Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Pretty Flamingo Card - Trimcraft DT

Hello there! so what have I been up lately?  Well I've been working with lots of new products for the +Trimcraft Ltd  Design Team, like the funky new Dovecraft Kiss & Make up collection. I thought it would be fun to team it with one of the new Dovecraft mini cutting dies, a Flamingo to go with the pink theme.  Keeping the colour palette simple with black, white, pink and red for a modern look. 

Step By Step:
  • Using d/s tape, adhere a 14.5cm square of white card from the FE textured card pack to front of 6x6 red card base from the Dovecraft ‘Let’s Picnic’ pack with fold across the top.
  • Cut 12cm square of pink hair head pattern paper and mat onto a slightly larger square of black card to leave a small border all around.  Adhere to card front.
  • Cut 3cm deep strip of ‘Hey’ paper and mat onto a strip of black card to leave a border along the top only.  Cut pink pattern paper and black card into fringing, layer up and adhere to ‘Hey’ strip, securing at the back with d/s tape.  Add lips pattern washi tape across top of strip.  Trim completed strip to approx. 14.5cm so it spans to edge of white card before adhering in place across lower section of card front.
  • Die cut Flamingo from pink glitter card and glue to doily shape die cut from white textured card. Add to card front using 3D foam squares so it overlaps the ‘hey’ paper strip.
  • Die cut 3 feathers, 2 from Kiss & Make up pattern paper and 1 from pink glitter card.  Position at right of doily, slipping bottom of feathers into the holes and securing the feathers using 3D foam squares.  Slip 2 heart topped stick pins amongst the feathers, pushing down and into the foam behind the doily to secure.
  • Using black ink stamp letters to spell out ‘Pretty’ ‘Flamingo’ onto white textured card.  Cut out words and mat onto slightly larger black card to give a small border all around.  Use 3D foam to add words, at angles, to left of flamingo overlapping onto doily.
  • To finish, add 3 adhesive hearts to bottom left on card, a small adhesive black gem to flamingo’s eye, and a panel of pattern paper to the inside of card.
Products Used:
Dovecraft Kiss & Make Up 8x8 Paper – DCPAP056
Dovecraft Kiss & Make Up Washi Tape – DCWST006
Dovecraft Kiss & Make Up Heart Stick Pins – DCTOP055
Dovecraft Flamingo Die – DCDIE089
First Edition Nesting Doily Dies – FEDIE164
First Edition Bird Dies – FEDIE059
First Edition 12x12 Textured Card – FEPAD062
Simply Creative Clear Alpha Stamps – SCSTP001
Dovecraft Let’s Picnic 6x6 Cards & Envs – DCCE056
Dovecraft Pink Glitter Card
Black Ink
Adhesives: d/s Tape, 3D Foam Squares, clear drying glue