Another great week last week - thanks to eveyone who took part. This week we have a tutorial on inserts - I don't know about you, but I always forget to decorate inside the card, so this is just a tutorial on how to make the inside as gorgeous as the front.
This weeks challenge is:
Bling It On
Get some bling on your creations - gems, glitter, sparkly brads, glimmer mist - you name it, anything that sparkles!
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It's my turn Maggie and I've prepared a picture tutorial on 'Inserts'.
You can make them as simple or as intricate as you'd like. The easiest way is to cut a piece of paper a little bit smaller then the card itself and then fold it in half. I've used 90gsm white paper with silky smooth finish or card stock matching the front of the card .
The basic idea is to cut the insert with shaped scissors...
or punch the insert and stamp inside it.
You can also punch the edge of the insert to add more interest.
This one has been cut with square label die and the edges have been inked with a green ink matching the front of the card. I've also punched a strip of cardstock and attached it at the bottom. I also used stitches stamp closer to the edges.
Here I've punched the top and bottom of the insert and layered white on top of red one. I've also stamped 'Merry Christmas' in the centre.
The inside of the card has been stamped with snowflake stamps. Next I've used two layers of card stock - both of them stamped with snowflakes and embellished with some gems.
Here I've used some backing paper where I've punched the edges. I layered it with white card inking edges again and stamping some swirls.
Here is an example of a gate fold card where the inside of the card is the main part of it.
Here I've cut circles using scalloped circles dies and I stamped a sentiment in the middle.
I've made a stencil by punching out some flowers. Then I used the stencil to embellish the insert with flowers. I also added some flat backed pearls to add more interest. The background has been cut using label die.
Here the insert is die cut vellum and die cut backing paper, I've inked the edges and stamped 'Love from...' sentiment. Using vellum under a layer of other backing paper means that I don't have worry about glue being visible.
Here I've used embossing folder, the same which I used at the front of the card, to emboss the insert. I inked the raised image, next I covered it with a piece of pink cardstock and added some gems.
Here, again, the insert of the card is the main part of it. I found some birthday verses online, printed them out and cut with label die.
Before I share the DTs inspirational work for this weeks challenge, I would love to share with you some cards created by the wonderful ladies from Digital Delights:
Now the inspiration from the DT
Remember, all you have to do to win a prize is:
- Create something using the theme of the challenge
- leave a tip (using the comment section)
- do both!!
You can now only enter the challenge 3 times - just as long as its a new creation - any back dating creations (before today's date) will be removed.
You must also do a link to Top Tip Tuesday on your creation post.
Only someone leaving a tip can win the featured tipper prize - you can leave your tip via the comment section of the post.
Remember, there is also the chance to be one of our Top 3 creations as well!!
You have until 11pm (UK Time) on Monday 28th February to enter - so go on, get creating!