Thursday, April 24, 2008

Jump started...SCS to the Rescue!

Every week, besides all the fabulous, FREE glimpses of gazillions of cards designed by crafters around the world, splitcoaststampers.com provides its Weekly Inkling. An e-newsletter, it includes a tutorial. This week's was for a curved trifold pocket card. While perusing my email after work today, Connie, my dear friend and faithful reader of this blog (hi, Connie!), casually asked me if I had another card idea coming. This was the gentle nudge I needed, and I decided to try the tutorial included in the Inkling.

If you've never tried one of these tutorials, you'll be spoiled once you do! Beate's instructions not only include specific dimensions for all the pieces, but step-by-step pictures that help guide you through the construction and allow you to check yourself as you go to make sure you're doing it right!
Here's what the inner card looks like outside of its pocket. I used the Doodle This stamp set and stamped the swirls in Whisper White craft ink on Kraft card stock to create my own patterned paper. You could skip this step if you have a piece of background paper you like. I stamped the smaller of the flowers in the set on the Ruby Red belly band with WWC as well.

I copied Beate's design and mounted the RR on Chocolate Chip. I also noticed that Beate had paper pierced hers, so I pierced the centers of each of the flowers on the belly band. I wanted a nice finishing touch for the top of the card, so I stamped the large, pointed flower twice in RR, cut them out, and secured them together with an antique finished brad and a little mono adhesive. I learned from reading someone else's blog that you can gently curl the petals by gently rolling them over a pencil, so that's what I did with this, to give it some dimension. I'm curious to see what would happen to this when it goes through the mail, though.

If you choose to make one of these too, send me a link in the comments! I'd love to see what you come up with. There's a gallery at SCS as well, but I'd advise you not to go there until you've come up with your own version of this cute card. Thanks SCS, Beate, and Connie--I had a fun time stamping, thanks to your encouragement.

4 comments:

Amy said...

Love this one, Jenn! The pop of color against the kraft is so striking!

sandra said...

very nice one

Lydia said...

Oh - this is great! I love the color combo and you're pulling me back towards that stamp set. :)

Hows Sbux?

Nicole said...

I love your color combo! :D