EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Create an Ornate Peacock Diorama Card!

Friday February 10, 2023
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Happy Friday! How is your day going? Are you a crafter that loves to make standing dimensional cards? Join us and learn the steps to creating a diorama card with dimensional beauty, that will stand prominently on it's own! PLUS... discover how to color the images the quick & EZ way! Experience the ease, and joy of creating these intricate and delicate peacocks paired with an ornate window to get that perfect finishing touch! Perfect for any paper crafting project!

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Step 1: Make the card base using white card stock and the pattern paper.

Cut three pieces of white cardstock measuring 6 1/2" x 71/2”,  5” x  6 1/2” and 3” x 6 1/2".

♥  Cut  three pieces of mat layers from dark green background pattern paper 6 1/4" x 7 1/4", 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" and 2 3/4" x 61/4”.

♥ Similarly, cut three more pieces of mat layers from the floral background pattern paper, 1/4" smaller than the above mat layers.

♥ Adhere all the pieces together.

Step 2: Make the extension for the card.

Cut two pieces of white cardstock 5” x 5”. Make a mark of 1” on the left margin and draw a line from this mark to the opposite corner. Cut along this line.

♥ Repeat the same for the other piece, but this time make the mark on the right margin so that you get two pieces facing in opposite direction.

♥ On the two pieces of white card pieces make score lines starting from the longer side at 1/2", 1 1/2", 2 1/2" 3 1/2" and 4 1/2". 

♥ Cut two pieces of pattern paper in the same way as the white card pieces and adhere them together.

♥ Fold along the score lines and press well.

♥ Top Tip: The score lines can be made after the pattern paper has been adhered to the card pieces.

Step 3: Assemble all the card base pieces together. 

Add adhesive at the back of the 1/2” flaps of the extensions and attach on the bigger card piece on the two sides. Hold with clips to secure firmly.

♥ Apply adhesive inside the middle fold on two extensions and slide in the middle card panel.

♥ Adhere the smaller card panel on the small flap.

Step 4: Create the Ornate Window.

Stamp the Ornate Window image two times in Jet black ink on white cardstock. 

♥ Using the outer most die of the Ornate window, cut out the whole image.

♥ Use the inner dies to cut out the window and the decorative element on top.

♥ Colour all the images using Distress inks-Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers.

♥ Assemble the pieces with dimensional tape and add to the right side of the small card panel in front.

Step 5: Create the peacocks.

Stamp the two peacock images in Jet Black ink on White cardstock. 

♥ Colour with Zig markers. 

♥ Cut with matching dies.

♥ Adhere one peacock on the Window and the other one on the middle panel.

Step 6: Add decorative border.

Cut white and Luxe Gold cardstock using the Filigree Accents Die. 

♥ Adhere the gold piece on top of the white piece and adhere the whole piece on the top of the big card panel. 

♥ Trim the extra part.

Step 7: Make the flowers and leaves to decorate the card.

Stamp the Sunflower images from the Rustic Sunflower stamp set on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Cactus Flower ink pad.

♥ Colour the flowers using the same ink with little shade of leaf green ink . 

♥ Cut with matching die and shape the flowers in the 3D flower shaping mold for the sunflower. Further shape them using the ball tool.

♥ Layer two big and one medium flower and adhere. Mix two prills together and add to the centre of the flowers.

♥ Make filler flowers using the smallest sunflower stamp with leaf green ink. Shape the flowers and add green prills in the centre.

♥ Stamp the Leafy Accents images on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using English Ivy ink. 

♥ Shade the leaves with Leaf Green ink.

♥ Cut with matching die and shape in the 3D shaping mold.

Step 8: Create the sentiment label.

♥ Cut a small label in white and gold card stock using the Slim Elegant Rectangle die. 

Adhere them together.

♥ Stamp the sentiment on top using Forget-Me-Not and Jet Black inks. .

♥ Adhere the whole piece on the bottom of card on the left side.

Step 9: Arrange and adhere all the flowers and leaves on the card.

TOP TIP: Learn more techniques with the Ornate Peacock Collection in this video here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/how-to-create-ornate-peacock-cards-the-ez-way

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Tutorial by designer Anita Kejriwal

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Other Products: White Cardstock, Diecutting Machine, Score-Board, Paper Trimmer, Clips, Distress inks-Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers  

Martha Ward
Love this card. I will make it when my supplies come.
February 10, 2023 at 1:03 PM
Fantastic card design. Love it! Thank you Anita for your tutorial. I am so excited to try this new type of card with the so many folds. Wishing you well.
February 11, 2023 at 9:03 PM
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