UNION JACK BACKGROUND
You will need:
- 1sheet of RED 12x12
- 1 sheet of BLUE 12x12
- 1 sheet of 12x12 scrap paper
- 2 A4 white cards for mounting the triangles and applicator
- brown ink
- long ruler
- glue stick
- fancy scissors
Take a scrap piece of 12x12 and fold in half both ways and from corner to corner to create creases.
(Ignore the dotted lines they are there so you can see where I folded the paper.)
Draw a line along the ruler one ruler width up and one ruler width down from the centre line. This creates the wide stripe on the flag, repeat for the vertical stripe down the centre.
Place the ruler in the centre of the angle folds and draw only one rulers width from corner to corner.
(This would have been easier with a plastic see through ruler.)
Note: Narrow stripe is 3cm wide
Note: main cross is 5.5cm wide.
(be approximate and just use the width of your ruler.)
Number the triangular inserts from the top around to number 8.
Cut out the numbers and place the remaining template onto the blue coloured page. Trace around the cross and cut out the individual triangles until you have all 8.
Once placed onto your background page they will look something like this.
Note: I numbered the back of each triangle to match the paper template so that I made sure the correct triangle would be glued onto the page.
Do NOT glue on at this stage!
Ink all 8 triangles on their edges.
Glue each triangle onto medium thickness white card and cut close to the edges with fancy scissors.
Trim the edge that will correspond with the edge of the base card with plain scissors. So that only the two sides which point in towards the middle are fancy edged.
Use the cross template to help position the triangles into their place and glue them (not the template) with a stick.
You can use portrait, landscape or a cluster of photos on the centre of the page......I wonder what my photos will turn out like on Friday and which ones I will choose?