Thursday, 6 October 2016

Exciting News and a Project to share

Hello, I have some exciting news to share with you.  I've been a member of the Trimcraft Design Team for the past 2 years and I am absolutely thrilled to announce I will be staying with them as a member of their brand new Design Team  for 2016-2017.  These are exciting times for Trimcraft with lots of new product launches to look forward to and I can't wait to share my projects with you.

Here is one of the projects I submitted for my DT Application:


Hideaway Peekaboo Z fold pop-up box card – First Edition Christmas Promise papers & First Edition Dies.

I’ve chosen this card to show my love of making cards that ‘do’ something and are fun to display.
I created my own hybrid of a z fold card and a pop up box card using all Trimcraft products throughout.
I like a story, so the shy rose gold foiled deer are hiding in a Christmas snowy woodland scene, carefully obscured by trees and snowflakes with the card closed, until the card is opened to reveal a dimensional scene with the deer hiding amongst the trees.
I have made a little video here:  https://youtu.be/dhhQxptMd6s  to show the card opening and closing and from different angles. 
 Step By Step:
  1. Take a Dovecraft 6x6 white card blank, score & fold front only.  Cut a 2nd card blank down to create a strip of card and score & fold to match front. Use waste card to create the 2 supports for the box section.

    Decorate all panels using First Edition Christmas Promise papers, matted onto Grey paper (Dovecraft Colours) and adhere with D/S tape and glue.
    Assemble card by adhering the strip across the card only adding glue where it joins the front and back panels.  Glue supports in place in the box section and test by closing and opening.

  2. Using FE Christmas Promise papers and Dovecraft pink glitter card, die cut Merry Christmas, hearts, snowflakes, trees, robin, foliage and star. Layer snowflakes to make flowers and colour gems with Dovecraft metallic marker.


    Adhere robin & foliage to last panel on strip, colour a gem for the eye using Dovecraft Metallic marker.
  3. Add glitter stickers (Magic & Sparkle) corners to top Left front and top back right of card.  Add a frame sticker to front panel and glue a layered snowflake flower inside.  Glue 3 glitter hearts along bottom of card front.

    Thread metal snowflake charm onto invisible thread, add clear beads and adhere to right of Merry Christmas sentiment.  Top with a layered snowflake flower.
  4. Fussy cut out 5 rose gold foiled deer from the Christmas Promise paper and add 2 to acetate strips, along with 3 trees.  Carefully position the trees and deer into the pop up box section so that the deer will be hidden from view when the card is closed.  Add 2 glitter snowflakes to acetate and add those to box section.  Glue some trees and a deer to back panel of card to help build up the scene.  Glue a pair of deer on the box strip to left of robin.
  5. To finish decorate card with adhesive gems and glitter glue as desired.
    I have made a little video here:  https://youtu.be/dhhQxptMd6s to show the card opening and closing and from different angles. 

     Materials Used:

    Dovecraft Double Sided Tape (12mm)