Paper & Twine June Tutorial with Maresa!

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Today we are delighted to share this step by step tutorial to make this gorgeous card created by our lead Paper & Twine designer, Maresa Welke. She is using some of the elements from the June kit called Blush Bliss. She sent us a short clip to see the beautiful shine on this card....amazing!


 Cut a piece of white cardstock 41⁄4” x 3”. Apply Prima
Metallique Wax across the surface, ensuring a smooth, even layer. I used a foam
applicator, but you can use your finger. Set aside.

TIP: Metallique Wax can be removed from your craft mat, and other surfaces, with Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol and a soft cloth.


 Cut a piece of white cardstock 81⁄4” x 41⁄4”, and score at 51⁄2”.
Adhere a mask to the left of the score line, and lay the stencil onto the short side.
Ensure that the stencil design butts tightly up against the score line on your card
base, you do not want a gap! Tape the stencil down in as many places as you feel
necessary to ensure it remains fixed.
Apply a thin layer of Deco Foil Transfer Gel to the stencil, using a palette knife.
Scrape the gel back to ensure a thin, smooth application and remove any excess
gel back to the jar. Carefully peel the stencil off and set the cardstock aside to dry.
Wash your stencil and palette knife immediately, and tightly seal the Transfer Gel
before storing.
TIP: If you don’t want to do the foiling there are alternative methods to use the

1. Smoosh VersaMark onto the stencil and then sprinkle with silver
embossing powder and heat set.

2. Apply silver embossing paste through the
stencil with a palette knife.

3. Use an ink blending tool and carefully stipple silver
pigment ink through the stencil.


When the Transfer Gel is completely dry, turn your Minc
machine on to setting 3, or heat up your laminating machine. Cut a piece of
reactive foil that is large enough to cover the
stenciled portion of your card. Place the assembled piece into a carrier sheet and
run through the Minc. Peel off the foil and set the card base aside.

 Working with the cardstock that has been brushed with Rose
Gold Metallique Wax, cut off a strip that is 41⁄4” x 1⁄4” and apply double sided tape
to the backside, then set that strip aside. Using a border die of your choice cut a fancy edge into the remaining portion of the paper, right along the bottom edge. We aren’t going to cut it to size or apply double sided tape to the backside quite yet, so just set it aside.

  Cut a piece of acetate 41⁄4” x 2”. Apply double sided tape to the pieces, as shown, Adhere the acetate to the card base. Affix the 1⁄4” Rose Gold strip over the tape line. Close your card and measure from the tape line on the bottom of your acetate piece to the bottom of the card base. My measurement was 13⁄8”, but yours might be slightly different. Cut the Rose Gold scalloped piece to the necessary dimension. [At this point I applied a strip of decorative silver
washi tape right above the scallop, but this is optional.] Peel off the backing on the double sided tape strip at the bottom of your acetate.With your card still closed, carefully align the scalloped edge flush against the bottom edge of your white card stock base, and then drop the Rose Gold piece down until it comes into contact with the exposed double sided tape. You want to ensure that this aligned carefully or your card will be tippy/wobbly. :)

TIP: Did you have trouble aligning the pieces are your card edges are uneven?
Just pop the whole card into your paper trimmer and cut off anything that might be
hanging over, and your card will be perfectly straight again.

 Choose your die cut sentiment, I used Paper Smooches Congratulations. If you have it, apply Stick It to the back of a piece of silver metallic cardstock. Cut out your sentiment, peel off the backing and place onto the acetate window of your card. Burnish it into place with a bone folder.
TIP: If you don’t have Stick It use a Xyron machine, a dotted tape runner or ITTY-
BITTY dots of Glossy Accents to glue down your sentiment. Alternately you can heat emboss a sentiment onto the heat-resistant acetate window.


Tie a length of ribbon or tulle around the top of the card, and fashion a bow. I also included dangling charms, several of which I coloured with the Rose Gold wax. I also cut down and re-crimped the Prima Banner paper clip so that the assembled pieces didn’t hang as low. Lastly I die cut some mini hearts out of Rose Gold scraps and dotted 3 of them around the sentiment.

 Have fun re creating this beautiful card and thank you for stopping by!


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