Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ocean Shell Flap Card

I have seen so many cute Flap Cards that I just had to try it. Of course, I changed it a little because I wanted a different size that would work well with an A2 envelope, so this card is 4.25X4.25. The direction on putting the card together are directly after this post or you can look under Tutorials for Flap Card in the side bar on the right.

The cardstock, behind the shell image and behind the shells on the cardfront, is actually Stardream Chiara Rose Quartz text weight 80 lb. paper.

The main image on the card flap is Ocean Shell by Impression-Obsession. It was stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock, and painted with Twinks Fuzzy Peach and Icicles. Shimmerz Glue was used to highlight the middle three edges in the middle of the shell. Next Jones Tones Foil glue was applied and let dry until it was clear, but tacky. Jones Tones Foil Pearl Swirl was then applied. To give it the shell shine I used Glossy Accents. I applied Twinks Golden Sand and more Shimmerz Glue to do the waves around the edges. It was cut out and then mounted about half way down and in the middle of the scallops on the Rose Quartz background. I also applied Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Pearls.
For the cardfront that folds up beneath the flap, a 4.25X4.25 piece of Stardream Chiara Rose Quartz paper was mounted. Then the Shell Wave Border by Impression-Obsession was stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy on another piece of the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper 4.25X5.5. I stamped in the middle first and then in the middle of each side and the middle image. The shells were painted with Twinks Fuzzy Peach, Golden Sand, Icicles, Solar Gold randomly. It was trimmed to 4X4". The extra was saved for inside the card and the envelope. The ribbon is by May Arts.
Inside the card the words were stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy and are from Angel Fish set by Impression-Obsession. The I trimmed above and below the words with pieces from the cardfront I did with Shell Wave Border.
This was fun. It shows how I usually build a card. I start with the main image and go from there. More detail how to do the Flap card itself in the post directly after this one. Thanks for stopping by "the blog" to look.





Orion Designs said...

I love the soft colors on this card. I've never tried any of the flap techniques, but you make it look easy!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

So, so pretty in pink.

Etha said...

Oh wow, this card is a piece of art!! I had to read through your instructions like 3 times to "get it" hehe. Its early.... wonderful stuff!

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