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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Recessed Window Tutorial

Hello and welcome to the first tutorial on our new blog. Yhe aim is to post a new tutorial here every Thursday morning. You can find our previous tutorials by following the links in the posts below.

So today I am going to show you how to make the fabulous Recessed Window Card as shown over on the inspiration blog yesterday.

I have used the new Country Companions range from Do-Crafts, and made this card to show you one of the ideas on using the pre-printed images on the backing papers. 

First Take an A5 card blank which will be approx 20cm x 30cm when folded. using the diagram above as a guide, draw lines all the way round one of the sides of the card 2.5cm & 3.5cm in from each edge.

Using a scorer or embossing tool, score the lines around each of the rectangles (as shown above). Do not score the corners.

Trim 2 diagonal lines going across from corner to corner (as shown above). This will create 4 triangles.

On the outer score lines, fold each triangle outwards.

On the inner score lines, fold each triangle back in on itself. (this is what it will look like from the back)

This is what the card will look like from the front.

Take a piece of patterned paper and trim to 14.5cm x 19.5cm. Trim a rectangle out of the middle by measuring 2cm all the way round the paper.

Stamp a sentiment onto the bottom RH corner of the paper and attach to the front of the card blank.

Trim one of the pre-printed images from the paper and attach to a piece of card 15cm x 10cm. Trim any edges to fit.

From a 2nd sheet of paper cut out part of the image and using foam pads decoupage onto the orginal image. Using a glue pen and gliiter add highlights to the water to make it sparkle.

Attach the image to the inside of the window, sticking the triangles onto the back of the image. Tie an organza ribbon around the top of the frame and add flowers in the bottom LH corner to finish.

I have made this card quite simple, but you can embellish as much or a little as you like. A stamped image in the centre would also work great. The only limit is your imagination.

The same measurement for scoring round the card also works on a Square Card Blank, obvoiusly then you need to adjust the size of the paper frame and central image to fit.

Hope you have found this tutorial helpful.

Lyndsey xx

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