Monday, August 22, 2011

Create + Tutorial...

This is definitely a bit late.  But I still want to share it with you!  : D This post was also my very last blog post over at Kaisercraft!  The DT had the pleasure of working with some fabulous product provided to us by Glue Arts. 

[Wedding Card]

I had heaps of fun putting this little tutorial together.  And I haven't had a chance to share this yet since I was away on holiday when it was posted over at Kaisercraft and then when I returned home... well... I've been on a rollercoaster ride regarding my Dad's sudden passing.

So, here’s how I put it all together.

Gather your supplies.  Materials needed are: kaisercard, 3 strips of patterned paper from the 6.5″ Pink Gelato paper pad (2″, 2.5″ & 3.5″ in width), Pink Gelato paper pad die cuts, organza ribbon, Pink Gelato sticker sheet – sticker borders, ink, Glue Arts Glue Glider PRO and the Glue Arts micro extreme adhesive squares.

Step 1.  Choose and cut the desired patterned paper from the paper pad to the size of the kaisercard or slightly smaller.  Ink and stitch around the edges of the patterned paper and attach to the card using the Glue Glider PRO.  This tool makes life so much easier for paper lovers!  All you need to do is press down and move the Glider towards yourself in one quick and smooth motion.

Step 2. Ink the edges of the pre-cut paper strips using Kaisercraft ink pads.

Step 3. To create the bottom tier of the “Wedding Cake”, take the smallest strip of patterned paper and add a sticker border to the top edge and trim to fit.  Score a line 1.5″ in from one of the short edges and 1″ from the other.

Fold back the edges until they touch, allowing the paper strip to form a “D” shape.  Add some adhesive strips like a bandage to hold the shape in place.

Step 4. Take the next strip of paper (2.5″) and score two lines at 1.5″ in from each of the short ends.  Fold back and overlap the edges by approximately 0.5″ and using the Glue Glider to adhere together.  This creates the middle tier of the wedding cake.

Here’s where it gets tricky!  Add the micro extreme adhesive squares to the lower back of the middle paper tier.  Slip it inside of the first tier and press the adhesive squares to secure the second tier to the first.

Step 5. Add another border sticker to the top of the remaining paper strip.  Score lines at 2″ and 1.5″ and adhere as in the step 4, but overlap the edges to bring the 2″ score line, overhang, all the way over to the other scoreline.

Insert this tier into the other two tiers and attach as in the steps above, using the micro extreme adhesive squares.

Step 6. Attach the “cake” to the card base using the Glue Glider.  Add your sentiment from the paper pad die cuts, to the front of the “cake”.  Finish dressing the card by adding the paper blooms and ribbon.

Thanks for visiting and leaving me some love....x


Kim said...

gosh Leanne that is just beautiful, the tutorial rocks a nd as I said the card is just beautiful!

Kerryn said...

Loved it the first time I saw it and still love it! You clever chickie :).

Alanna said...

Ditto with Kerryn... Thanks for the reminder though. I still haven't tried this trick!

Sheree said...

Wow Leanne what a stunning card! So beautiful...and clever!

Sheree xx

Gina said...

this is sooo beautiful!..great tutorial! :) x