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‘Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful’ Card

‘Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful’ Card

We’ve all heard the lovely old adage, ‘No two snowflakes are alike,’ so what better way to promote pursuing a truly unique approach to life, than with this elegant snowflake themed card of encouragement?

YOU WILL NEED:

DESIGN TIP:

Mounting the strips of patterned paper onto solid-coloured card helps them to really stand out against the patterned background.

STEP 1:

Print out the blue snowflake and blue swirly floral patterned papers from the Couture by Create and Craft Seasons Greetings Collection CD ROM.

STEP 2:

Cut the swirly floral patterned paper slightly smaller than the card front, and mount this onto white and then blue card.

STEP 3:

Cut three strips of snowflake paper, and mount each of these onto blue, then white card.

STEP 4:

Glue these strips to the swirly floral paper you cut out and mounted in Step 2, trimming the ends evenly.

STEP 5:

Place the snowflake and border die together atop white card, secure with repositionable tape, and die cut.

STEP 6:

Take your die-cut snowflake, and cut it into 3 pieces, gluing each piece to the cardfront design as shown.

STEP 7:

Stamp the sentiment onto white paper, ink the edges to create a narrow coloured border, and add this to your cardfront design.  You could use adhesive, or experiment with 3D foam pads for added dimension. Finish the sentiment off with a pretty blue bow, tied in silk ribbon and stuck at the sentiment’s edge!

STEP 8:

Fold a piece of white card in half to create your cardblank, and stick your design to the front. Finally, add rhinestone accents as shown, for eye-catching sparkle!

And there you have it – a card as beautiful and unique as a snowflake itself!

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Card

Do you have any tips on how you make your crafts stand out from the crowd? Share them in the comments below!



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