Thursday, March 17, 2011

CS24 A New Fancy Fold Easter Card

The Creative Sketches Design Challenge this week is a “fancy fold” card.  There are plenty of fancy fold cards out there… lots of templates and ideas, and I was tempted to CASE the card idea of one of my terrifically talented peers.  Instead, I came up with something new (to me, anyway)… a fancy fold card which cleverly uses a Corner Punch!

Here’s my card for the Creative Sketches Design Team challenge:

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The bunny, verse, and stamped floral border are from The Nicest Things Stamp Set.  The card base measures 5” x 5”… which is why it was O.K. for me to let the heart flow ‘out of the box’ or card parameters… it will still tuck neatly into a Medium Square Envelope.

I had a little fun with this card on the inside and out, giving the bunny a set of pearls…

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And bling-ing up the Scallop Heart of Heart Embosslit and Vanilla Rosette.

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After gluing the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Die Cut to a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock, I cut around it with my Paper Snips leaving about an 1/8” border.

The Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper along the bottom front edge of the card looked a bit plain… so I stamped it with the floral border image from The Nicest Things Stamp Set, and then colored in the flowers with a Signo White Gel Pen and Stampin Write Marker.

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Looking closely at the photo above, you can see how I closed the card… but I’ll tell you more about that later.   Since this is a Fancy Fold card, I really had to do something with the inside of the card to show it off Smile

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The Springtime Vintage DSP was scored at 1/2” along the bottom edge, and then cut to the score line with Paper Snips every 1/8” or so.  It looked a little too even, so I randomly removed a piece here and there, then cut a wandering wayfaring curve into the DSP too.

Tiny butterflies and faux stitched rays of sunshine finish off the focal image which is backed by a collage of colors and texture using my Faux Rattan Technique…. Only this time I began with Very Vanilla Card Stock and applied a myriad of color before embossing, yielding a totally different ‘look’.

To make this fancy fold card, simply cut your Card Stock Base at 5” x 12” and score at 1”, 1-3/4”, 2-1/2”, and 7-1/2”.  Fold mountain/valley/mountain to make a “W” at the bottom edge.

After making a pencil mark 1” from each bottom (closure) edge of the card, line up outside edge of the corner rounder punch with the mark, and push it all the way into the card stock… totally disregarding the guides on the punch.

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Repeat for both edges of the card base… don’t punch too hard or you’ll get a double punch instead of a clean and simple single curved punch.  It might be a good idea to practice this on a scrap before executing it on the actual card.  Here’s a photo where I’ve outlined the actual punch mark so you can see it better.  LOL.. you'll see a lot of scratch-through’s on my templates too.. always a work in progress!

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Stamps and Supplies Used in today’s CS24 A New Fancy Fold Easter Card:

Stamps:  The Nicest Things, Something to Celebrate (Hostess)

Card Stock:  Rose Red, Very Vanilla

Classic Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red

Big Shot Machine and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit

Accessories:  Chantilly Lace Crochet Trim, Basic Jewel Rhinestones and Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Vanilla Rosettes, Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Sponge, Stampin’ Write Markers, Aqua Painter

I hope you enjoyed today’s Creative Sketches Design Team Fancy Folds Challenge card!  See you tomorrow with another great mini blog hop with the Sketch Frenzy Friday Design Team!

Hugs,

Sharon

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4 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

CUTE!! Love the bunny and the cool new fold!

inkedx2 said...

Love this fold! The pearls around the bunny's neck are too cute.

Robbie

Tami Black said...

You used so many awesome details -- great new fold and thanks for sharing so we can all give this a try! This bunny is absolutely darling!

missy said...

Adorable!