Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pals Blog Hop - "Wicked Folds"

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature cards made using “wicked” folds. What is a “wicked” fold? It is anything other than the standard A2 card fold. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I believe this is called an "easel card", or a version of one. It's not wicked at all, but easy to duplicate. You simply cut the card base the same way you would (any shape or size) then cut out the middle of the front to make a "frame." (I made a 3/4" cut using my Stampin' Trimmer, turning the card for each side).  Score the frame horizontally halfway down the frame and then make a second card front "frame" the same size as your card front and adhere that over the bottom of the fold. When you close the card it looks like the photo below. It's flat for mailing. You could make it a shaker care using TWO Window Sheets instead of the Window Sheet and Watercolor Paper like I used here.

The little stamped circles popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals help keep the card standing up.

In this version, I placed an Window Sheet between the frame and my watercolor paper. The watercolor paper has a skyline painted on it with four birds drawn on. The Window Sheet has the motorcycle stamped in Jet Black Stazon. In person it looks more 3-D with the bike in the foreground. I added the top frame using Stampin' Dimensionals. The motorcycle does not look fuzzy in person, but when I uploaded the photos, they blurred a little for some reason. Sorry about that! :-(

Materials Used: One Wild Ride stamp set, Watercolor Paper, Window Sheets, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla card stock, Jet Black Stazon, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker; Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky inks; Big Shot with Bunch of Banners Framelits, 3/4" Circle Punch, Tombow Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month's Pals Blog Hop!

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lisa808 said...

Neat card! The tire tracks and scenery are perfect.

Beth McCullough said...

Love your card, Patti!

Jennifer Spiller said...

What a great card! The background for your bike is so pretty

Katy McGloin said...

Love your version of an easel card, Patti. Great masculine card!

2dogs2luv said...

I love your card!! My hubby has a Harley & I've been collecting the motorcycle stamps forever; thanks for sharing & the tutorial's great!

RnR Stamping said...

Beautiful skyline Patti. It looks like the real deal and I'm ready to ride!

Peggy Noe said...

Oh my gosh, Patti, this card is amazing!! The watercoloring with the bird, and then the window sheet stamped with the motorcycle ~so clever! Love, love, love!