Today’s card features the new In-Colour, Dapper Denim. Each time I see it, I feel like I need to make a card that looks like a jean pocket! Maybe its the name that does it to me.
I love the Hearth and Home Framelits Die but wanted to take the card one step further. To do this, I created a double flap card. Basically you create two folded cards, with one being slightly narrower and slightly shorter than the other one. The window image is cut out of the main flap (larger folded card) and the die cut kept to pop up on the card front. Since the die cut is the same size as the negative space left in the card front, you need to create a top and bottom frame, also die cut using the Hearth and Home Framelits, that can be attached to the card front and then the window can be attached to the frame using dimensionals.
Before assembling the card front pieces, be sure to stamp the Hardwood background in Versamark ink, cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set!
For the inside card flap, run the front through the Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder. Sponge the embossed trees lightly with Crumb Cake ink. The bird and the snowman were created using a new set in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue called Swirly Birds. This set features a variety of shapes that will allow you to create a multitude of images and designs!
To attach the two flaps together, place adhesive on the back of the inside flap and attach inside the Dapper Denim flap. When you do this, you want to make sure that the flap isn’t laid precisely against the score line for the outside flap or it will not fold properly. Place it slightly down from this crease line.
To complete the card I wrapped Linen Thread around the card front a few times and tied in a bow. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the set Snow Place in Basic Black Archival ink and die cut using the frame in the Rose Garden Thinlits die, trimming the bottom flat. Finally, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the sentiment on my card front.
I hope this card gives you some new inspiration for your cardmaking! I would love to hear your feedback or questions you may have, so be sure to leave a comment!