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Hello crafter's! Are we all well?
So, who struggles with male cards? They are a struggle. I tend to avoid 'cutesy' cards and opt for lots of shapes, such as stars. I've had this star cover plate die for a while and was happy to finally put it to use! I also did my first square card in forever!
The first thing to do was cut the cover plate from the ' New Lilac Smooth 240gsm' card. This is to be mounted onto the 'Violet Plain 290gsm' card so was cut to approx 3-4mm larger round each edge than the star panel. I then adhered the star panel to the Violet card using wet adhesive.
TOP TIP: despite technically both these panels being square, they wasn't exact. (I'm terrible to measuring by eye!) Therefore, if I lost my way a little, I would have risked the measurements around each edge being unequal once stuck down. To avoid this, I placed them correctly and marked 'T' for 'Top' on the reverse to guide me when applying glue.
I saved the 'waste' stars from the cover plate for a future project. However, I used some of them on this project by placing them in the centre of the some of the stars.
I heat embossed the sentiment and adhered using foam tape. Before adhering, I placed a loosely wound piece of black twine to add some interest.
To finish, I simply added some black sequins to the bottom left and top right of the card using glossy accents - this is very strong and reliable for embellishments.
This is it!
I hope you like this card.
Until next time, take care.