Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flip-flaps Fall card

I bought this embossing folder (Fall Square - Darice) a while ago and have yet to use it before this card.  I recently purchased a die set that had the cool Square stitched die that leaves a folded line at the top instead of cutting out the whole square.  This embossing folder popped in my head and I grabbed it out to see if the Die would fit around the squares in the folder.  It really looked pretty close so I began creating the card front so that I could try cutting.  
The card front is card stock from recollections.  Using my spellbinders card creator die I cut the A2 size card front with that.  I then took that piece of card stock and taped it into my embossing folder centered exactly where I wanted it to be.   I then took my glue ink pad and rubbed and tapped all over the embossing folder before closing it onto the card stock I had taped inside.  After running it through my embossing machine,  I removed the tape and took my gold  perfect pearls powder and swept over the entire card with the brush leaving this beautiful gold finish on the areas that the glue adhered to.  I took a paper towel and rubbed the panel down to just leave the golden areas where it attached itself to the glue.
I then took the stitched flap die and placed it over each square and ran it through my machine  four times.  Yay!!!  I love it when an idea pops in your head and it works out just as you envisioned.  I grabbed some stamps, a sheet of gold dazzles from HOTP and a few of my spectrum noir markers  to decorate inside each of the flaps.  I wanted to do this before adhering to the front of the card  so I drew some pencil marks in the corners of each square so I knew where to place everything.
The first top square is a dazzle - squirrel, I used my markers to color in the face tail and acorn.   The second top flap I used a stamp from an old card maker set - feels like fall,  I stamped in a brown pigment ink and colored in the leaves with my markers in orange.
The bottom left square I used the same stamp set to stamp a pumpkin and the sentiment - count your blessings above it.  I used the same ink for stamping and colored with the same markers.   I also added a couple more dazzles in that square, a mushroom and an acorn.  The final bottom square I placed a hedgehog dazzle and colored in with my markers once more.
For the Inside I created the sentiment on my computer.  I cut it out with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - Stitched rectangle die.  I added a leaf stamp using the same stamp set as I did on the front of the card.  What a fun interactive Fall card to send someone on my list.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Color Me Fall - Rust, Gold & Orange
FFC #208 Anything Goes with Lawn Fawn!
DL.ART October Challenge
HIMCR #320 - Freestyle!
Die Cut Divas - October challenge

As always thanks again for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room.  Have a wonderful day.


Creative Kuts said...

Gorgious! Once again amazing work.

Arlene said...

What an unusual style and so creative. WELL DONE! Beautiful. Glad you entered this card in the Die Cut Divas' challenge this month.

Michelle N. said...

Love the beautiful embossing, and the gold pearl added a gorgeous shimmer to an unusual card-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

Angie said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
Angie - DT

Judy Woodland said...

What an interesting and unusual card. I absolutely LOVE it!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad.
Judy~ Mod Squad DT and Challenge Host
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Scrapper69 said...

So Pretty and how neat too! LOVE the openings....

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