I am very happy for card makers to use my designs and Tutorials for there own personal use, I give permission to other teachers who have attended my classes to use my Tutorials. but would appreciate a credit to the design and instructions.

please get in touch if you would like more information.

Many thanks

Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

All White Wedding Card with Foamiran Roses

This Tutorial is for Craft for the Craic
It's been ages since I did a tutorial, and with Foamiran, been so popular, Here is a Tutorial for a rose and rose buds I designed.


 8 by 8 inch All White Wedding Card 
 with Plaited Ribbon detail, and beautiful Foam Roses.
Leaves have been die cut on my Cricut, using the Cindy Loo Cartridge. the silver rose leaves, are die-cut from a die I got from Joanna Sheen item number SDOO4 you can find it here.  http://www.joannasheen.com/craft-supplies/signature-dies-rose-leaves-sd004/
You can find a Video Tutorial on Youtube for the Plaited ribbon here,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR63I-vyls0
Design and instructions by Yvonne Tune Card Art Kilcoole

1.    Stick the two 19cm Sq printed insert panels inside the card.
2.    Embossed two 18cm Square white card panels with different embossing folders.
Put one on top of the other, and draw a wavy line from about 6cm top of left side to 8cm bottom right and cut through both embossed layers.
Stick the 2 different embossed panels together, (don’t worry if they are not perfectly joined together as your plaited ribbon will hide this)
And stick them to the 19cm Sq silver panel and stick to card front.
     3. Stick the plaited ribbon across the join with Hi-tac tape, and tuck in              the raw ends, with hot glue.(the flowers will hide the raw ends)
     4. Stick the 2 die-cut hearts together silver at the back slightly peeking              out.
     5. Mat and layer the greeting on to silver card. And stick it centrally to   
         the bottom panel.
     6. Arrange the leaves to the top left hand side of the card, hold some                  leaves 
          back to tuck under the flowers.
     7. Stick the tiny pearls to the heart swirls.
     8. Stick the mulberry Bride and Groom to the lower right hand side of              the heart. 
         Raised on foam tape.
     9. You can find a video tutorial on youtube for the plaited Ribbon                       here,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR63I-vyls0

Foam flowers
There are so many ladies teaching foam flower workshops
And each lady will teach different styles and techniques
This is my take on the foamiram product.
And as you will see, the foam works exactly the same as crepe paper or the non woven fabric, I have thought in the past.
But with the foam you need to heat it slightly on a medium warm iron.
Holding the foam against the heat with a long nose tweezers or wooden skewer.
Hold foam against the heated iron for about 4/5 seconds.
Let it fall away (or flick it away) and pick up immediately and gather the petals and twist into shape.
Depending on the flower you are making. Will decide how you will tease the twisted petals open.
There are loads of video tutorials on youtube, and once you make the first few flowers, you’ll be hooked.

Cutting the petals
You can use Dies to cut petals out
There are loads of them available
Wish.com is the cheapest but take up to 60 days to arrive.

Or you can use templates
Loads of printable ones available on pinterest.

I have made a template from a Punch to make 6 petal flowers

Foamiran does not punch well, as the punches tends to chew up the edges, but you can still heat the punched petals, and you really wouldn’t notice.
I would punch your templates in card, then fold the strip of foamiran concertina style, as you can cut up to 6 layers with a sharp scissors.
You can use pigment Inks and Chalks to add colour
And add sparkle with very fine glitter,
Deco Art Glamour dust would be best

But experiment with stickles and other brands.

To make a rose
You will need 6 x 2 inch 6 petals layers
Snip the 1st petal in half, than snip 1 petal off one half
Do this twice

Roll the first single petal tightly and glue
Wrap the 2nd single petal in the opposite direction.
Now take the 2 petal piece and wrap in the opposite direction, and repeat with 2nd 2 petal piece, ( you must glue each end.) in between each layer. This creates the buds for the centre of the rose, or the buds like one in photo below
The bud will be too long, so trim about 1/3 from the bottom

Heat the next 4 layers on the iron (1 at a time) and twist each layer tightly.
Open each layer out, and slightly tease them open, take care as foamiran is delicate. Don’t panic if the foam tears, you can still use the petals, but will need a bit more glue, you need to continue to wrap  the layers until you are happy with the size of the center bud.

