Aren't Intricate cards the coolest? I'm so inspired by celebrations and all the fun things that come along with them. In my newest collection, Let's Celebrate, I've designed some elements that are not just gorgeous for events like weddings and bridal showers, but also for parties of any kind. Today i want to share with you how I use my Moroccan Lace Card die to create a gold foiled lacy invitation using my flip and fold technology. Join me for this awesome DIY below!
First, thing's first. Before jumping in, make sure you gather the following supplies:
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White cardstock paper
Gold cardstock paper
Mint cardstock paper
Tombow Permanent Adhesive Runner
Deco Foil Gold Transfer Sheet
Ranger Mini Collage Glue Stick
Therm O Web – iCraft – Mixed Media Adhesive
Cut shapes shown in image below using Card, Moroccan Lace Flip and Fold Thinlit set and the Sizzix Big Shot Machine. For the sentiment “Live Laugh & Love” as well as the intricate mint colored layers be sure to add Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to your paper before cutting the shapes out. For the two rectangles, cut one panel to 4.5” x 6.25” and the smaller panel to 4” x 5.75”
Add gold foil to intricate mint colored layers by randomly applying glue with the Ranger glue stick. Give the glue approximately 20 seconds to set. Apply gold deco foil onto portions of the paper where it is sticky with glue (be sure to have the gold part of the foil face towards you).
Add gold foil to decorative corner pieces using the same method.
Peel away layer of Sizzix adhesive sheet from the back of the intricate mint colored layers and layer them onto the front of the white colored gatefold panels of the card.
Glue the tabs of the gatefold panels to the 4.25” x 6.25” panel. Be sure that the panels of the gatefold card line up perfectly with each other.
Fold the “flip and fold” embellishment back over itself along the crease line.
Glue the 4 decorative corners to the inside of the card. Be sure to ONLY glue along the straight edges of the corners. Do not glue on the decorative portion of the corners.
Insert patterned paper (4” x 5.75” rectangle) under the 4 corners.
Peel away the layer of Sizzix adhesive sheet from “Live Laugh & Love” sentiments. Place the white sentiment in the center of the inside of the card. Place gold sentiment directly on top of the white sentiment, slightly offset to allow for a shadow effect.
Glue sequins onto “flip and fold” portion of the card.
Glue circles onto the center portion of the gatefold flaps. Be sure that the circles hang off of the edge so that they work as an interlocking system (optional).
And that's that! Now you have a sweet invitation that's interactive, intricate and sure to stun anyone who receives it. Let me know how you'd decorate yours in the comments below and if you want to catch a few sneak peeks of my collection or get an inside look at my process, check me out on Instagram. If you make projects with my collection, I'd love to see them, make sure to hashtag them with #sizzix and #Katelynlizardi. Until next time, makers!