Using your Swan Lake cover gift from issue 194

Thomas Poad, Senior Production Editor

Make this divine congratulations card with your serene Swan Lake cover gift, which comes with issue 193 of Cardmaking & Papercraft. There are fab dies, stamps, papers and an embossing folder within the pack.

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You’ll need:

  • Your cover gift
  • White and coloured card
  • Alcohol markers
  • Spun Sugar Distress Ink
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Scalloped frame dies
1. Score and fold white card to create a 144mm square base. Attach a 140mm square of pink patterned paper to the base.
 
2. Stamp the flower garland twice onto a 112mm square of white card. Colour the flowers using alcohol markers. Ink the centre of the panel with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Stamp ‘Congratulations’ just above the bottom flower garland using black ink, as shown. 
 
3. Layer the panel onto a 120mm scalloped square of pale grey card. Attach the panel to the centre of the base using foam pads.
 
4. Stamp and colour a swan onto white card. Die cut the swan. Die cut another swan from white card. Stamp and colour a swan on the reverse to create the mirror image. Attach both swans to the stamped panel.
 
5. To finish, use the heart die from your pack to die cut a heart from pale pink card and attach above the pair of swans. 
 
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