Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend celebrating all those fathers out there. We thoroughly enjoyed not only Father’s Day, but the graduation for our little Charlie from preschool. That kid is growing up way too fast! Any way, I thought I’d share a card we created at our team meeting last Saturday. Here are the measurements for the card:
- Card base in Sahara Sand cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 12″, scored at 3 1/2″ and 9″
- Early Espresso cardstock cut at 4″ x 3 3/8″, 4″ x 2/78″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
- Floral Essence DSP cut at 3 3/4″ x 6 3/8″ and 1″ x 3 3/4″ for the inside
- Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
This card gave me fits when I was creating it, but I hung in there and am very proud of myself that I never gave up! lol I’m sure I could have found something similar out there, but why go easy on myself, right?!? lol So once you have all your layers cut to the above sizes, take the 3 3/4″ x 6 3/8″ and trim the bottom by 2 7/8″. By doing it this way, you can keep the pattern in tact so that when the card is closed, it looks like one continuous pattern. Trust me, I learned the hard way on this. Next you will glue the layers together with their coordinating mat layers. Now I used the “short” side of the fold as the top of the closure on this card, but feel free to change it up. When you glue the layers to the card base, you want both the DSP and Early Espresso to go right to the edge that opens up with 3/4″ of the card base showing on the remaining three sides. Then I cut out three of the grass/reed image, one in Old Olive, one in Mossy Meadow, and one in Early Espresso and I glued them together fanning them as I glued them so it gave it a more dramatic shadow effect. I added it that to the card base with a couple of dimensionals. Next I cut out the smaller fish in Mossy Meadow and glued him right down to the card. I stamped the jumping fish in Tuxedo Black on a scrap of Shimmer White cardstock and colored him with the Aqua Painter in Old Olive and a stripe of Poppy Parade. When he was dry, I added some Wink of Stella. I used dimensionals to attach him as closure for the card, so he needs to go close enough to the bottom to fit the bottom portion of the card under him. I colored three rhinestones with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and added them near the little fish to look like bubbles.
For the inside I stamped the fly fisherman in Sahara Sand ink and the sentiment in Old Olive. Then I layered that to the Early Espresso and then both to the center panel of the card. I stamped the basket in Sahara Sand ink on a scrap of Sahara Sand and the hat in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock and cut them both out with the dies. I glued on the strip of DSP at the bottom of the inside layer, then glued the basket and hat down on top of the strip.
After all the fussing with it, I really love how it turned out! And it fits into our standard medium envelopes! The girls loved it too. I love how I could a piece of the Floral Essence DSP for a masculine card too, makes it that much more versatile. If you would like to purchase any of today’s products, just head over to my online store to shop. When you use Host Code EMNCWAGX, I’ll send you a pack of handmade cards. This could even be in that pack! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great start to your week. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another CASE-ing Tuesday project!