Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Hello!!  and welcome to another Blog post!!  Today I'd like to share this simple modern style card with you.

I do love using my First Edition die sets and there has been some really great additions to the range lately (and more on their way). I really like the Modern Sentiments set, the hello speech bubble is so ‘on trend’ right now and whilst checking out the new Grace Taylor papers I spotted the perfect paper to match the die, so here’s another card that ‘just had to be done’.

The chalkboard style paper works well for a monochrome colour scheme, but I felt it really came alive with the ‘pop’ of red from the glitter card and foiling.  It’s a simple make but a modern and fun way to say hello, add a few hearts and it could be a Valentines card too.

Step by Step Tutorial:
  1. Cut 5 ¾ “square of Chalkboard Speech patterned paper from the Grace Taylor Sherbet Sky pack.  Adhere to 6” x 6” square card front using double sided tape. (I like the fold along the top).
  2. Apply strips of double sided tape full length across the card front, 1 across the top and 2 across the bottom.  Trim flush with card edges. Remove red backing from the tape one at a time, and then apply FE Red Foil and press onto the sticky tape and rub with fingers smoothing the foil across the whole strip, remove foil sheet to reveal a red foiled stripe.  Do the other tape strips the same, one at a time so it keeps the sticky fresh and ready for foiling. 
  3. Take the ‘Hello’ speech bubble die from the FE Modern Sentiments set and cut from white card.  Glue die cut shape to Dovecraft red glitter card and press down to ensure its stuck.  When dry trim around the die cut leaving a small border showing.  Attach to card front using 3D foam pads.
  4. To finish add a few red and black sequins (Sweet Paris) to the card front using glue to adhere.  I used a combination of small and large sequins to add extra interest.
Materials List: 
  • 6 x6" White Card Blank - Dovecraft
  • Grace Taylor 'Sherbet Sky' 12x12 paper pad
  • First Edition 'Sentiments Modern' die set
  • A4 Glitter Card Ruby (Red) - Dovecraft
  • First Edition Foil in Red
  • 6mm Permafix Tape - Dovecraft
  • 6mm Double Sided Tape - Dovecraft
  • small 3D Foam Squares - Dovecraft
all materials from +Trimcraft Ltd  and the project can also be seen in the Trimcraft DT Gallery link here: http://www.trimcraft.co.uk/projects/121025/hello-card-with-grace-taylor-sherbet-sky-first-edition-foiling