With the opening of Vibes & Scribes Craft Shop in Bridge Street in Cork, it has never been easier to get hold of crafting material. There is also a craft shop in Princess Street as well as in Paul Street Shopping Centre and most of them will have demonstrations or workshops coming up to Christmas.
Here I am showing you how to make a raised card. All you need is a motive that repeats itself at least 3 times. I have used a sheet of wrapping paper but you can also buy 3D sheets where the motives are printed in copy. A sharp scissors (I am using a really small one), card & envelope, extra paper (I am using here some cotton paper but you can use silk paper or the paper that comes with gifts etc. I am stamping a message in the card and for that I need a stamp with a message, ink pad and embossing powder (only if you want to emboss the message) - last but not least, little 3D pads. You can also use craft silicon - a small drop here and there will have the same effect.
|Selection of items for making a card|
|Repeat motive for raise image|
|Cut out each image as it appears|
|Add little pads on the back of the image|
|Making sure not to go to close to the edges|
|Start building up the image|
|The finished 3D image|
|Look from the side|
|Stick 3D motive onto extra paper|
|Place motive onto card|
|Print or stamp message on inside of card|
|Ready to post|