Saturday, 6 November 2010

A very simple tutorial - scallop circle cards

Now I don't usually do tutorials... actually I've never done one!  I don't think I'm 'expert' enough at anything to warrant producing tutorials in anything really lol.  However, I was asked how I cut scallop circle cards without them ending up wonky, and I couldn't think of a way of explaining that without a few pics.

My circle dies are Go Kreate ones, which I'm fairly sure are exactly the same as the Little Claire 'amazing frame' ones.  They're very big!  I've used bright card so it shows up better.


Cut, score and fold your card base as usual - mine is a 5.75" square base.

Then position your die on the card base - as you can see in the pic below, there are 2 scallops at the bottom so that your card will stand fairly level when cut, and 3 scallops overlapping the folded edge.

Hold the die in place with masking tape. 


The pic below shows the back of the folded edge.


Cut with your die cutter as usual - carefully though, as you have a double layer of cardstock... don't force it!
 Being the clumsiest person ever, I have broken one of my Big Shot plates before while doing this - oops!

And here's the scalloped card. 



Hope this helps someone - hopefully, it will at least help Louise who asked me the question :o)

10 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Lisa. I am so pleased that I have just seen this post, as I was wondering how that look was achieved. So you have also helped me too, thank you very much. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

*Vicki* said...

Lisa, thanks so much for showing this!! :) Now I need to make one!! LOL!!

Lorraine said...

this is a great tutorial and as its your first one you did an amazing job you would think you do them all of the time huni xx

Paper Pixie Wedding Invitations and Handmade Cards said...

Fab! I want to make one of these too xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, wow thats clever way to cut a scalloped circle card, a really fabulous tutorial and it really helps as its so clear and precise. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

rosie said...

thanks for this tutorial Lisa. easy and clear to understand x

Louise said...

Thank you so much, Lisa. You've made it look so easy to do - what a fab tutorial :) It could be the first of many ... lol !!
Have a nice weekend x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Great little tut - and these cards looks so cute. They are definitely on my 'to do' list.
Caroline xxx

melsanford said...

Fab tutorial - thankyou! I must have a go!!! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Susie said...

Thanks for sharing this Lisa, I've been trying to figure out how to do this for a while lol....must have a go!

Hugs
Susie xx