This week we are featuring Edgeabilities - being a lace lover, these Dies appeal to me greatly, between the Classic Edges and the Decorative Insets, the combinations are endless. Beate has shown us how beautifully they create a CAS card and Candy has shown us how they add so much to an altered candle. For my card today I wanted to show you how the Edgeabilities can be used differently, creating a 3D Christmas Tree.
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Other: Scissors,Velvet Trim, Scraps of patterned paper (four (4) different ones), Star Stick Pin
Start by cutting and embossing one (1) Floral Ovals Decorative Elements Nestabilities® in the largest size and one (1) Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities® and four (4) Classic Edges Two Edgeabilities® along with the Classic Decorative Inserts Five Edgeabilities®, using making or repositional tape to hold the Edgeabilities in place - as shown in the photo below. These Dies can all be cut at the same time using the Grand Calibur® Machine.
NOTE: Remember to add wax paper onto your card with the wax side up into the die to remove the Die Cut more easily from the Nestabilities.
After removing the wax paper, insert the card back into the Nestabilities and sponge around the edges with straw or linen coloured ink, using the Die as a Stencil. Remove from the Die.
Using the Scor-Pal® and the Die Cut Edgeabilities®, scor each strip at 1/4" increments - making sure that the lowest peak of the Edgeabilities® is centered to be scored (as shown below). Fold the strip in mountain and valley folds as shown below.
It is time to layer the scored Edgeabilities®, starting at the lower portion of the Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities® glue the first layer as shown below, not forgetting to have the top of it tapering in slightly. Repeat this process with the second strip, the top pleats should line up perfectly with the ones below. Each of my layers have seven (7) pleats in them, the excess scored paper has been trimmed off.
Glue the top layer together first, holding for a minute so the glue sets, then add, forming the top of the tree.
Using foam tape, adhere the Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities® onto the Floral Ovals Decorative Elements Nestabilities®. Attach the Star Stick Pin to the top of the tree.
Cut one Elegant Posts Shapeabilities® in red card, trimming the top off and attaching it at the base of the layered Christmas Tree using Beacon Adhesives - Zip Dry Paper Glue.
Adhere the scored Edgeabilities to the My Mind's Eye™ paper and adding velvet trim above it. finish off my adding the Want2Scrap bling, both Rhinestones and Pearls. The finished card measures 15cm x10cm.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope my tutorial has started you thinking 'outside the square' - making your handmade projects unique and timeless.