I attended a SU! Regional Seminar in Virginia Beach earlier this year. I have to give full credit to SU!’s creative design team who demo’d how to make this type of card. I must tell ya…This was a Wow! card for me. I instantly fell in love with it & decided to make some for my convention swaps (see my swap here).
I have had some requests on how to create this card. So, I’m presenting to you my first tutorial:)
(For my sample: Sherbert Ribbon Originals; jumbo pewter eyelets; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch; Crop-A-Dile; Linen Thread; Hodgepodge Hardware-pewter; Fire Rhinestone Brad; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Scallop Punch, Crystal Clear Embossing Powder; 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon; Brayer; Pick a Petal stamp set; Short & Sweet stamp set; Fall Flowers DSP; Really Rust, Soft Sky, and Old Olive ink; CS same as ink and Confetti White.)
Card base = 4-1/4″ x 11″
Inside tag = 2-1/2″ x 5″ with matting = 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
2. First series of scoring (on 1″, 5-1/2″, and 10″ lines).
3. Move piece of CS to 1/4″ mark
4. Start second series of scoring (on 3″, 4″, 7-1/2″, and 8-1/2″ lines)
***IF YOU DON’T HAVE A SCOR-PAL, SIMPLY SCORE AT:
1″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 7-1/4″, 8-1/4″, AND 10″
5. Cut on 5-1/2″ scored line (middle) 5/8″ in from both sides with either a Fiskars paper cutter or with a hobby blade.
you can cut slit larger if using embellishments that have a lot of dimension (click here for pop-up stand alone step 6 – cut).
7. Assemble your card base and inside tag by sliding tag into cut slit. Apply sticky strip to end 1″ sections (more the better).
8. Attach one of the 1″ sections to tag (make sure tag is centered in your cut slit)
9. attach other side to tag…and your card/base is finished and you can create & stamp to your likings.
Here is my finished sample:
Upclose pic of my flower– Embossing Resist to petals. Stamped first with Linen BG on Fall Flowers DSP. Stamped petals with Versamark ink & applied Crystal Clear EP. Used Brayer to cover with desired inks. Wiped off excess ink. I love these petals.
Here is a pic of the card flat (not pulled open and how it would look when received/mailed).
I decorated part of the bottom with paper-piercing and a very thin strip of DSP that is only seen when the card is in the “not-opened” position. Once card is pulled open, this part disappears and is on the card base.
Whhhhhhheeaaa!!!! Finally all done. If you have any questions, please let me know.