Welcome to my entry for the current Creative Creases challenge from Debbie Mageed at the Secret Stamper!
A friend/colleague’s son graduated 10 days ago. My friend’s son played soccer, our school colors are black and gold, and the mascot is a hornet. Can you guess what retired set I used to make this very special twist and pop card?
Take a look:
The Front of the Card
When this whole bee suite came out for Sale-a-Bration two years ago, I knew that I would be keeping it for quite a while! I had ordered two packs of the DSP (Designer Series Paper) and have been surely but steadily working my way through it for cards related to school ocassions.
What I Did:
- First and foremost, while this card still carefully fit in a medium white envelope, it would require extra postage. The final result turned out much thicker than I’d thought it would.
- I used Basic Black for the base of the card. It measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create the tent card.
- There’s a very thin border of gold foil used for a mat. I actually trimmed a piece of foil to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- I used another piece of
- Happily, I found a hexagon punch so I could punch out a bunch of white and black shapes for the front. For me, dry-fitting was essential for the front of this card’s soccer ball look. I think I achieved the look of a soccer ball.
- In order to keep the soccer/hexagon theme consistent throughout the card, I used a number of DSP hexagon patterns. Before cropping or trimming anything else, I played around with the layers for the required elements.
- When I create special-order cards, I send the orderer (is that even a word?) a number of sentiments to have them pick what they want. The front sentiment, from Beautiful World, and the two sentiments on the inside were hand-picked for this card.
- I used the coordinating set of bee dies to crop the honeycombs out of gold foil. Thankfully, the bees on one DSP pattern perfectly matches the bee dies in the set.
- The stitched nested labels seemed to fit the sentiment and the front of the card perfectly.
Time for the Inside:
- Once again, I turned to another retired product, the large numbers dies, for the inside of the card.
- I could try to explain how to create the book (part with the 2021) and the mechanism that is responsible for the magic. However, Mary Deatherage from Stamps-n-Lingers has a wonderful step-by-step video to follow. No matter how many times I create this fun fold card, I always start with rewatching Mary’s video. You can find that video here. A couple of things to note if you are trimming paper as you follow the video: the mechanism measures 2-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches. Mary will go back and correct herself. The second thing to note: when Mary answers a question directed to Sue, that’s me! Really, this video is fabulous, as are all her videos.
That’s it. Ta-dah! Follow the video and you will happily create your own twist and pop cards!
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