Fabulous Christmas inspiration using Gemini Dimensionals27th September 2018
The everyday occasion-led Dimensionals range released early this year from Gemini was perfect for creating all-occasion cards with a scenic twist – perfect for pop-up cards and interesting makes to impress the recipient. As soon as we saw Crafter’s Companion’s Christmas Dimensionals range – we knew we had to feature in Simply Cards & Papercraft.
The cards made by the Crafter’s Companion Design Team were so amazing, we just couldn’t resist keeping one back to show you exclusively here. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the range available and our showcase of the collection over on page 45 of issue 182.
by Soraya Lara
You will need
white Neenah cardstock
Snow White Centura Pearl A3 cardstock
Gemini Dimensionals Tree Accessories & Festive Phrases stamp sets
Crafter’s Companion Decorative Christmas 12×12” paper pad & matt cardstock pack
Jet Black StãzOn inkpad
Mowed Lawn Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Spray and Stay
Collal Tacky Glue
Gemini die-cutting machine
Gemini Create-a-Card Christmas Dimensionals Tree Concept & Accessories Pack dies
Gemini Dimensionals Elements Sparkling Snowflakes 1 die set
Gemini Dimensionals Holly Vine Swirls embossing folder
1 Create two 17x15cm panels for the with the Centura Pearl A3 cardstock. Score and fold at the centre but keep the other one un-folded and draw a line with a pencil in the half.
2 Position the Tree Concept die in the straight card. Make sure the notches in the die are aligned with the pencil line. Secure the die in position with a low-tack tape, cut it with the die-cut machine and manipulate the pop-up. Score across the card but not over any of the concept parts, gently fold out the tree.
3 Cut a piece of 8.5x15cm from patterned paper and position inside the card on the top panel
Position the piece in the inside top of the card and place the concept die over the base card in the place where you have the first die-cut.
4 Secure the die only this panel of paper with a low-tack tape, remove the base card from underneath and run it thought the die-cutting machine. Snip and discard the partial die-cut.
5 Line the base card with the pop out over the plain base card so the back of the pop out can be seen. Cover the white same space with a co-ordinating piece of paper, then affix the two blanks together. Make sure don’t glue around or in your pop up.
6 Using the die, cut the pop out tree from green cardstock, the little windows and the scenes to be positioned by the tree. Stamp the detail on the die-cuts using StãzOn ink and affix the scenes behind the windows before mounting in place.
7 Cut the elements from the Tree Accessories pack from coloured cardstock and add onto the tree before layering over the pop up element.
8 Die-cut foliage from light and dark green cardstock and use to embellish the inside of the card, adding die-cut poinsettias and gems.
9 Cut a 7.5x7cm panel of patterned paper and affix to the card base, layering with a contrasting a sentiment panel, border die-cuts and more foliage and poinsettia embellishments.
10 Emboss a piece of white Centura Pearl card and ink with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, wrap ribbon around the panel and affix onto the card front. Add the die-cut sentiment and snowflake to finish.
Don’t forget to turn to page 34 inside the magazine to find out how to subscribe to Simply Cards & Papercraft. This month we’re offering brand-new subscribers an amazing bundle of dies and stamps from Crafter’s Companion Christmas Dimensionals range.
Check out whole Gemini Create-a-Card Christmas Dimenisonals range is available from www.crafterscompanion.co.uk