I apologise for how long it is since I last posted, I’ve not really got an excuse other than busy life and poor mental health; I’ve still been making cards and crafting has been a fantastic form of therapy.
The local hospice near me is St Ostwald’s Hospice. I’ve lost lived ones to cancer, as have so many others, and I’ve spent time as a student working in a hospice and saw first hand the work they do. I have taken a stall at the St Ostwald’s Hospice Christmas Fayre and have been making cards to sell there.
I love individual cards, but when selling ii feel it’s nice to offer sets of cards which share a theme, and that is what I have created here.
- DL card blanks
- White hammered card from Create and Craft
- Subtle pearlescent card (I used the mint colour) from Create and Craft
- Pastel mirri board from Create and Craft
- Inticutz Dies Falling Bauble Screen die
- Adhesive (I used Cosmic Shimmer and Pritt Stick)
As I knew I was batch making, I used my Scan’n’Cut to speed up cutting. I cut all of my mats and layers first so I could stick everything quickly.
- Cut four rectangles measuring 50×143 mm and four measuring 70×163 mm from white hammered card.
- Cut one rectangle measuring 60×153 mm and one 80×173 mm from each of four colours of ‘luxury’ card (this is where I used my satin board and subtle pearlescent).
- Die cut the falling bauble screen from each of the smallest white rectangles. It will stay in the cardstock. My measurements left a 5mm border all around. I found it easiest to fasten thgthge die down with low tack tape because I needed a precise border.
- Attach the die cut to the smallest coloured rectangle. I used Cosmic Shimmer for this as it has a great precision tip and sticks firmly, but I’ve got that little bit of wiggle room to make sure the 5mm border is accurate.
- Attach the coloured rectangles to the largest white rectangles. I used Pritt Stick for this; it’s cheaper than Cosmic Shimmer, sticks firmly and let’s me wiggle for the accurate border, but you could also easily use double sided tape.
- Stick your white rectangles onto the final coloured rectangles, again with a 5mm border all around.
- Finally, stick the topper you’ve created into the centre of a DL card, in a portrait orientation.