Thursday, December 6, 2012

Graphic 45 Bird Song Card and Tutorial


EDITED:  I listed an incorrect measurement in this post and it is corrected in "red" below.  I am sorry about this mistake.   Also I have now listed the size of the outside of the card, also in "red".  

Have you ever seen a card at some time, then thought about it later.  Well that is what happened with me today.  I remember seeing a card that was "similar" to this shape but did not have a picture of the card to look at.  I don't know what this type of card is called, but I love the dimension.  It took me hours to figure out a template and I thought I would share it with you.  I will show you the front of this card at the bottom of this post.

The card base is 10"x6".  It has two long cuts, to form a 1" band across the top and the bottom.

I used a Fiskars paper cutter.  This paper cutter made it real easy to make cuts like the ones I needed on this card.  The edge of the card stock is 1" from the cut line and cut down from the 1" mark to the 9" mark on the paper cutter.  This leaves a 1" border.  You need to flip the card stock over and duplicate this same cut on the other side.

There are seven score lines on the card.  You need to score all the way down in the very middle of the card, which is at 5".  Then starting on the left side, score between the cut lines at 1", and again at 1 3/4", just on the center portion - you are scoring from the top cut line down to the bottom cut line.  Then you need to duplicate this on the other end at 8 1/4" and at 9".  These score lines will create the "box" look on each side of the card.  Up on the 1" band, on both the top and bottom, you need to score at 3" and 7", only on the 1" band.

To decorate this card I used the beautiful Graphic 45 "Bird Song" 8"x8" paper pad.   I cut out different sections of the design paper,  sometimes using both of the same sheet of paper.  There are so many different ways you can decorate when using this pad but hope you like what I did.

Once the inside was all decorated, and folded on the score lines,  I added ScorTape to the areas shown to hold it to the outside (front and back piece) of the card.

You need to attach the inside to a slightly larger piece of card stock that has been scored and folded down the center.  My outside piece measures 10 1/2" x 6 1/2".    Attach the inside by placing it right in the center, on the fold; then pressing down on both the front and back pieces, making sure it is going on straight.  

Once it is taped down, this is how it will look from the top view.

Here is another picture show you can see the box look on the inside.  Hopefully this picture will help you with how to fold the score lines.

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This is the front of the card. I wanted to create a flower similar to the flowers in the Song Bird design paper so I used the Cheery Lynn "Stacker Flower #6".  They were die cut using white card stock and three flowers were glued together.  I needed to have more of an off white flower,  so I spritzed each flower with the Ranger "Cappuccino" Perfect Pearls Mist.  It doesn't show up well in the picture, but it gave the flowers a beautiful beige color.  By misting the flowers, I was able to shape them to resemble the flowers in the paper.  In the very center I added multi-colored small beads for the stamen.  

I used the Spellbinders "Labels Twenty" dies to cut out a piece of black card stock and a smaller label using a piece of the design paper from the Song Bird paper pad.  Cheery Lynn "Lace Corners" were stained with Distress Inks then added to the top of the card.  The background was embossed with the eBosser "Delicate Dots" embossing folder.   The flowers were attached with glue dots then the Cheery Lynn "Rose Leaves" and Marianne Design "Garden Branches" were tucked under them. 


Graphic 45 "Song Bird" 8"x8" paper pad
Spellbinders "Labels Twenty" (S5-026)
Cheery Lynn "Lace Corner" (B164)
Cheery Lynn "Rose Leaves" (B241)
Marianne Design "Garden Branch" (LR0151)
eBosser "Delicate Dots" embossing folder
Distress Inks
Glue Dots
Ranger "Cappuccino" Perfect Pearls Mist
ScorPal
Scor-Tape
Fiskars Paper Cutter

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33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love, love this card! Graphic 45 paper is beautiful and so is your card! Thank you for the tutorial.

Sue W said...

It's beautiful Selma! I love the paper collection you used and you left the very best till last.........The front of your card is amazing!!! Might have to try on like this soon.

Antonella said...

Awesome!!! What a fantastic card - I love what you've done with it!!!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Jan s said...

Beautiful card Selma, will certainly be trying that out.
Lovely papers too

Rita said...

Selma, you've done it again. Its so special looking and I love it, in fact I am going to give it a try this afternoon. I love the graphic papers ,but sadly I don't have this one. Thank-You again for the Tutorial and your card is Stunning. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

Tonny said...

Hi, what a beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial.
i certainly try this out.

Grt. Tonny

silvergran said...

Fabulous card!! Beautiful paper and very clever design of card shape.

Sathya said...

Such a stunning card....Absolutely love the design, and every detail u put in this!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, you absolutely amaze me!!! Figuring out all the details of this card is fantatic and it is so gorgeous. This paper is stuning and you certainly did it justice. The flowers are beautiful. love it all.

Glenda said...

All I can say is "WOW"!!

Francie in Montreal said...

Absolutely over-the-top clever and beautiful! You aced this one (as you so often do). The whole project is in harmony. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Wow Selma---that is outstanding. I love it to pieces.
Janet

Sparkly Engineer said...

The graphic 45 Birdsong is one of my favorite papers and it is beautiful used on this card. Thank you for the inspiration

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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Pssequimages said...

OH MY GOODNESS, Selma. What a TREASURE! Thank you so much for the inspiration--this card is absolutely unbelievable! Thank you for all the instructions this is for sure a "try it" fun fold one.

val jones said...

This is beautiful Selma and the tutorial is so helpful. This would make a really special card for my daughter.

Val in Spain xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Selma, I've just arrived back from Belgium and saw your stunning creation when I clicked on your email. It truly is magnificent and great tutorial too.

Love Sheila xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Selma, I've just arrived back from Belgium and saw your stunning creation when I clicked on your email. It truly is magnificent and great tutorial too.

Love Sheila xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oops sorry about the repeated comment Selma!

Love Sheila xx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Selma, I love those birds! Very dramatic card you have created with these colors! Have a wonderful day.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous project, Selma! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

Theresa said...

Beautiful Fold card...love how you used the beautiful DP. Must try. Thanks for the tutorial.

Christine said...

Wow Selma!!! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card! I was trying to make the card and I have a couple of questions: Should the scoring measurements be 8 1/4 and 9 instead of 8 1/4 and 10. Also, how did you measure the outside cover? Did you measure with teh card open all the way or with the card closed. Thank you so much for sharing! Joyce

Melanie said...

Wow, so cool! Perfect for the Asian elements! Merry Christmas, Selma! hugs!!

Paula said...

thank you for posting these easy directions. I too have been looking at a card like this, but the directions were in centimeters, and were not convertible to inches. I saw this on Pinterest, it's my lucky day.

Christine Diorio said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for directions! Suits the Graphic 45 papers perfectly. These just happen to be my favourite!Its great how we can connect from all parts of the world. TY from Australia.

Christine Diorio said...

TY Selma. Your card is beautiful! Cant wait to try it with my old time fav. papers Graphic 45. Love to you from Australia.

Christine Diorio said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for directions! Suits the Graphic 45 papers perfectly. These just happen to be my favourite!Its great how we can connect from all parts of the world. TY from Australia.

Oak Pond Creations said...

Saw this on Pinterest this morning and wanted to tell you how lovely your card is. Beautiful colors and design. Hugs and Happy Crafting. -Kim

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