Australian Simply Cards 96 – BONUS projects

by Practical Publishing on July 21, 2016

Here is the FREE bonus project from Kim Macfarlane on page 92 of Australian Simply Cards 96.

Birthday bird

You will need
-white, kraft & black cardstock
- Marianne Design Sweet Roses 6×6″ patterned paper
- ribbon
- white & pink embroidery thread
- white chalk marker
- Rose & Walnut Brown Viva Decor Paper Soft Color ink
- pearls & rhinestones
- needle
- paper flowers
- Buddly Crafts round & hearts rhinestones
- Marianne Design Craftables Square and Flower Stitch, Happy Birthday &      Ribbon Border dies
- Marianne Design Creatables Bird on Branch Small & Tassels Fringe dies
- manual die-cutting machine

Simply make

1. Create a 13.5cm-square card blank from kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of a 12.5cm piece of patterned paper and a 13cm piece of white cardstock and layer onto the card front, leaving a narrow border.

2. Die-cut a Stitch square, one small flower, two leaves and a ribbon border. Emboss the flower details and colour with rose ink whilst it is in the die. Ink the edges of the leaves with Walnut Brown.

3. Using three strands of embroidery thread, back-stitch the details onto the square, flower, leaves and border. Draw around the inside panel of the stitch square die to hand-cut two centre panels. Ink the edges and glue in position.

4. Die-cut and emboss the bird on branch, using a liquid chalk pen to add accents through the die.

5. Cut two Happy Birthday sentiments, inking the top sentiment and adhering together to create a shadow effect as shown.

6. Thread ribbon through the border die-cut and layer all of the die-cuts onto the card front, affixing some using 3D foam pads for dimension.

7. Die-cut two fringe tassels. Die-cut two tassels and trim a piece of embroidery thread long enough to wrap around the fold of the card front.

8. Tape both thread ends onto the inside of the tassels and roll the shapes to form the tassels, securing with a small dab of glue. Embellish the card with pearls, paper flowers and gems to finish.

Here is the FREE bonus project from Ingrid Vichova on page 46 of Australian Simply Cards 96.

Especially for you

You will need
- free gift
- white cardstock
- Twisted Citron Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
- Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
- Clearly Besotted sentiment stamp
- pink iridescent sequins
- paper trimmer
- acrylic block
- Tim Holtz Mini Blending Tool
- manual die-cutting machine

Simply make

1. Emboss two opposite edges of a 5″-square card blank and lightly ink the raised areas using Twisted Citron.

2. Emboss two equally wide strips of white card, ink up the raised areas and glue to the embossed card to form an embossed edge and cut off the excess.

3. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and affix in the centre of a 5 1/2″-square card blank.

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