To assemble the rose.
Stick the 4 base layers together starting at the back, add a tiny drop of glue to the centre , and place 2nd layer on top, pressing the layers together in the centre with a plastic ball tool. ( a metal ball tool reacts with the heat and discolour the foam.) add the 3rd and 4th layer the same way. When you open out the twisted petals, you will see how different each one looks; choose the most open flattest one for the back. with the smallest looking one last. Lastly place the bud in the center with glue. and tease into shape.
To make a tighter rose, continue adding  layers to the bud, gluing as you go.

Foamiran is available from Agnieszka Barska from Newbridge Co Kildare
You can find her on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/agnieszkabarska

Friday, January 29, 2016

Altared Pin Cushion,

Pin Cushion
This little pin cushion was made from one of my favourite vases
which had fallen and got a clip knocked out of the rim.
I use to use if for tiny bouquets of freesia or bud roses. and couldn't bear to throw it away.

So I filled it with scraps of wadding.
and made a ball of wadding, which I wrapped with a small piece of scrap white lining,
I then over-layed a pretty piece of scrap lace, and secured the ball with fine florist wire.
I added hot glue to the rim, and pushed the ball into the neck of the vase, (wired side down)

I them gathered the pretty Guipure lace on to fine florist wire
and brought it around the narrow part of the vase neck.
and twisted the wire to secure in place
I then added a ribbon collar.
and a organza bow to cover any of the wire showing
and added a little cameo to the center of bow.

Over view of pin cushion

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Half Gate Fold Card, Spring Theme with lace overhang

Half  Gate Fold Card
This card has a lace overhang edge 
with a lovely spring colour scheme
in lilac and mint green.

Full measurements for each panel on this photo
Click to enlarge.

Half Gate Fold Tutorial
Design and Instructions by Yvonne Tune

Products used to make this card
1 x A4 white Card
2 x A4 lilac Cards
3 x A4 Mint green card
2 x White oval die cuts
3 x Die-cut swirls in white
I x Decoupage sheet
2 x Threaded Gems on lilac organza
Self adhesive gems and pearls
1 x Lilac bow
I x Mint green bow
I x Die-cut Chip board phrase
1 x Printed greeting
1 x Printed poem

this card fits a 22cm Sq envelope
simply reduce the measurements to fit a smaller envelope.

1. Cut a sheet of A4 card 20 cm by 29 ½ cm, and score it at 20cm
This is will give you a 10cm front gate fold

Using a Fiskar Cut and score trimmer, score the card at 20cm, 
or draw a line at 20cm and score with a bone folder.

                        Give the score line a nice tight crease with a bone folder  Stick the poem or greeting inside the gate fold.

Cut a Strip of acetate 19cm by 6 cm, and stick a Strip of lace down the left side, (this will support the lace,)

Trim around the design of the lace on the left hand side

 And stick the acetate panel to the front of your card, with the lace butted to the left hand edge.

Stick another strip of different lace down the left hand side.

Mat and layer the front panels, you can now add some detail with ribbon and beads, make sure they are securely stuck at the back, and then re-tape all four side to stick to the card front.

Stick the Ribbon tails to the back of your card
 and secure with extra tape, so they wont come undone.

Stick tape on all sides and stick this panel to the front gatefold.

Mat and layer the inside wall panels, and stick to the inside wall.
Stick the Oval Die-Cut to the center of the panels inside the card.

 You now need to overlay the 2nd Oval Die-cut ( by sticking it to the front gate-fold) try to line the 2 ovals up, before sticking.
Stick the main Decoupage image to the front oval.
Cut out and shape the 3 decoupage layers and
Build up the decoupage layers, with foam pads or silicone. 

 And add some self adhesive gems and pearls, to each of the scallops.

Add some finish to the side of the inside back wall. (I have used some die-cut swirls, and gems and pearls.)  and added a wood chip die-cut phrase.

Stick the poem or greeting inside the gate fold.

 Hope you enjoyed the tutorial
Many thanks
You can find more tutorials on my blog
with a full list of tutorials on my main page in the right hand column.