Mean while our cat, Jess, has adopted my home-made light box for her new chill out pad.
Today we are stepping it up a bit with a Spring Fold card.
You will need a 10" by 5" piece of card stock, you will firstly score it at the 2.5" and 5" marks.
Put a small pencil mark at the 7.5" mark (top and bottom) and at the right hand side of the card at the 2.5" mark.
You are going to score from the top 7.5" mark to the bottom of the scored 2.5" mark, and then from the top of the scored 2.5" mark to the bottom 7.5" mark.
Now you are going to cut off both corners on the right side of the card. From the 7.5" marks to the 2.5" mark on the right, as below:
Next you need to crisply fold all your score lines. Once all your fold lines are nice and crisp - if you pull in the edges of the 5" fold line it should start to give and squash into a triangle - I hope the photo below lets you see how this is done.
Now fold the 2.5" score line to the front of the card and secure as shown.
And that is it, this is hopefully how your card looks:
Folded flat for sending, the cards finished size is 5" by 5".
Now all you need to do is decorate.
Here is the one that I made today.
For the first layers you will need one 3.25" square and one 2.25" square. The 2.25" square you will cut in half diagonally for the triangles on the base.
The second (green) layer was cut at 2.75" square, I embossed this layer with the Cuttlebug and the Snow Flakes folder.
The Winter Woodland cartridge was used for the snowflake (page 35) it was cut at 2".
The little tag was cut from the Art Philosphy cartridge (page 70) also cut at 2".
A little bit of ribbon to finish the tag and there you go, all done, and I have another Christmas card to add to the stash of one LOL.
I hope you enjoy having a go at making this card.
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas : Challenge #74 - Christmas in July (closes Mon 23/7)
Exploring Cricut : Christmas in July (closes Sat 21/7)
Cardz TV : Challenge #112 - Tag, You're It
Oh yes, Shannon wanted to show you what she made for her sister Emily today.
She painted the base with two layers of acrylic paint (isn't it great that it dries quick), then stamped the images and painted them with 3D paints. Then added some lovely bling. Her sister loved it :-)
Thanks for stopping by today.