What I liked best about this collection when I started playing with it is that the images are easy and quick to colour and work with, and are multi purpose--thank you, birthday, sympathy--it's all gonna work. I've got three cards I'll be sharing with you in the next few days (hint, if you want to see all 3 of them now check out the HC blog), and 2 of them took less than 20 minutes each to make! Today's card was a bit more "fancy" (got to try and impress you when there is a new release!) and yet it was also surprisingly easy and quick.
So for today's creation I used the flap card tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.
Here is what the card looks like closed:
And here is when it is being opened:
And here is the inside when it is fully open:
|Products Used on This Project|
HCPC 3373 Dutch Iris Medley PreCut Set
HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set
HCPC 3367 Vintage Life Background PreCut Set
HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris Die
Finished card is 5 x 4. Cut base card stock to be 12 x 4. Layer the die cut near the end of the card stock with the goal to cut the edge. Use your embossing mat between the die and the card stock from the mid point of the die down, so that it acts as a mask and only the top part cuts. The effect is to give you a fancy edge. You could alternatively cut with edged scissors. Score at 5 and at 10 and then fold. brush the fancy edge with white craft ink. Your base is now ready Stamp background image on to white paper with green ink. Add light brown ink to edges. Adhere to base as shown in photo.Stamp image of iris on white card stock using brown ink, cut out with circle die cut. Add colour to background (Copic airgun used here) Colour the Iris (BV00, BV02, Y17). Adhere lace around edge of circle. Adhere magnet behind circle on the lower half, and adhere upper part of circle to flap using pop up dots. Adhere other matching magnet on to the inside of the card, and cover that with a decorated piece of paper. Add sentiment to top of card to finish off.