Wednesday 11 March 2009

Cut Out Topper Card

Cut Out Topper Card.
This is a lovely card with the added interest of cutting out the back pannel of the card instead of just plonking a topper on!
The Purple Cow Creative Cutter has been put to use here and it is one of my 'new' favourite things! lol

Equipment and Materials Used:
1 White DL Card
Purple Cow Creative Cutter
Penny Black Critter Party Acrylic Stamps
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Dovecraft Primary Brush Markers
Koi Fine Water Brush
Black Tie Bazill Bling Cardstock
White Cardstock
Woodware 2" Scalloped Oval Punch
Co-ordinating Patterned Paper
Woodware 1" Butterfly Punch
Silver Stickles
DS Tape and Foam Pads


Start of with a DL sized card.
Measure on the back of the card and in from the left or right (depending on which side you want to have your topper) and mark with a pencil at 2cm and 9cm.

Measure down 4cm from the 2cm mark and the 4cm and join together to draw a 4cm x 7cm rectangle.

Open the card out and cut the lines where you drew the rectangle, but NOT on the crease of the card.

You should then have a flap that will fold up and this will be the base for your topper.

Cut a 6cm x 12cm piece of white card and stamp your images and colour them in or stick your choice of topper onto it. (I have used the Penny Black Critter Party acrylic set and waterbrushed with the Dovecraft Brush markers)
Mat this onto a co-ordinating piece of cardstock and cut around to leave a small border (about 5mm)

Take the piece of 8cm x 21cm piece of co-ordinating paper and the piece of cardstock the same size and place them on top of each other exactly.
Using the Purple Cow Creative Cutter, cut through both pieces at the same time, freehand, to create the symmetrical wave pattern on both pieces. (This does take some practice, but it is worth it. Try on some scrap paper first, until you get the pressure right.)

Stick the waved cardstock to the bottom of the card with DS tape (Or glue if you prefer) and then do the same with the co-ordinating paper, making sure to move the paper down so you get a symmetrical border with the cardstock.

Punch out two scalloped ovals, one in white cardstock and the other in a co-ordinating colour.

Stamp your greeting onto the white piece and 3D with 3D foam pads or silicone glue on top of the other scalloped oval, then just off centre the bottom piece so it gives a shadow effect.

Use 3D foam pads or silicone glue to stick your topper onto the card, making sure it is lined up with the pop out flap at the top of the card.

Add a punched out butterfly or daisy if you wish.

Glitter up with Glamour Dust or Stickles and...

Put the kettle on!... You earned it!

I have measured these cards to make sure they fit into a standard C5 envelope.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Hi Phill, I do love the design of this and will have a go :-) Glad you mentioned the envelope too, good thinking :-) Love Anne xx

  2. Hi Phill
    Well, just in case your loyal band of followers haven't told you yet, you and your card were mentioned on Idealworld this morning.

    So how was Tina? Let us all know.
    Speak soon

  3. Hello Dahling
    Of course they have told me lol,...had 6 phone calls this
    Thanks so much for mentioning out C & C, ... here I come ;o)
    Talk soon