Thursday, December 6, 2012
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.
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
Ranger "Cappuccino" Perfect Pearls Mist
Fiskars Paper Cutter