brown kraft card 1/2 a cm smaller than the card base using the Fiskars paper trimmer, then cut a square of green card 1/2 a cm smaller than the Kraft card and finish off with a square of patterned backing paper another 1/2 cm smaller. Matt and layer all pieces on to the front of the card. The graduated ruler on the paper trimmer makes matting and layering so easy and precise and very quick too!

2. Cut circles in decreasing sizes from various materials using the shape cutter and circle templates. I used the template to mark the circle on the orange lacy fabric and cut with my trusty Fiskars scissors. When the circles are all cut layer them up and stick together. The larger green circle was stuck flat on the card but the smaller one was raised on foam pads to give the card some dimension.

3. Cut a star from Patterned paper with the Fiskars squeeze punch and stick to the smaller circle. Embellish with a button. The punch is easy to use even without applying too much pressure and gives a really neat finish to the cut shape.

4. Stick backing paper to a chipboard letter ’S'. I used quick drying PVA and stuck something heavy on the letter while it was drying to make sure I got a nice smooth finish. When the glue is dry, cut around the shape to trim off the excess paper with the finger tip craft knife. As this is really small and you have such great control of the blade it is ideal to cut around awkward shapes. To give a neat finish, file the edges of the shape with a nail file.

5. Stick the chipboard letter on the largest circle and add die cut letters and letter stickers to complete the sentiment.

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I like this card as it shows how you can make an effective card layout using a few papers and tools. Cutting the shapes with tools make such a difference to how neat the card looks and makes it look much more professional!

Jane
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