Free Project: Clever Creations

04 February 2019
MAIN-41736.jpg Free Project: Clever Creations
Here we have senior designer Ryan Housden's favourite project, taken from Clever creations, back in October 2018!


Amaze your family and friends, young and old, with these magic cards!

One style lifts a tab to reveal a coloured stamp above the card and the other reveals the coloured image inside the aperture.

Both equally magical!


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Designed by Cathy Andronicou




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What do I need?
White card
Jet Black StazOn inkpad
Reglisse, Cire, Aurore, Menthe & Mer du Sud IZINK Dye inkpads by Aladine
Die-cutting machine
Emeraude, Thé & Framboise IZINK Dye inkpads, Texte Duo Clear & Dies & Stampo Clear Ethnic Lama & Lama 1 by Aladine
A2 Rectangle Nestabilities & scallop border die by Spellbinders

Where can I buy it?
All inks available here
Aladine Stamps available here, here and here!


1 Create a 12.5x15.5cm white card blank. Die-cut an 8x11cm aperture in the centre. Ink using Emeraude and a blending tool. Stamp the border using the same ink.
2 Cut white card to measure 10x17cm and a piece of acetate marginally shorter. Die-cut the top of the white card using the scallop die.
3 Place the panel on the card front with the frame on top. Line up the llama stamp so that it is central inside the aperture and stamp with Reglisse ink. Place acetate on top of the panel so that it lines up and stamp again with StazOn ink. Remove and trim to the same size as the panel.
4 Tap the ink onto a craft sheet, your dip paintbrush in water and watercolour the llama on the panel. Repeat using other inks until all of the llama is coloured.
5 Line up acetate over the coloured llama and glue along the top edge to hold in place. Draw a line 5mm down each side of the panel and along the bottom, then trim to form tabs.
6 Cut a tab for the top of the panel and ink using a blending tool and Emeraude ink. Stencil the arrow and pattern on the tab. Stick to the top of the panel.
7 Cut card to 12.5x15.5cm and place double-sided tape around the bottom, sides and 1cm from each top corner. Stamp the sentiment. Place the tab so the acetate image is one side of the card and the coloured image is the other. Stick acetate side facing up to the inside of the aperture. Attach a second piece of 12.5x15.5cm white card to the back.|
8 Die-cut a thin frame, colour using Emeraude ink and attach around the aperture.


STEP 1  STEP 2  step 3



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