Friday, 11 March 2016

Using the Harrop and Bowscale Layering Card Blank die sets - Ruth


The new Layering Card Blanks die sets can be used in various ways to make not only different sizes of card blanks but also mats and layers for your cards and other projects. If you have a piece of cardstock large enough eg A3, you can make your card from a single piece but you can also join two single shapes together to make one large card.
I have used both the Harrop and Bowscale die sets to make these cards.
NB - You will need an A4 die cutting machine to make the bigger size cards.

Using the Harrop dies with on an A4 piece of card;



You will need 
A4 white card
Harrop Layering Card Blanks Die Set
Woodland Walk 8x8 paper pad
Thinking of You  - Miniature Moments die
double sided tape
tacky glue
gems

 1. Score and fold the A4 piece of white card in half and place the Harrop die which is the nearest size directly on top so that the little notches line up with the folded part of the card. Pass through your die cutting machine.


 2. You will now have a scalloped card blank.

 3. Choose smaller sized dies from the set to cut layers and cut these in contrasting paper colours.

 4. Cut two more, alternating the colours . Die cut Thinking of You from white card.

5. Cut a square of paper measuring 13cm x 13cm and attach to the card with double sided tape. Then add the mats and layers you have cut from largest to smallest at an angle on top. Glue the Thinking of You die cut on top of the smallest layer. Die cut a Filigree Flourish and add to teh card at the right side with some gems.
The card measures 14.5cm x 14.5cm.


Using the Bowscale dies with on an A4 piece of card;

You will need:
A4 white card
Bowscale Layering Card Blanks Die Set
Woodland Walk 8x8 paper pad
Thinking of You  - Miniature Moments die
Ornate Frame layering die set
double sided tape
tacky glue
gems


The Bowscale dies can be used in exactly the same way as the Harrop dies to make rectangular mats and layers but they can also be altered to create squares.

 1. Score and fold the A4 piece of white card in half and place the Bowscale die which is the nearest size directly on top so that the little notches line up with the folded part of the card. Pass through your die cutting machine.

 2. You will now have a decorative edged card blank.

3. Die cut a mat from green paper to fit the card front width wise.

4. Move the die cut down the die so that the top fits exactly into the next repeat pattern. Tape in place and pass through your die cutting machine. This will remove the part of the die cut which is overhanging the bottom of the die and result in a square die cut instead of a rectangle.

5. Cut 3 layers in total with smaller sized dies and attach to the card with double sided tape.
Use the 2nd and 3rd sized dies from the Ornate Frame die set (white for the larger one and green pattern for the oval one) create a frame for the greeting. Glue these to the card. Die cut the Thinking of You twice - once from white card and once from green patterned paper. Offset and glue the white one on top of the green one and glue to the card.
Add a Filigree Flourish die cut along the bottom with gems. 

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