Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: 3-D Christmas Cards Using DoverPictura CardKit

Our all new CardKits are perfect for anyone new to cardmaking who wants to dive right in and immediately produce professional-looking results. The easy to follow step-by-step instructions that come with each kit allow you to make five different cards from our included templates (you choose between vertical and horizontal versions) or you can use them as a jumping off point for your own unique designs.

Here's a peek inside our 3-D Christmas CardKit so you can see just how simple it is to get started making your own holiday greeting cards!

Suggested Supplies:
patterned backgrounds, angel image, "compliments of the season" banner- all included with our 3-D CardKit
paper trimmer and/or scissors
bone folder
self-healing cutting mat
retractable pick
Xacto® pen knife
white cardstock
white paper
glue stick or other paper adhesive
embellishments - pearls, silk flowers, buttons- whatever you like!

1. Open Vertical Card Template A. Place the green patterned background (PB016) to cover Side 1. Place the angel (IM082) in the center, 1” from the right edge. Place the Compliments image (IM083) below her, rescaling it to be about the same width as the angel image. Turn off the background layer and print on 8½” x 11 white card stock.

2. For the Inside: Open Vertical Card Template B. Place a narrow green pattern image (IM129) across the top of Side 3. Place a 2½ x 1¾ dark green image (IM147) overlapping the green patterned area. Place a cream image (IM140) inside, scaling it to form a narrow green frame. Position the “Wishing you . . .” artful greeting (AG016) to fill the cream area. Turn off the background layer. Turn the cardstock over and print the inside of your card. Cut out the card using the crop marks as a guide; score in the middle and fold.

3. Adding embellishments. Open a new letter-size document. Place another angel image and a 2” x 7” words image (IM128). Print on a white sheet of paper. Cut out the images. Tear the right edge of the words image and glue the strip along the fold. Trim any excess words paper.

4. Roll the edge. It adds more dimension to your card!

5. Add 3-D Angel. Place foam tape on the back of the angel. Glue her over the angel that's already on the card.

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