Posted on Monday, August 1 2011 at 5pm
Here's even more inspiration about our new Masterclass guide to Using Moulds, as seen in the new issue of Papercraft inspirations, issue 90 September.
Did you see our first idea to try a ready-made mould, in Mariana's card here? Her adorable polymer clay flower embellishments have us drooling.... but if you fancy taking this idea a step further, take a look at this fabulous card from designer Laurel Beard.
Follow our easy-to-use Masterclass guide in the magazine to make your own oh-so-simple clay embellishments, and Laurel’s going to reveal more about showcasing them at their best in her wow-factor card!
“I love building mini scenes using stamps so combining these with my own custom-made embellishments is great fun! To go with my birthday themed idea, I made a bunch of flower-shaped balloons and a cute bow all using silicone moulds," Laurel says. “Then I added shimmer and shading to them for a special look, so they really look the part on my birthday card.”
Making Laurel's birthday wishes card is a breeze and her colour-coordinated embellishments are the perfect touch. "Here are my step-by-step photos to making this cute card!" she says.
First here’s my shopping list.
- Green & white card
- Patterned paper – I used the October Afternoon 'Togetherness' 8x8in paper pad
- Flowers & bow silicone moulds, from Mold Muse
- Fimo soft polymer clay, from Staedtler. Call 01656 778 668 for local stockist details.
- Lawn Fawn clear stamps set 'Bake Me a Cake', from Make the Day Special
- Acrylic block & black ink pad - Markers - I used Copic markers. ProMarkers by Letraset also work well.
- Ranger Liquid Pearls, available from Creative Expressions stockists
- Ric rac & baker's twine. Find the full range of Baker's twine colours at The Ribbon Girl.
Step 1. Mould and bake your clay flowers and bow as shown in the magazine Masterclass.
Whilst your embellishments are cooling, score and fold a card blank from green card. Cut a panel of patterned paper and stick it on to your card front, adding a length of ric rac as a border along the top of the paper.
Step 2. Now stamp your cake topper. Stamp the cake direct on to white card, then stamp the sequential tiers of the cake on to various patterned papers. This is a great way to use up scrap pieces!