Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Mixed Bunch Trifold Card for Easter

The Mixed Bunch flower set makes a great easy card when coordinated with circle punches and the Blossom punch. This is a card we made recently at a card class. It took a little bit of time but everyone was very impressed with their creations.  We used the brights colours plus Gumball Green, and the woodgrain background stamp as well as some sponging.  The Easter Blessings stamp made the sentiment easy. the Turquoise version was a birthday card using the Vintage Verses Set. Thanks for looking, Liz

After getting some requests for measurements I have hastily taken some photos for construction. I didn't have any measurements and just played around till I had something which worked for me.
Essentially I took a standard A4 sheet of cardstock and trimmed it down to fit in a standard C6 envelope. Then i created a diagonal top edge. It is scored to fold into 3 sections with the back being the widest and the other 2 being gradually narrower. I stamped all the images onto a single sheet of Very Vanilla then punched them out using the matching punches -3/4" circle, 1"circle and 11/4"scallop circle. the scallops were cut from the centre of one green filigree flower, and from 2 of the large bold flowers which were 'stamped off'. I played around with position till I was happy that it was balanced.
All background images and sponging were done on the base card first ( or the addition of DSP) before any glue-ing.
I placed the flowers on the front 1/3 first, then the back 1/3 being careful not to get the punched circles too high so that my card would still fit in an envelope. then I turned it over and placed the middle 1/3 flowers on. (this is the part of the card which is visible when folded) Once they were glued on I turned it back over and glued the exact same shapes to the inside.
this is how many to stamp - might give a few little extras,
Note the small scallop circles cut from the flower centres
Card base dimensions.scored into 3 sections 


"leaf" detail.
If you have any empty looking spots just fill them up with some greenery_ either punch some leaves or use the modern label punch to punch portions from the remaining green filigree flower.
hope that makes sense. Any questions please email me.
good luck, Liz

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz