Friday, 18 February 2011

Tent Card Tutorial...

Hi there,hope you are all good and looking forward to the weekend, a few of you have said you would like a tutorial on how to make a tent card, so here goes:

Adhere the patterned paper to the front of your card,I actually stitched mine on,then choose the size Nestie you want to use to cut out the centre. I always use a square card because it fits perfectly through the Cuttlebug,you can use any size card but you will need an A4 diecut machine for anything larger. Open the card out flat and place the Nestie where you want the cut out to be.

Should look like this.

Next step is making the scalloped frame,using a co-ordinating paper,place the Nestie you've just used down then using next size up scallop Nestie,place that down leaving an even edge.

Attach the frame around the circle.

Cut a piece of card 4" wide by the length of the bottom of your card,next score down the card at 1",2" and 3".

Fold the score lines so it looks like this.

Attach double sided tape to both sides.

Next attach the one side of the zig zag to the inside of the card,then adhere patterned paper to cover the whole space and covering the join. There is patterned paper inside my card but just very subtle,lol.

Then attach the front of the card to the other side of the zig zag. Your card should now look like this. You are now ready to decorate the front.

Here's my card,I put a greeting inside the circle using Waltzing Mouse Vintage Label 4 with a Stampin'Up 'Happy Birthday' then cut out with Nestie Label 4. I added some seam binding and a Prima flower with a couple of heart pins,papers are Cosmo Cricket,Prima and Basic Grey. Obviously you can't open this card so you have to write on the back,if you want to stamp a sentiment on the back I would do it before you start the card because you won't have a flat surface once you start decorating it.

You can use any shape Nestie,here's one using the heart Nestie with a Magnolia stamp and Melissa Frances papers.

I haven't done many tutorials,so hope this is ok and easy to follow. I think I have included everything,if you any questions just get in touch.

Have a great weekend.


Juls said...

thanks for the tutorial...both of these are stunning cards!! Hugs Juls

june lanum said...

beautiful cards your tutorial was great

Ros said...

Lovely cards Deb ... I'm sure anyone could follow your tutorial ... it's great! ... I did one once for a box ... took me all day! ... Have a lovely weekend ..

Lisa said...

thanks! that explains it perfectly - I might even try it next time although I will have to try it out on a rectangular card. These are both beautiful - you are really so talented!

Ira said...

Great tut Deb! Have a marvellous weekend!

Linda R. said...

Thanks so much for that tutorial.. I really want to try one.. Your cards are gorgeous..

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Claire Crompton said...

Gorgeous cards Deb. The tutorial is great, might have to have a go myself now.

Claire x

Lea said...

These are great Deb! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, thanks for the tutorial Deb, I am going to try one pretty soon! THANKS for sharing!

Stella said...

You tutorial is great. Perfect pictures and step-by-step description; thank you so so much!! And these cards; just as stunning as the one you made for the CR84FN challenge; as usual. Your cards are always gorgeous. And the same goes for your LO's!

Lynnda Hosni said...

YOUR TUTORIAL IS really AWESOME Deb... thank you so much... Im gonna try this... first I need a circle nesties...I definitely gonna try!!! For sure!!!... now im loving making cards... and yours are very inspiring to me... as always your cards are simply beautiful!!....big hugs Deb... xoxo

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous tutorial Deb! Very cute cards! I've never tried one of these tent cards before but now I know where to turn to for inspiration and step by step instructions :) Hope you are having a great weekend!

Liberty said...

fab technique deb. I think that might go down well at the crop. I'll probably teach a class using that technique. thanks. ;)

lynn said...

i've never tried this card, but i will now--lovely cards, deb!