Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve got a card with a difference to share with you today – I learned how to do this boxfold design in a recent class with Joanne James (aka The Crafty Owl). I needed to have another go at it as I’m planning to make it with my craft group next month, and it seemed the obvious choice for the current challenge of ‘3D’ over at Inspire.Create. I’ve teamed it with daffodils & tulips for The Paper Players, using the colour palette from Just Add Ink
I started with an A6 card in landscape orientation and scored it to give me the three central panels and a narrow one each side. I attached pieces of the ‘flowering fields’ paper onto the panels, plus one for the inside edge. I then stuck down the narrow panel by the card fold to the inside of the card.
I then stamped & die cut the single flower from Stampin’ Up!’s ‘daffodil daydream’ and three of the small tulips from ‘flowering tulips’. I used Distress Oxides for the tulips and leaves and blended pencil colouring in pink and yellow for the daffodil. I also shaded the tulips wiht a yellow pencil once the pink ink was dry. I then arranged them into a bunch and attached to the central panel using foam pads. Ar this point I thought the daffodil looked a bit flat, so I restamped, coloured and cut out another flower head and then decoupaged it onto the bunch.
I wanted to put a bit more interest along the side panels, so die cut the row of little flowers from the ‘tulips’ dies in white card, and coloured them using the inks. I trimmed them into sections to fit the side panels and glued them into place. I then stamped the sentiments from SU’s retired ‘gift of hope’ set and cut it out with one of the ‘tasteful labels’ dies. I attached that on the inside panel using a foam pad, so that the edge of the card front tucked under it to hold the box shape in place.
Thanks for dropping in. Here’s a view of the card from the base, so you can really see the 3D effect.