Monday, 17 August 2015

Mechanical Designs

Materials used:-
FRS293  Doodle Daisies
CP16-23 Sparkler border punch
Stampendous Crystal embossing powder
Brilliance Graphite Black
Versamark pad 
Tombow pens
A4 sky blue card
white & turquoise card for layering
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
01395 273238

Oh goody one of my favourite things to do this week; a mechanical design, one with a bit of engineering. This one is called a "box fold" for obvious reasons & quite simple to do even though it looks complicated. The basic rules apply, just get your measurements precise & the folds crisp & clean-simples! Here is how to make the base:-

1. Cut a piece of card measuring 27.5 x 20cm & mark the centre as you are looking at it landscape view. From the left score vertically at 6.5cm, 10cm, 17.5cm & 21cm. Next score horizontal lines 3.5cm from the top & bottom. Cut the rectangles out of each corner. (See template)
2.Cut along the four edges to the 10cm & 17.5cm points. From the centre point (which you marked at the start) score diagonally to the 10 cm & 17.5cm points.
3. Add DS tape (you may want to use the extra sticky one) to the 4 corner flaps.Fold & attach & you will see the box shape form in the centre of your card. Push the diagonally scored fold in & the 2 outer panels fold out to create the box fold. 

To decorate I cut 3 pieces of white card, one each for the outer panels  & one for the centre of the card. I used Doodle Daisies & masked the flowers on the outer panels to create a continuous design. I used one flower inside with the stem & sentiment. I coloured with Tombow pens before covering the whole surface of each piece with Versamark ink & embossing with the crystal powder for a glossy, sparkly effect. Now just mount onto the turquoise card & attach to the card blank.
The lacy edges were created with the border punch & white linen paper. Below is the template & a view of the card when closed. It will easily fir into a 6" x 6" envelope.

Here's the template

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