We spent the day here, at Lake Cuyamaca, (about a 45 minute drive into our local mountains) fishing, it was just Jay, Brett and me today. Morgan had plans with a friend who is heading off to college soon. It was a beautiful day there, nice and warm, with a bit of breeze and lots of time to just sit and relax. I did manage to catch more fish than both the guys, but I won't tease them too much about that! The funny thing about it is I am not someone who usually fishes, I generally sit and read a book and watch everyone else fish. Today, I picked up a pole just for fun, I must have hit an underwater party because I snagged 6 fish in less than 30 minutes.
Afterwards I came home and made this card for a very dear friend's birthday tomorrow. I can't wait to give her the gift of my favorite paper crafting tool and a couple of its accessories. Can you guess what it is? *hint* I used it to make this card!
This card is a Flap Fold card, the tutorial may be found on the Scor-Pal website. I followed most of the tutorial but I did change the way it's scored and trimmed. Rose Ann's directions call for cutting the half round flap first, then guesstimating/trimming a bit to make sure the paper is the right size for scoring.
Here's what I did instead:
- Starting cardstock size: 3-1/2" x 11"
- Step 1: Align the 11" side at the top fence, left side, at the 1/4" marking and score at 4-1/2" and 9"
- Step 2: Make 2 very light pencil marks 1/2" above the 9" score, one on each side of the width of the cardstock . Using a Coluzzle or circle cutting system, line up the template to these marks so that you can trim an equal half round flap. Clear as mud?
eta: My mats are a tad larger as I left only a small border. Mats on my card are:
- outside patterned paper is 3-3/8" x 4-1/8"
- inside is a double mat: 3-3/8" x 4-3/8 red with 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" white for inside sentiment
I stamped the flower from Fifth Avenue Floral in Memento Rich Cocoa on a SU! Whisper White scrap. I wasn't concerned with blending the colors so Whisper White worked just fine with Copic Markers. I simply began with the lightest color and added 2 additional shades on top. No blending at all. The center is colored in 2 shades of green and golden yellow surrounds the flower. After coloring, I trimmed the flower leaving just a smidgeon of the yellow. Once trimmed, the center of the flower was embellished with Glossy Accents and clear microbeads.
Once dry, it was mounted to the scalloped piece with dimensional foam.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out with the Modern Label punch.
Both of these items are in the upcoming SU! 2009-2010 catalog.
Patterned paper is from a K & Co stack that I got on clearance at Michaels.
Solid cardstock is Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White by SU!
I created a custom matching envelope using the opposite side of the same patterned paper as the card. Finished card measures 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"
Have a beautiful rest of the weekend!