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Poppy Seed Packet Card

By Suzanne Saltwell

Materials

Joanna Sheen Marjolein Bastin Pad - Summer
Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame CED9302
Sue Wilson ~ New Zealand Collection ~ Tag CED8202
Foundations Coconut Card, Slate Card & Rich Plum Card
Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Ink Pad
Creative Expressions Smoothies
Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiment Stamp Plate
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Light Orchid Satin Ribbon
Low Tack tape & Acetate
Decoupage Snips
Pinflair Glue gel, Double Sided Tape & Foam Tape

 

Step One

This project highlights the Welsh poppy topper from the Joanna Sheen Marjolein Bastin Summer Pad

 

Step Two

Select the poppy sheet from the paper pad and cut the poppy topper out and also the other decoupage and sentiment pieces.

 

Step Three

Place the Sue Wilson lattice die onto a piece of the coconut card leaving a nice border around the side and bottom edge of the die. Secure the die with a piece of the low tack tape.

 

Step Four

Cut the lattice die piece out through an A4 die cutting machine and then move the die shape up matching the edge of the design up before securing it back down again and cutting the piece. This will make a double size panel which will make a nice feature to the card.

 

Step Five

Now trim away the excess card so the panel has a small border the same width all the way around the design.

 

Step Six

Use a score board to add 2 embossed lines in the border area as this will add detail to the end result.

 

Step Seven

Lay the lattice panel on a piece of the rich plum card leaving a nice border all around the panel. Now score a line down the side to make a tab to enable a base card to be made out of 2 pieces of the card.

 

Step Eight

Add some double sided tape on the inside of the tab and then stick the other A4 rich plum card onto the tab and trim off the excess card on the right hand side and along the top of the card once you have a equal border all around the card.

 

Step Nine

Use some double sided foam tape on the back of the border on the lattice panel and stick it onto the base card. Mount the poppy topper onto a slightly larger piece of grey card & add the topper to the top left hand side of the lattice panel. Use some Pinflair gel glue on the reverse of the decoupage pieces and place them onto the topper.

 

Step Ten

Cut the small poppy topper out and lay it on a piece of the coconut card. Add the circle die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand tag die set underneath the topper and secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut and then emboss the piece through a die cutting machine.

 

Step Eleven

Now you will have an aperture for the shaker part of the seed packet. Secure a piece of acetate behind the circle making sure all the sides are sealed down.

 

Step Twelve

Score a line about 1cm all around the sides of the topper and circle piece and then score an additional line across the top of the design as this will be the seed packet opening effect.

 

Step Thirteen

Trim around the outer score lines and have the top of the packet with a curved top.

 

Step Fourteen

Place some foam tape around the back of circle / acetate making sure all the foam touches each other so the seeds don`t have anywhere to escape. I find it best to remove the tape backing now (make sure the tape is at least 2mm preferably 3mm deep to take the depth of the seeds, Joanna`s foam tape is perfect for this) Add some seeds ~ here mustard seeds are used as they are a nice size but don`t over fill the piece as it will bulge higher that the foam tape. Place a piece of white card over the back of the seeds and onto the foam tape and then fold the tabs back to make the faux seed packet effect. Leave the top flap as is.

 

Step Fifteen

Distress the edges of the seed packet with some dusty concord distress ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie.

 

Step Sixteen

Here is the reverse of the seed packet with some tape for added security.

 

Step Seventeen

Stamp the `Just a Note` from the amazing sentiment set onto the sentiment panel using a permanent black ink pad. Now mat this sentiment onto a piece of the plum card before adding this to the bottom left hand side of the card. Place the seed pack on the bottom corner of the topper. Add light orchid ribbon bow to the top corner of the card and a cut out chive head to cover the knot of the bow. Place the additional small poppy head on the top right hand corner of the card to balance the card off nicely.

 
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