Sunday, July 3, 2016

Get Well Soon Flip Card

Creating this card is such a challenge. My first challenge is printing the image. The Cricut Explore can print it but cannot draw it. Too intricate, I guess. Since I am going to print it, I went ahead and just print it without using the Cricut. My second challenge, I don't have a Print Shop. I had to rely on whatever installed printer program my computer has. After several trials, I was able to print the image to the size I want to. I colored the image with Copic markers which is my third challenge. I have to be very careful not to color over the lines. I did not do much blending since this is a small image. I applied clear Wink of Stella to some areas. I applied Ranger Glossy Accent to the IV bag.

For the card base, which is the fourth challenge, I cut a white cardstock at 6 3/4" x 5 1/2". I made pencil marks at 1 1/4" on the top and bottom. For the side, I made pencil marks at 1 2/16". I also made pencil marks at 3" and 4" from the left side of the cardstock. This is where I create the folds to make the card flip and it shouldn't be cut.

Using the Simon Says Stitched Rectangle die and using the pencil marks as a guide, I partially cut the center area. Partial die cutting is when you put your top plate on the area you want to die cut. I also did this technique on the other end of the rectangle.

To embellish the flip base card, I cut some patterned paper. For the border, I trimmed the inner and outer edges with a kraft knife to create a small border in between the flip area and the border, and also show white edges at the sides of the card.

I cut a tan colored cardstock for the back flip area where I stamped the sentiment. I first stamped the Paper Smooches Hip To Be Square using Simon Says Stamp Kraft dye ink. I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Journal Letters. I colored the letters with white Prisma color pencil. I inked the edges of the patterned papers, the image panel and the sentiment panel with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I started adhering the pieces making sure the center area pieces are lined up so as not to interfere with the flip mechanism. If it does, just cut a little bit off the edges to make the center area move.

Thank you for viewing my blog. Have a blessed and brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Such a cute card Maria! Love the intricate folds and the interactive element of it!

  2. Very lovely card and thanks for the measures.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Inspiration Destination Good luck!!
    (DT member)

  3. Love the fold Great Card TFS Craft Rocket Lis DT

  4. Your card is lovely, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket this week, xxx

  5. Very nice.
    Thank you for joining us at Inspiration destination.And Craft rocket.
    Greetings Geesje (DT)

  6. This would cheer me up if was feeling ill TFS with Craft Rocket Challenges Karen DT