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Sunday, 27 April 2014

JAI #212, Ex Libris Tucked flap Card in Coastal Cabana

Some days it takes for ever to get things together.... I have been planning to make one of these cards for ages but despite it looking relatively simple thanks to Natasha Schwecke's fabulous instructions it just didn't come together easily for me today. So after 4 attempts this is where I stopped! (still not 100% happy with it…)

I used the Circle Framelits and the Petite Petals stamp set and Punch, and the beautiful Ex Libris stamp for the background. The Brown Sugar base is textured using a sharp blade run along the edges, and I have used the Everything Eleanor swirl on top which is heat embossed with White Powder. Everything had glitter applied to it today - some days you need to add sparkle, so the butterfly was the obvious choice! The Papillon Potpourri butterfly was coloured using the Blender Pen and Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana inks. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.

 Natasha's instructions are on Stampin connection and she doesn't appear to have a blog so I have just copied and pasted from her Stampin Connection post.


This is how the Framelit is positioned to create the flap that will cover the front of the card.

The finished card size is a regular 5 1/2 X 4 1/4. However, after the card stock is folded, trim "about" 1/4" off of the FRONT panel so that it'll fit properly when tucked.

My DSP panel measures 5 1/4" X 4".

Basically to create the "flap" part, you open the card (so you're actually cutting the inside portion) lay the Framelit of your choice just off the card and line up the TOP Acrylic Plate so that it's about 1/4" in from the edge; (so that the 1/4" part won't actually be getting cut.) Run through the Big Shot to create the "flap". Decorate as desired and tuck the flap over the card front. The possibilities are endless! :)



Natasha's instructions are in imperial measurements so I just trimmed them down to fit an Australian envelope.
The colour challenge from JAI is fabulous and I really enjoyed working with these great colours.

Front of card when open

The inside - always like to add a bit of stamping to tie it all together.


Thanks for looking, and thanks to the girls at JAI for their inspiration. Liz


11 comments:

  1. Liz, this is SO pretty! I know what you mean, about instructions seeming so simple, but having a terribly hard time making them work for you. Glad you persisted, because this is a really lovely card. Beautiful use of the challenge colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thanks Christine, -it is in fact quite simple, and with fresh eyes on a new day the next one went together quickly- must have just had a slow day on sunday!! And these colours together are great. thanks for your kind words, Liz

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  2. Wonderful idea for this card and thank you for sharing how you do it - I must give it a try. I like your card both inside and out. Chantell JAI

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    1. Thanks Chantell, I always ink the inside too!

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  3. What an interesting card fold Liz. Thanks for your explanation. I love how you mixed the elements from the different sets to work together so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thanks Kim, it was good to get a chance to join the challenge- I always look but sometimes just don't get the time to participate. Challenges are a great way of motivating me to get things done. Cheers, Liz

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  4. Such a cool idea - I might have to try this one my self.
    So many pretty details on this card!

    Thanks for sharing your card at Just Add Ink this week.

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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  5. Oh wow!...Such a beautiful card inside and out Liz and your details and fun fold make it so interesting. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  6. Thanks so much Nikki, I was really inspired by your gorgeous sample and want to try the water drop technique. i have not had much success with that in the past and thought i must have been using the wrong paper, but if yours worked on regular old Very vanilla I must give it another try. Your card is really beautiful. Thanks for your encouragement, Liz

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  7. Your card is fabulous - thanks for providing some instructions as I will certainly be trying this in the future! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

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  8. What a cool Card!! Thank you so much for providing Natasha's instructions. I will be pinning this to my Fancy Folds board for sure! So glad you could join in this time instead of just looking. I hope you will join in more challenges from us! Thanks for playing at JAI ♥

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