Saturday, 28 January 2017

Year of The Rooster, Dream Big! - Trimcraft DT

Hello, as it’s the Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster for 2017.  I thought it would be fun to make a themed card that would also be suitable to give as a Birthday card or a Good Luck card.  The theme of a New Year and ‘Dream Big’ are quite motivational too.  Rather than reds, I have used the muted colours in the Simply Creative Sweet Dreams papers to create a modern card with silver to highlight.

 Step By Step:
  1. Take a Dovecraft Silver 6x6 card base (I’m using one from the Christmas Basics pack) using with fold across the top.
    Cut a slightly smaller square of pink ‘Sweet Dreams’ paper and adhere inside.  Cut another square of different pattern paper and adhere to card front using d/s tape.  

  2. Cut a 12.5cm square of pale pink polka dot paper and adhere to card front in the centre.
    Cut a strip of Dream Big paper and adhere across bottom third of card front using d/s tape.
  3. Using the nesting star dies (FEDIE137X16) cut 1 large from feather pattern paper and next size down from pale pink paper.  Mat smaller star onto larger star, and then again onto card front using d/s tape and glue.
  4. Die-cut the Rooster / Chicken (FEDIE065) from silver card twice (I’m using a spare card base to match) and glue both together to add depth before gluing to centre of star on card front.
  5. Using the Bird die set (FEDIE059) die cut 3 feathers (2 from silver card and 1 from Sweet Dreams paper.  Arrange feathers at right of stars, gluing only at the bottom so you can shape the feathers for dimension.  Top with a die cut star from silver card.
  6. Use Simply Creative adhesive stickers in silver foil to add lettering to spell ‘Rooster’ across top of card and ‘2017 across bottom.  On the sticker sheet there are some circles, add one to each corner of paper panel and add a star to the die cut star with the feathers.
  7. To finish, add a small clear adhesive gem to the eye of the Rooster.

    Products Used:
    • Simply Creative FSC Paper Pad 6x6 Sweet Dreams SCPAD040
    • Dovecraft Christmas Basics 6x6 Cards & Envelopes - Gold and Silver DCCAE011X16
    • First Edition Dies - Farmyard FEDIE065
    • First Edition Dies - Birds FEDIE059 
    • Simply Creative Alphabet & Number Stickers - Classic Foil Silver SCSTK018

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