There are 2 ways of making the cards, 1, where the trapeze is mounted onto the base card (cards above) the other is cut directly into the base card. The first doesn't quite show the true cleverness and beauty of Trapeze but it does mean an insert and writing in the card don't show through. This one is mounted but the principles are the same. I'm using the stitching pattern on the pink & mauve card above. Because of copyright if you want to replicate it you will need to buy the pattern book.
Equipment. You will need a template and pattern. A 13cm square base card, 1 piece of thick card 12cms square, colour isnt too important if you will be covering the central area.12cm square piece of card to make a frame.A cutting mat, very sharp knife, scissors, pencil, low tack tape, threads, beading needle & seed beads.
1: To make the trapeze attach template to card with low tack tape and cut along the inner lines with a knife. Some people trace the area and cut freehand with a knife and ruler. I prefer not to do this as the metal template will stop accidental over runs.
10: When finished sewing remember to attach the end to the back with sticky tape and trim away any excess.
12. Add double sided sticky tape around the outer edge and stick to the frame made earlier.
13: The trapeze part is now finished.
14: Attach foam tabs to the reverse of the outer trapeze. If you are using a heavy embellishment it's worth adding tabs to the central area as well