Welcome back on this very warm Friday. We are due for a 'mini heatwave' supposedly in the UK but with our weather as it is, I'll believe it when I see it! Using Bamboo Beauty stamp set again, today's card was inspired by one that I made for my daughter in law's dad, Roy, for his birthday last weekend. I'm not sure what the fold is called but it's a Z fold with a flap on the front of it. Call it what you like but I've had lots of fun making this one. Please click HERE for a link to the stamp set and all other products that I used on these cards. It will open the link in another page to save where you were.
found a retired stamp set from a few years ago called Party Panda. I
thought that the card needed a little whimsical touch to it so I've
added a few sentiments and Pandas to the card too.
THE CARD BASE
started with a piece of card 14.85cm by 27cm. (fig 1) I scored along the long
edge at 10cm, 15cm and 25cm. Using a bone folder I burnished all of the
folds really well in both directions. I like to burnish from both sides
to make sure that the card will happily fold without tearing. If a fold
is scored nicely and burnished in both directions, it will usually give a
really good crisp fold. I then added a piece of card 14.85cm by
14.85cm. (fig 2) This panel is then adhered behind the 2cm band on the left hand
side after I gently tore the front edge of the 2cm wide strip. I tore
the edge as it gives a softer feel to both layers when adding another
mat to it. If you should have any difficulties making this card? Please don't hesitate in contacting me as I would be more than happy to help you. :)
fig 3 the folded card
fig 4 the 'planter'
Once the panels were decorated, I cut a piece of card 5cm by 12cm
and scored that at 1cm, 6cm and 11cm. Again, the folds were burnished
in both directions. I added DSP to the front and side of this with
pieces 4.5cm by 4.5cm.I cut 3 strips of card 1cm by 7cm. These were
then scored at 1cm on each side then these squares were fixed to the top
edge of the 5cm high panel on the left hand side. The opposite side of
these strips were folded in the opposite direction to the first side to
enable the pices to stretch out when the card is folded. I find it
easier to decorated with leaves/ flowers etc while it's not stuck to the
card. See picture below. Once the leaves were added to the strips it
was time to add the whole panel to the 5cm panel on the card. I started
with the right hand side and fixed the edge to match the panel front on
the other panel.
Tip... When adding the piece above, fold the 1cm flap under after placing adhesive on then fold the card in half at the mountain fold and fix the panel down into place.
DSP and decorating
used the In Good Taste Designer Series Papers and added a 14.4cm by
14.4cm mat to the front and the inside left front. 9.5cm by 14.4cm to the 2,
10cm wide panels and last but not least, 4.5cm by 14.4cm to the 5cm
Well, that's it from me for this week. I do hope you have found some ideas for making your own cards in one way or another. Cary is back to share her creations next week so please remember to stop by and see what she has made. Until I return, Take Care, Stay Safe and Keep on Crafting :)