It's time for the August release from Heartfelt Creations! The Decorative Basket Collection has beautiful basket and floral images that will be a "go to" set time after time. You can use them for party favors, harvest baskets, Christmas baskets...the possibilities are endless. This collection features 5 new precut stamp sets and one exclusive Heartfelt Creations die manufactured by Spellbinders. And, as always, the design team has a basket full of creations to inspire you - be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the new ideas! And, leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance to win the entire release valued at $85.00.
My contribution is an accordian fold card (I first saw this design on Technique Junkies) - it looks complicated, but is actually pretty easy! I have a template below to help you out.
Note: Finished card size is 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
|Old Olive (SU!)||8 1/2" x 10 1/2"|
|Groovy Guava (SU!)||8 1/2" x 10 1/2"|
|Nature's Sanctuary designer paper (Pink Paislee)||8 1/2" x 10 1/2"|
|Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink)||5 1/2" x 8 1/2"|
|Very Vanilla (SU!)||2"x 2'|
|Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)|
|Old Olive (SU!)|
|HCPC 3412: Bontanical Floral Basket PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|HCD 713: Decorative Layered Basket Die (Heartfelt Creations)|
|Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)|
|Labels 18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Lavender Flower Soft|
|Flower Soft glue|
|COPIC Markers (Imagination International)|
|SPICA glitter pen (Imagination International)|
|i-rock hot fix tool and hot rocks gems (Imaginisce)|
The accordian card is created using a sheet of green cardstock measuring 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". Put the long side of the paper at the top of your scoring tool, and score at 3 1/2" and 7". Turn the paper to the short side and make a mark at 5 1/2" on the short side of the paper. Line up the 3 1/2" score line, and your 5 1/2" mark on the trimmer, and cut along that line. Now you can fold the card accordian-style to create the base card. Sometimes, a picture IS worth 1,000 words - take a look at this template to see if it helps you get the scoring/cutting right - score on the pink lines; cut on the blue line.
To get the mat layers for each panel sized just right, start with the same 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" paper in a peach color, and score/cut the same way. Now, cut along the score lines to create 3 individual panels. Then trim 1/4" from the long side and 1/4" from the bottom of each panel, and mount these on the matching panels on the base card. Repeat with the patterned paper panels, trimming 1/2" from the 2 sides. For my card, I only mounted the patterned paper on the front and middle panels.
Cut/emboss the next-to-smallest Label 18 from vanilla paper, and stamp the sentiment in green ink in the center of the label. Mount this on the back-most panel where it shows above the folds.
Cut/emboss a green basket using the "solid" basket die. Cut/emboss a peach basket using the "lacy" basket die. Trim the handles from both die cuts. Glue the peach basket onto the green basket.
Stamp the flowers portion of the image from the Botanical Floral Basket set twice on white cardstock, using the brown ink. Trim closely around the bouquet of one of the images- eliminate any of the basket image. From the other stamped image, cut out the large, center flower, and the two smaller clusters of flowers on each side of the center flower. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors: Leaves: YG93, YG95; Flowers: YR01, R21, R24; Floral spikes: V95. Add a little sparkle to the flowers using the Peach colored SPICA glitter pen.Put the full bouquet together with the basket, and mount this on the front panel. Add the individually cut out flowers onto their matching images using foam dots. Finish up by embellishing the purple spiked flower images with lavender flower soft - apply the glue, then cover and gently press the flower soft onto the glue. Add the green/gold hot fix gems in the middle of each open flower.
Be sure to see all the beautiful creations by the design team, and leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance to win the entire release valued at $85.00!
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