Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sleepy Santa Try-Fold card

We have a new challenge up on the Art Impressions blog "Fun Folds" so I am sharing two cards that I've made using the newly released "Sleepy Santa TF (sku#4341)".

Caution!  Multiple photos ahead... There are a few (easy) steps involved in making a tri-fold card, so I took photos at every step of the way to give you a clear idea of the process.  The packaging that comes with your stamp set contains all the measurements you'll need to stamp it accurately.  I started with a piece of 11" x 5 1/4" white cardstock, scored in 3 5/8" from each side:
I've stamped the fireplace image in the middle section, about 1/2" down from the top.  The tree and Santa are done on the backside of the paper, 1 3/4" and 2" down from the top - you might see my pencil marks that I used as a stamping guideline.

I've used Copics to colour my cards, here's a close-up of the tree:

After colouring, I cut down the score marks, and around the images, leaving a halo of about 1/16".  I applied adhesive to the center rectangular panel, and glued it down to my base:

Copic markers bleed through cardstock, so I've cut white backings and glued them to the backsides of the tree & Santa, and I stamped my sentiment under the fireplace:

I wrapped two pieces of twine around the card and tied them in a bow to hold my card shut:
The wonderful thing about the Try-Fold stamp sets, are that the images stand on their own - so here is a regular folded card using just the Santa image:

 Any card using a 'different' fold works for the challenge, so hop on over to the Ai blog and enter - there are always great prizes to be won, and there is a free stamp with a $30 purchase until October 20th:



Allison Kostiuk said...

I love the tri-fold card, and the scene is so cute! What a great idea to tie it all together with twine!

Cheryl said...

Love what you did with this card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Just saw this on the blog...what a great idea! Love this Christmas card.

Rhonda Harre said...

Thanks for sharing the very informative tutorial, it was wonderful to have the measurements.
Card is beautiful - love the window die.
Blessings - Rhonda


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