Welcome to my one card for two challenges! The Paper Craft Crew #427 calls for a clean and simple card with a minimum of layers. The Paper Players #542 provided the sketch for my two-fer card.
Here’s my card:
Here are the challenge banners:
Let me say here that creating this card took as about as much time as it did to figure out how to get the banners and links to show up. When did that get so difficult?
#simplestamping kind of doesn’t fit this card because there isn’t any stamping involved. Literally. I used some Snail Mail DSP, the Snail Dies, 6 mini-dimensionals, white cardstock, the Bark 3D embossing folder, 3 glue dots, and some multipurpose glue.
Confession time: I really had a hard time looking at the plain envelope on the front of the card. Therefore, I went back and add a little, tiny red resin heart to the seam of the flaps. I just had to do it. It’s not noticeable, really. However, in keeping with the clean and simple theme, I didn’t take another picture.
What I Did:
- The base of the card is white cardstock. I trimmed it to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
- The embossed layer originally measured 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches. After I ran it through the bark embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- The bottom piece of Bermuda Bay DSP measures 1-1/2 inches by 4-1/8 inches. While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then I adhered the DSP to the flap and fussy cut it down.
- The hearts DSP also comes from Snail Mail, as does the adorable snail and the cute little bubble greeting. I used three of the dies from the snail dies set to crop out these shapes.
- I used two glue dots to seal down the little envelope flaps and one glue dot to secure the snail inside the envelope.
- There’s multipurpose glue on the bottom part of the envelope to adhere to the Bermuda Bay DSP. There are 3 mini-dimensionals behind the top part so it would lay flat.
- There are three dimensionals behind the cute little bubble sentiment.
- Finally, I used multipurpose adhesive to adhere the card front to the base. I could’ve used dimensionals, but I really needed to give the appearance of one layer for the base.
- That’s it. Truly! Done! I wanted to put a piece of ribbon where the DSP ended under the snail/envelope but I held myself back from doing so.
Do You Love Fun Folds?
I always enjoy finding and learning how to do a new fun fold card! If you do as well, please stop by a new challenge, Creative Creases from Debbie Mageed at The Secret Stamper! I am having a blast with her challenges and have learned some new fun folds! Join the fun at her website! My card for the current challenge is made and will be blogged before the end of the challenge this week. Here’s a sneak peek of my twist and pop graduation card for the current challenge:
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