A Complete Gentleman card tutorial

Posted by Charmagne Gibb on

Design team member Maria Grosson has created a step by step tutorial for you with some of the great products in the April Paper &Twine kit. How sweet is this card? I love the Nuvo drop detail around the frame and general cohesiveness of the colour scheme. 

Supplies used for this card:

  • 5.25x8.5 Circus Peanuts orange card stock, scored at 4.5 to create an A2 sized card.
  • Walnut Cream card stock
  • DCWV 6x6 cork paper
  • RG Days patterned paper
  • RG days "The Details" stamp and die set
  • Nuvo crystal drops in Copper Penny
  • Lawn Fawn black ink pad
  • round die of your choice

Cut the orange and blue plaid patterned paper to 4x5.25 and use your circle die to cut out a circle at the top right hand side of the paper. Make sure the size of the circle die is large enough to fit a cut out of the men's dress shirt from one of the patterned papers included in your kit. 

Using the circle die you already used and the circle die one size bigger, cut a circle frame in the Walnut Cream card stock. If you wish to create the embossing line in the circle frame, run the die cut circle through your embossing machine with your embossing pad.

Adhere the circle frame to the circle cut out on the plaid paper.  Adhere the plaid card stock to the orange card face.

Fussy cut the dress shirt from the shirt patterned paper and adhere to the orange cardstock in the centre of the circle.

Cut a piece of orange card stock at .75x3.75 and stamp "Complete Gentleman"on it using the Lawn Fawn Premium ink pad in black. Cut a second piece of orange card stock at 1.25x4.25. Cut one piece of cork paper at 1x4. Stack all these papers together from smallest to biggest. The cork piece should be sandwiched between the two orange pieces.

Squeeze small even Nuvo pearl drops around the frame and on each end of the sentiment and set aside until it's dry.

* Nuvo drops can also be used to make multiple pearls on a craft mat and let to dry for a few hours. You can store these diy pearls for future use.

Have fun with your April Paper & Twine kits today everyone. Check back tomorrow for more inspiration!

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