Cazro's Collection of Papercraft Tutorials.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Another style of calendar

January Challenge  Blue and Crackle Effect           
The total length is just short of an A4 sheet of card, though this could easily be adapted to fit, by reducing the height of the mountain fold. To make it all easier here are the measurements.
Two pieces of card to measure 12 cm high and 15cm wide.
A third piece to measure 9cm high and 15 cm wide.
score at 2cm , score at 4.5cm, score at 7 cm.
With glue adhere the first 2cm to the left side card and the last two cm to the right side card.
Bend the scores to have the centre at 4.5 a mountain fold and the outer two folds are valley folds.
cover it all in nice paper. If for yourself, I didn't bother tidying the inside, but if for a gift adhere more paper to tidy the inside. Mark with a pencil where to place the holes for the rings or ribbons. Punch in two holes. Fold upwards, add rings then start making your monthly pages. . Here are my February and March pages. More will be added as they are created. The details of each can be found on my main blog, labelled Calendar.
February Red and Embossing
March Challenge Green and Flowers
 April  Challenge Yellow and a Mask
                                                                     May -Challenge Pink and Birds

 June - Challenge Turquoise and Lace
July - Purple and Dry Embossing


Monday, 26 September 2011

Easy Embossing Resist Technique

One of my favourite techniques is the Embossing Resist, you can achieve some amazing results fairly easily.
I hope this tutorial with a few pictures will help you along the way. if you would prefer a more visual version, just go to Google- then you tube and type in Embossing Resist or Resist on Cards. Good luck but if you haven't used this technique before, please try it, it's fun.
                                                                 You will need the following.

You will need card - measurements below
Using a text stamp, with Frayed Burlap
Cover the card with either Talcum powder or a anti-static bag. Choose your stamps, position them on the card, once stamped with either Perfect Medium or Versamark you won't be able to see where you stamped. Leave two of the stamps on the card and stamp the third. Take off the second , add the Versamark, stamp in it's position, take the third and stamp in it's position.

Cover with clear embossing powder, tip off the excess, return to the pot.  Heat the powder with a heat tool. I find if I do this under a table light I can see better when the magic melting happens. Start to add Distress Inks using Autumnal colours. I used Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, then edged the card using Forest Moss

Matt onto your green card, then adhere to your 5" square card
Your completed project. Well done.