Tuesday, August 11, 2009

These cards were cased and altered from a card that I did at my upline's house during one of her card nights.
Stamp Sets: Nature Silhouettes and Its your Birthday
Cardstock Colours: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink Colours: Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black
I HEART these cards! Its all the rage on Splitcoast stampers right now and some of the cards i've seen done up are stunning! Its incredible the art these women produce.

This card is going to a recent graduate and the stamped quote in the middle says "Be the Change you want to see in the World"- Ghandi
On the far right of each card I cut an additional coloured cardstock piece so that I could write to, from etc.

I made this card for friend's that just got married and the stamped words say
Once in a while RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of an ORDINARY life LOVE gives us a FAIRYTALE.

Directions for the Tri Fold Card

- cut cardstock 5 ½ X 12 inches
- score at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches
- at 1 ½ inch mark on each end of the paper draw a line horizontally between the 2 inch and 10 inch score marks with a pencil and ruler (there will be only 2 lines)
- cut along these drawn lines.
- Fold along each score mark so one back and one front so that the card will fold in on itself.

- trace the “T” out of patterned paper twice for your front and end card piece, trim as you prefer.

- cut 2 pieces 3 ¾ X 1 ¼ for the long strips in the middle top and bottom

- cut 4 pieces 1 ¾ x 1 ¼ for the short strips on the top and bottom

- cut 1 piece 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ for the middle piece.

The first time you try this card you may want to go and check out the video tutorial they have available on Splitcoast stampers- the link is on the right hand side- and under Resources they have oodles of tutorials teaching all kinds of really cool projects. But I suggest using my measurements for the patterned paper as I found the dimensions given on the site totally wonky :) Looking at the card you may think its complicated but really they're not, give it a try!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

absolutley stunning - nice work!