Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wild Whisper Fancy Label Accordion Card


This project is a collaboration between Xyron and Wild Whisper. Wild Whisper sent the Xyron Design Team members each a pack of 12x12 paper. I chose the Forever & Always pack. This pack includes pretty watercolored flowers and sketch doodles. The flowers were so pretty, I decided to feature them in this card. I fussy cut a couple pieces to give the front flower dimension.

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Making the Card

1. Watch the following video so you will know how to assemble the card but don't do it just yet.


2. Die cut pink wavy paper twice with main Fancy Label Accordion die - cut one on each side of the paper. Line them up so the left is the gray flowered side and the right is the pink side - flaps to the right. Train folds and trim flap and tabs on the pink as shown in the video. Use liquid glue (I recommend using Fine Tip Applicator) to glue gray flap to back left side of pink frame.


3. Cut both watercolor flower squares from page of labels then use main Fancy Label Accordion die to cut out flower with gray background (see photo above). Use detail scissors to cut away just the fancy label, then along where folds would be - it should fit flush on gray flowered side of frame. Use the largest (separate) fancy label die to cut out watercolor flower with pink background (see photo at top of post, right side). Cut a square of craft foam a little larger than it.

4. Cut a piece of turquoise cardstock big enough to cut both Fancy Flourish Frames twice (but do not die cut yet). Put turquoise cardstock, craft foam square, and framed flower with grey background through Xyron 9" Creative Station with Permanent Adhesive. Die cut each Fancy Flourish Frames twice from the now adhesive-backed turquoise cardstock (peel cellophane off first). Note: you may need to run them through the die cutting machine a couple times - they do not need to cut through the backing paper but they do need to be cut completely through cardstock.


5. Peel backing off die cut Fancy Flourish Frames and adhere to card front and left inside as shown. Hint: use a Teflon bone folder to rub tops to be sure they really stick. Adhere gray background flower to gray flowered side, lining it up perfectly. Keep backing paper. Use detail scissors to fussy cut one of the matching flowers from flowered paper, as well as a center from another similar flower. Use a ball stylus to rub backs of petals of flower then flip and rub in center. Rub back of separately cut center. Use liquid glue to glue flower to gray background flower, offset. Glue center on top. See photo below.


6. In pencil, trace pink background flower label on adhesive backed craft foam (pull cellophane off first); cut inside of traced line. Use Tape Runner to put adhesive on other side of craft foam, stick to back of pink background flower. Adhere to pink (right) side as shown in above photo. Cut out "LIVE FOR THE" and "moments" (fussy cut around moments). Put words face down on saved backing sheet then use Tape Runner to put adhesive on them. Adhere where shown making sure the card will swing over "moments" without catching. Clean up any stray adhesive with Adhesive Remover. Optional: Add Nuvo Aqua Shimmer to flowers and Glossy Accents to flower centers. Once dry, attach tabs as shown in video using liquid blue.


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