Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cuttlebug card with Kaisercraft and Fan Fold Flower

All the items I used to make the card above, you can purchase from Rose-Anne at Cropworks.

  • Bazzill cardstock - textured
  • Kaiserscrapbook Clear Stamps - Fancy Flourishes
  • Versa color burgundy ink
  • A2 Cuttlebug Embossing folder - Swiss dots
  • Coloured pencils
  • Rick rack braid
  • Button
  • Strip of coordinated paper 12"x 1 (30cm x 2.5cm)
  • Kaiser craft cutter with straight and scoring blades
  • Gel Medium


  • Cut the Bazzill to desired size and fold.
  • Ink up your stamp and place in top right hand corner of card.
  • Use the Prisma coloured pencils to add colour and depth to your flourish - if you use the textured card stock when you have coloured the image it almost looks like cross-stitch!
  • Now place the front of the card in the Cuttlebug inside your folder and run it through.
  • Now add your rick-rack to desired position on card. I used 3mm double sided tape (you can get a range of widths from Rose-Anne)
  • After you have cut your coordinating card 12"x 1" (30cm x 2.5cm), use a scorer to score a crease every 1cm.
  • Now fold the strip like you would if making a paper fan.
  • Adhere the 2 ends of the fan folded card together (I used double sided tape but you can used glue - jut let it dry).
  • Push the inside edge into the middle while gently encouraging the outside edge to sit flat on the card. I find once you get the centre of the flower right the rest follows. I use a wide circle of glue or Gel Medium and hold the flower in place until it's stuck. You can gently place a heavy object on the flower, make sure it's well balanced and leave until glue/Gel Medium is dry.
  • Choose a button and using Gel Medium adhere it to the middle of your flower.


  • Gel Medium is a fantastic product, it can be used as a glue, a transparent coat over a creation to help protect it, you can mix it with paint to gain a more vibrant effect and many other uses. Well worth having in your stash.
  • Double sided tape comes in a variety of sizes - 3mm, 6mm, 12mm, 18mm, 24mm, 36mm and 48mm. It is quite versatile as it is acid free and you can tear it (don't need scissors). It suitable for hand application, heat resistant and is ideal for framing and scrapbooking applications. Better still if you have die cuts you can use in a Cuttlebug or similar machine, place the double sided tape on the back of the card, run it through to cut the shape and the tape will be cut as well and the die cut is then ready to apply to your project - no more fiddly bits to try and stick down.
  • Make your flower out of any small strips of card or paper you have - ideal use for off cuts. You could also distress the card on the edges or 'mountains' for added depth and colour. Experiment and you'll be amazed with what you come up with. The width of the strip determined the size of your flower.


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1 comment:

VIP Cards said...

I like the design of the cards and the color are also used in this card that looks really nice. Keep adding more cards like this.

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