Monday, March 21, 2011

Tiddly Inks Tutorial!

I put together a tutorial this week for Tiddly Inks on two techniques I use to create shaped cards...

Style 1: Creating a hinged card

1) Taking a folded card (any size) and using a die cut, slightly overlap the edge of the creased fold...

2) Run it through the die cut machine & voila! You have a shaped card :)

3) Finally.. decorate & embellish your card and you're done :)
Just for you Annie
- Annie w/present (Tiddly Inks); All Occasion messages (Hero Arts)
- Circle nestabilities
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, Frost white colorbox, Uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} Y21, Y23, Y26; {skin} E000. E00, R01; {clothes} BV13, BV17, RV02, RV04, RV06
- Other: ribbon,

For those of you that don't want that flat edge where the card folds, here is another technique I use...

1) Die-cut 2 shapes of your choice

2) Take one of those shapes and using a scoring tool, score a line about 1/2" on one side

3) Fold on the score line and add adhesive to that 1/2" space

4) Place the other die cut and press firmly to adhere the two together, and now you have another shaped card!

5) Again, decorate & embellish...
All Dressed Up
- Daddy's Girl (Tiddly Inks)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Ink: printer
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, R01; {hair} E25, E29; {clothes} RV0000, RV00, RV02; BV0000, BV00, N1, N3, N5; multiliner
- Other: ribbon, button

These cards were "inspired by" the fun colors in this photo

Check out the details for the challenge and the for both of these card on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog!


  1. Love the photo. Your image is delightfully colored.

    Love having little tips to make things easier - thanks for the tips too:)

  2. Both of your cards are just gorgeous! Great tutorials too!

  3. hi lysa! wow both of your cards are just so pretty and i love the shapes too, the scalloped frills on the circle one are super cute and thank you so much for your awesome tutorial hun, i will have to try this out later hugs Lou xxx

  4. Awesome Tutorial Lyssa - number two was new for me! Super cute cards as well - I love that Daddys Little Girl image.

  5. Super cute cards, love the ruffled scallops on your first card, great tutorial!

  6. thanks for the picture tut!

    jealous of your perfect coloring skills!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this great tutorial with us. :) The cards are both AMAZING!!! :)


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