During yesterdays Craft and Chat session, I demonstrated a Corner Flip fancy fold card. I got the inspiration for this card from a video by Rachel Tessman.
This card uses the discontinued Berry Blessings stampset and Berry Delightful DSP
For those who were not with us, and those who didn’t get their card finished, here are the instructions;
You will need:-
Standard A5 card base
Dsp 10×14.4cm x2 (one for outside, one for inside)
Stampset and sentiment to decorate
Additional card for layer if desired
Scrap of paper 7.5×7.5cm or post it note 3″ square will do the same job
Pencil, ruler, eraser
Cover the front of your card base with DSP, taking care to not leave any parts unstuck, as when you cut through you don’t want any loose edges.
Take the scrap paper/post it note and measure 1cm from the top left corner down the left side and make a mark.
Do the same from the bottom right corner along the bottom
This should be a 7.5cm square!!
Lay this paper onto the top right of your card, lining up the top and right sides
Transfer the lines onto your card, but include around the bottom left corner too
These lines will be on your DSP not on the blank card as shown
Carefully line up the lines on the cutting guide of your paper trimmer and cut along between the marks
Take care not to cut right to the edges!
Very gently bend the top right corner of the card forward, pivoting on the 1cm edge pieces, until it reaches the front of the card and is square to the rest of the card. Once happy crease these edges so that it lays flat
Gently manipulate the fold
The top of your card should look like this!
And when stamped and layered and an insert added to the inside, should look like this !
Yes…it says Christmas card! This is the first one I’ve made this year, so think I can be excused!
I’ve done a couple of Facebook Lives using the Circle Celebration stamp set, and I’ve had the large stamp keep jumping out at me saying ‘moon’, so I thought I’d have a play and see what I could do.
I used a Seaside Spray card layer to stamp some trees from the ‘Rooted in Nature’ stamp set in memento black ink on the base of the card.
Then using one of the fabulous new blending brushes (Jan to June catalogue), I first used Misty Moonlight and then Night of Navy ink pads to give a little depth around the edges.
On a separate piece of white card I used Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Highland Heather on the ‘moon’ stamp, carefully sweeping the ink pad across ensuring I used the lightest colour first so as not to contaminate my ink pads. When i had all three colours on the stamp, I gave it a quick ‘huff’ to ensure the ink was still wet and stamped onto my white card. I then die cut it with 4th from smallest layering circle die. This die is slightly smaller than the stamped image, but worked perfectly as I didn’t want a white border around my ‘moon’.
I then stamped the spotty stamp from the Dressed to Impress stamp set with Versamark ink, applied white embossing powder and heat set to give a snowy look. The sentiment was from Itty Bitty Christmas. The sentiment and moon where adhered on Dimensionals.
To finish, I used the Stampin’ Chalk Marker around the edges of the trees and also popped a little Wink of Stella to make them glisten.
Hope you’ve enjoyed learning how I made this card. Keep checking in for more.
In Good Taste is the DSP (designer series paper) that I am using this week in the blog hop. This is another of the paper packs that are on offer until the end of October. Drop me a note if you’d like to order.
My three cards are all the same this week, but show how different they can look in different colour ways.
The first card uses Night of Navy for its main colour, and the stamp set used is Tasteful Textures. The die cut leaves are from varies die sets and are cut in the lovely new Brushed Metallic papers
The second has a Petal Pink base, Petal Pink flower and Gray Granite stamping. This time the dies cuts are in Silver foil paper
Finally, the third card base is Early Espresso, with Old Olive die cut pieces and a Daffodil Delight flower coloured with Stampin Blends.
Hope you pop over to the other blogs to see all the other fab ideas with DSP and it inspires you to get your papers out and use them!
Did you check out the other blogs last week? Well, we are doing this for the whole of October so check in every week for more. Its fab to see other peoples ideas, even with the same papers it can look so different. We hope it gives you some inspiration to use or buy papers….I know for sure I’m a bit of a hoarder!
This week I’ve used Pattern Play DSP for the two card I’ve made specifically for this blog hop. They use a fabulous range of bright and cheerful colours, great for both Male and Female cards.
The first card I made uses Night of Navy for all the mat layers, Stitched Triangle Dies, Night of Navy (from the co ordinating ribbon set) and Daffodil Delight Ribbon and the sentiment is from Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. Not sure the stitching shows up too well in the triangles on her, but I think it adds some lovely interest.
The second card uses Calypso Coral as the mat layer and all the paper is the oddments from previous cards made. The sentiment is also from Happiest of Birthdays stamp set and stamped in Coastal Cabana ink.