Christmas is getting ever closer. I hope all of you are closer to being finished with your preparations than I am. I still have a looong way to go. ;~( But this week on the Card A Day Blog we are preparing you for all those 'thank yous' you'll be needing once the holidays are over. For my special thank you card I decided to go back to a novelty fold, but with a little surprise.
I definitely wanted to carry over the Christmas feeling with my card. I started with a piece of two-sided designer card stock 8 1/2" square. It was scored at 2 1/8" from each side, then rotated and scored at 4 1/4". With the 4 1/4" score mark at the horizontal, I cut out the two upper 2 1/8" corners, leaving something that looks like a chunky upside-down T. The top 4 1/4" square is folded down, and the two sides are folded in to create a gate-fold style card. From there it's just a matter of the design elements.
I wanted to keep it fairly basic since it was already a specialty card with the folds. Here's the first photo.
I used a packaged tag, stamped the 'thank you' with Versamark and used black embossing powder. I added a few die-cut pine branches and used foam tape to affix the tag to just the left side of the card front.
On the front surface of the folded down square, I used my own printed sentiment, cut it out with another die, inked it a bit and added two more pine branch die cuts.
When the inside piece is lifted, you'll see another packaged tag with a stamped Santa and the rest of the sentiment I printed and die cut. The tag and the die cut have been inked.
The surprise I promised is that the Santa tag is a pop-up. You'll have a better look in the next two photos. I added another tag to be used for the signature and personal message.
Here is one last pic for you of the full front of the card:
As you can see, I really did keep the card clean and simple, letting my chosen card stock do most of the work for me.
So glad you came to visit today!! Hope you'll have a sec to leave some love, too!
Here are the supplies used in this card:
Paper: K&Company 'Yultide" designer paper, Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Tags from Hot Off the Press Luscious Christmas Labels pack
Ink: VersaMark, Tim Holtz by Ranger Antique Linen
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Communique Curves Sentiments set, Inkadinkado Christmas Characters set
Dies: Spellbinders Petite Scallop Circles and Lacy Ovals, Cheery Lynn Designs Pine Branch
Extras: Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, Inkssentials Opaque White Pen, Copic Markers
This is my final post for the Card A Day Blog for this year. We'll be starting up again right after the holidays are over with lots more inspiration for your year-round cardmaking. Be sure to stop by in the meanwhile; I'll be popping in on occasion as time allows.
Always keep your creative genius happy and well fed!