Friday, 24 February 2012

Card (igan!)s


I took the card on the right along with me to NEC last week and got so many people asking how I made it that I said I would add the details here and on Blog Tonic when I got home, so here goes.....



 1. Start with a 15cm square card blank and mark the centre of the top.Centre the smallest Tonic Studios Oval Shape Maker  to create a "neck" and cut using the cutter on the inside of the oval



 2. Cut 2 triangles from patterned paper. One with sides measuring 15cm, 9.5 cm , 9.5cm; and the other measuring 10cm, 7cm , 7cm.



 3.Set the smaller triangle face down on the same grid and mark both sides of neck edge.Place it on top of the larger triangle and lay the oval inside edge exactly on top of the marks and cut through the two pieces of paper.



 4. Remove the larger triangle and line up the oval . this time cutting round the outer edge to leave a collar.



 5.You now have these two pieces.



 6. Stick the larger piece down first with the collar on top using Funky Stick glue and doodle some faux stitching



 7.Cut 2 pieces of plain card 15cm x 7cm. Mark 1cm from the side edge and 4.5cm from the top edge and cut this piece off both pieces. Emboss both pieces with Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder and stick to each side of card(igan!)



8. Cut some pieces of card now;
20cm x 3cm  Collar
4.5cm x 4cm (x2)   Pockets
4.5cm x 2cm (x2)   Pocket trim
10cm x 2cm   Button edge


9. Using the Tonic Studios Dotty border punch. the embossing folder and crimper,
prepare the pieces as shown in the photo and stick down on the card in the appropriate places



10. I like to stick the collar down using the Funky Tape Runner along the top edge and the 3D foam squares at the bottom for a more dimensional look.


Add buttons, faux stitching and that's it!
Enjoy!

Don't forget that there is a giveaway on Blog Tonic at the moment for a set of Petal Pairs Petites. These are amazing punches and if you nip over to the blog you'll see lots of examples of how they can be used.



32 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Ruth these are beautiful, well done you, I love the things you do with these punches. I love them. Teresa xx

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  2. Wow these are absolutely gorgeous !i would love to try making these but i dont have a embossing or cutting machine to do any of this or the punches but they are lovely x

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  3. Fantastic Ruth so different and eye catching xx

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  4. As always Ruth, your talents seem to be endless. These are gorgeous. Such a great idea. Lee xx

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  5. Wow I love the design and great new idea, thanks for sharing your design
    Margaret

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  6. These are sooo sweet, love em'! xx

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  7. So clever Ruth, they look as though they are fresh out of Laura Ashley.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

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  8. Fantastic thank you for for the tutorial Hugs Ginny

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  9. Oh my goodness this is adorable as can be, I will have to try this.
    Just wanted to pop in and thank you for your visit to my blog
    Hugs

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  10. Wow Ruth, these are really clever, they are so pretty. Tinaxx

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  11. Absolutely wonderful, how do you think of these ideas !

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  12. oh these are perfect for mothers day. they are soooo pretty!

    suzanne2

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  13. What a good idea. They could also look good done for new baby cards.

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  14. I love all your work is beautiful!
    Greetings Baukje

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  15. these are stunning xx what a great idea xxx

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  16. Love these Ruth, great job! Hugs, Frea

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  17. These are amazing! I love them. Jane

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  18. WOW Ruth, these are absolutely fabulous,love them ...Hope you have a great weekend.
    Wendy xx

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  19. these are stunning ruth.really beautiful and pretty :D

    xx coops xx

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  20. Thank you so much Ruth for sharing your talent with us. I have a crafty friend whose username is cardigran so guess what card she is going to get for her birthday!! Pat x

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  21. The are fantastic Ruth, thanks for sharing this with us :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

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  22. Great project,thanks for sharing,.Kim x

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  23. Wonderful looking cardigans, Ruth. And superbly written directions -- even I think that I can make it now!

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  24. SUCH an interesting idea! Surprising and elegant,I love it!
    hugs,aureliaeugenia

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  25. Oh wow, Ruth! These are fantastic! Thanks so much for explaining how you made them! You are one very talented lady x

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  26. These are fab - such a clever idea. & my strawberry card - I looked at the colouring on yours from years ago for tips on how to. You were also the one who introduced me to and got me hooked on Promarkers! Lovely to catch up with you again, Jx

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  27. Brilliant, Ruth, very clever! A great use of the embossing too. Love 'em!

    Lynne x

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  28. Beautiful and so different. Haven't seen anything like so thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  29. Another great card and tutorial. Thanks! x

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  30. I just came across your blog and I'm so glad I did. These "card"igans are awesome. What a great idea. I've been looking around and you have such great ideas. I'm now a follower.
    Thanks for all the inspiration.
    Babs

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth