Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sponged Cake Wraps

I have had requests for instructions to make the card I made for the last Stampman Challenge. So I decided to make some "mock ups" rather than giving instructions. They are so easy to make that it will be clearly visible from the following examples.

On this finished card I went one step further and cut out an aperture with my Nestabilities before I made the folds to ensure the aperture was central. I stamped the lantern on acetate and stuck it behind the aperture to create a window. For the card background I, once again, used the cup cake wraps as stencils but this time sponged with distress inks. I think this is more effective than the sprayed ones I showed last post and it is easier to do as it doesn't wet the stencil and card so much.
I added some black dots to the swirls to link in with the black ink of the images.
This fold below is the one I used for my Music Themed Card (on last Thursday's post and repeated below) I have made these examples in two colours merely to show up the different layers of card.
It is just made with two pieces of card the same size. The back one is folded at the centre only. The front one is folded at the centre, then the sides are folded in to the centre. The centre angled portion is cut out which thus exposes the back area for whatever images you wish to add there.The outer two sections are then adhered together. Simples!

This is the same as above but it is just taller
This centre is cut out with a Nestabilities Die and the outcut is adhered to the back of the card. Remember to stamp it first before folding.
This also shows how it looks when the top layer of card is smaller giving a border. 
The cards can also be made by just cutting a smaller piece of card and allowing a narrow strip to stick on to the back card. This is useful if you have to count the grammes for posting abroad.


Jan said...

these are so cool!

lisa said...

Hi Jo

Thank you so much for the wonderfully clear instructions for these cards. I think I will have a go for my "special"Christmas cards, they are something just a bit different.
I managed to get some cake wraps from Morrisons today, they'll be doing a roaring trade with them now. Can't wait to get spraying.
Hugs Lisax

Diane said...

Thanks for all these piccies, Jo - they make the construction very clear!
Diane x

Dotpat said...

Very clever Jo brill idea

cockney blonde said...

Fabulous projects there Jo. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I like the effect so may well give them a try, x

sam21ski said...

You are so talented, thanks for sharing all your secrets!!!

Your new blog looks fantastic, love the bright background displaying your own work.

Have a fab few days xxxxx

Shoshi said...

Just stumbled across this, Jo, and have to say it's totally awesome! I have to make some cards like this. what a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial.