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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
water filled card instructions
I have been asked for instructions on making the water card. So here they are.
You need one of the sweet treat cups from Stampin'Up a small piece of acetate big enough to cover the back of the sweet treat cup.
First peel off the white tape to reveal the adhesive fill your cup with water about 3/4 full without getting water on the adhesive. ( I over filled this one slightly) Add glitter or sequins to the water at this point. If you do spill water on the cup adhesive, use a new cup, it won't seal if it gets wet and you'll end up with a very soggy card.
Carefully place the piece of acetate over the cup and seal the edges firmly. Trim back any excess acetate.
Stamp your image onto whisper white paper.
I used the whale from Stampin up's fox and friends set.
I then placed the water filled cup over my design added snail adhesive round the edges of the white card and stuck The water cup over the stamped image. Taking care to get the positioning right.
I then punched a hole in a piece of Stampin'up's designer series paper (DSP for short) using the punch that goes with the treat cups. Added snail adhesive all round the apeture and placed it over the cup.
I cut a piece of red card slightly wider than the DS paper and mounted the cup onto the red card tied some yellow ribbon around the topper and stuck the whole thing onto the front of my card which I had already stamped with the splashes stamp from the French foliage stamp set.
A final word of advice, the water makes this card front heavy.
To help conbat this problem I usually add an insert using a heavy weight paper. Doing this usually adds enough weight to the back of the card to stop it toppling over.
A second way of making this card would be to use a three fold base card and punch a hole in the middle section and use the end panel to cover the workings on the inside, but this way restricts where you position your cup.
Hope I have made this clear enough for you to follow. Have fun.