Day 21: Teacake Baubles
I’m never known to throw anything away if I can see it has potential. So off the back of yesterday’s post I bring you Leftover-Tunnock’s-Teacake-Wrapper-Baubles. Bit of a mouthful really. Teacake baubles will do. I cut my baubles out freehand (as you can probably tell – most of them are somewhat wonky and not very symmetrical), but you may wish to use a template to make them all the same.
To make this card:
- Take the leftover sections of patterned teacake wrapper from making a cracker card, and cut out some bauble shapes.
- Place them on a tall thin dark red pearlescent card blank and arrange them as you wish.
- Use a ruler to draw a straight dashed line from the top of the card down to the top of each bauble. A silver pen works well for this as it shows up well against the card background and also matches the silver of the baubles.
- Stick the baubles on with adhesive foam pads.
- Place a silver peel-off greeting towards the bottom of the card.
The second card uses one less bauble and no peel-off for a less cluttered look. I tend to draw the lines before sticking the baubles on because the baubles are raised off the surface of the card by the foam pads, making it tricky to hold the ruler flush against the card.
It is hard to see in these pictures, but I also coated my baubles with Anita’s 3D Gloss Finish which adds a smooth shiny surface to them. It does take ages to dry though, especially when used quite thickly, so leave the cards overnight if possible, and DON’T touch the surface ‘just to check’ if it’s dry – if you think it might still be wet, it probably is! And yes, I did exactly that, and now have a matt fingerprint in the middle of one of my shiny baubles. One of these days I’ll take my own advice. Until then, I’ll continue to cover all my craft with smudges and fingerprints. *sigh*