It’s Joset here today sharing this Accordion Rectangle Tea Time card with you. I love the new Paris Edges die set by Karen Burniston, especially the elegant, detailed fleur de lis doily-style die included in the set. You can use it to decorate any kind of card or use it to add a beautiful edge to your Rectangle Accordion. Let me show you how I created this card.
1. Cut two rectangle accordion pages from light blue patterned paper, one from green dotted paper and one from light green cardstock. Use one of the light blue pages and the green dotted page to assemble your accordion card. Trim the long side tab and the smaller tabs of the right page (green dotted page).
2. Trim the long side tab and the smaller tabs of your second light blue accordion page and adhere this page to the back of the other light blue page.
3. The light green page we’re going to use to cover the back of the green dotted page but before we do we’re going to trim the side tab as shown in the picture below. You can also trim the 2 smaller tabs.
As you can see there is still a small green edge to adhere your Paris edges. I cut my tab this way so you won’t have any green of the tab showing through your lace.
4. Cut 2 Paris edges from white cardstock. Ink edges with blue. Adhere one to the inside of the card and one to the back of the card to cover the green tab.
5. Now attach the two middle rectangle frames from by adding some adhesive on the smaller tabs from the left page.
Photo of the back of the card.
6. Cut one rectangle from white cardstock and one from light blue cardstock using the same die. Adhere the white rectangle on the inside of the left accordion page and the blue one on the inside of the right page.
7. Now it’s time to decorate your card. I used the Coffee and Tea Peel-offs in gold colored on top of the Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. If you are new to this technique, check out this video by Els van de Burgt.
8. Once colored, cut out peel-offs and adhere to the inside of the card as shown. Adhere the teapot on the inside of the right page and the two cups on the left.
9. Cut the words “TEA” and “TIME” using Alphabet 1 – Caps. Adhere words on the inside of the left accordion page just above the two tea cups. Tip: apply double sided adhesive to the back of your paper first before die cutting.
10. Optional: Add Transparant/ Silver Glitter border where the Paris edges connect to the right accordion page.
I hope you enjoyed making this card using the Accordion Rectangle and the Paris Edges. See you next time!
Photo of the card closed.
Elizabeth Craft Designs
972 Accordion Rectangle
979 Paris Edges
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps
2531 Coffee and Tea Peel-offs in Gold
7010 Glitter Border Peel-offs in Transparent/Silver
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
502 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
Light Blue Patterned Paper – Maja Design – Antligen collection
Green Dotted Patterned Paper – Graphic 45 – Botanical Tea Collection
Cardstock: Light Green, Light Blue and White
Ink – Light Blue
Colorless Blender Pen