Saturday, November 26, 2011

Love Note

Inspiration

Here's another card made with the Artistic Gatefold Collection from Heartfelt Creations. This release has so many possibilities, I haven't even begun to scratch the surface! I got the idea for this card from a book called "Folding Ideas for Cards and Envelopes" by Laurence K. Withers. I played with the folding a few times before I got it down, but it's not too hard. I do like the effect - it's a 4x4 card when closed (inset picture), and opens to reveal an intricate die cut arch, using the newly released Layered Scalloped Posy Die!

Love Note

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 4" x 4"

Paper

Soft Sky Textured (SU!)6" x 12"; scored at 4" and 8"
Madeline (Prima)3 7/8" x 3 7/8" (4 pieces)

Ink

Early Espresso (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3435: Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3436: Rye Grass Flourish PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

HCD 717: Layered Scalloped Posy Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Waxed Paper
SPICA pen (Imagination International)
Designer Glue (Art Glitter Glue)
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Scor-Pal
ATG (Scotch)
Scissors (Cutter Bee)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut a piece of light blue paper measuring 6" x 12", and score it at 4" and 8". Turn the card length-wise and score lightly at 4" (this will be come a guide for cutting later).

LoveNote_Step1

Fold on the 8" score line. Lay the half-circle lacy die from the HCD 717 set on the folded line, so that the center of the die is on the folded line. Trace lightly with a pencil around the outside of the die, so that you have a quarter-circle traced to the scored line.

LoveNote_Step2

Now, cut through both layers along the traced quarter-circle, until you reach the scored line. When you reopen the card, you have a half-circle cut in the card. Use your rotary trimmer to cut along the long score line, but don't cut through the half-circle.

LoveNote_Step3

CARD FRONT

Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 3 7/8" x 3 7/8". Stamp the Love flourish in brown ink in the center of the paper and a flourish in the upper right and lower left corners. Embellish all of the stamped the images with a Chocolate SPICA pen. Distress all 4 edges of the patterned paper with the distress tool, curl the upper left and lower right corners of the paper, and mount on the front panel of the card.

INSIDE

Cut/emboss the lacy half-circle die from the patterned paper and glue it to the half-circle portion of the inside of the card. Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper measuring 3 7/8" x 3 7/8", one with a patterned edge, and one more plain. Stamp the corner flourish in one corner of the plain square. Mount this piece on the right side of the inside of the card. Mount the patterned edge piece on the left side of the inside.

FINAL FOLD

Turn the card over and measure 4" down from the top of the half-circle, and make a small mark. Score from each corner of the half-circle to the 4" mark, forming a "V".

LoveNote_Step3

Fold along the V, so that the half-circle folds inside the card as the card closes. As the final step, glue back of the card front panel to the back of the left inside panel.

And Don't Forget!

Be sure to leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by November 29 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $150. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on November 30.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

3 comments:

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Lisa this is very cool. Thanks for the tutorial. Your card looks superb!

Sue said...

Wow this is stunning thanks for the tutorial Luv Sue x

Helen said...

I really like this one - so elegant! Your step-by-step directions are awesome - thanks!

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