|Posted on April 13, 2012 at 5:15 AM|
As well as using chipboard, you can also make your fan with card. The instructions are pretty much the same for both, so if you would like to find out how this card was made, read below!
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Cut out your fan blades using the template. The template includes a sheet of fan blades so you can print directly to your card if you prefer.
Punch holes at the bottom of the blades and feed through a brad to hold them in place. This is where the crop-a-dile comes in handy!
Next assemble some stamps and inks to decorate your fan. I've gone for a script stamp, a butterfly stamp and a couple of stamps from the Stampin Up 'Delight in Life' set, which is a favourite of mine. The inks are distress inks and a Sepia Versafine stamp.
I've started off with a background of the script stamp and then added the other designs over the top.
A quick rub with the Tea Dye distressed ink around the edges adds some depth.
Now turn over the fan and glue or tape a piece of ribbon to each blade. This stops the fan falling apart. You could do this bit before stamping if you like.
Then add some trims to decorate your fan. I've gone for an organza ribbon, a paper flower, a pearl stick on and some pearl beads
I wanted to add some lace to my fan and intended to use a paper doily. As I have been packing up over the last few weeks, I could not for the life of me find those doilies, so I decided to use a scallop circle punch and add some holes around the outside. If you have one of those neat Fiskars circle punches, they would work well but I'm too poor to buy one of those!
I've stuck the circles behind each blade to give an effect of lace.
There you have your fan! I've cheated and used the stand from the chipboard fan project but you can choose to use the small of large stand. I find that the larger stand is more stable for different types of card but if you cut your stand from chipboard, the chipboard fan will sit well on both sizes.
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