Just finished with my card class for today. I've already shared two of the cards we made. Today I am sharing the third card. The Bridge Card fold was one I just learned this past fall. I thought it would make a wonderful fold to showcase my nativity die. Also, I love the way that the decorative paper on the panels is glued in order keeping the pattern on the paper flowing in its design. Making some more of these cards for my Christmas mailings is next on my agenda.
BRIDGE CARD DIRECTIONS
Card Base:1. With the 8” x 4 ½” piece, score at 1¼”, 2½”, 5½” & 6¾”. Fold using your bone folder to burnish the score lines.
2. Cut a 4” x 7¼” piece of DP. As up cut the piece, keep the strips in order) at 1⅛”, 1⅛”, 2¾”, 1⅛” & 1⅛”. I numbered them on the back starting with the left piece as number one.
Adhere the DP pieces onto each of the 5 panels of your card from left to right.
Back Side of Card:3. With the cream CS panel (2 ½” x 3 1/2”), use a corner rounder on all corners. Using
the Distress Ink pad and a sponge distress the edges of the cream CS panel. Adhere to the backside
of the center section of the card. This is for signing and dating or another sentiment.
Sentiments:4. With black ink, stamp the two sentiments onto cream CS. Closely trim the extra CS
from the sentiments. Make sure that it will fit on the Bridge piece.
5. On the larger sentiment piece, us a corner rounder. On the small piece, round the
corners with scissors.
6. Distress the edges of both pieces using the Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad and sponge.
Lightly distress the rest of the paper to match the DP background.
7. Adhere the small sentiment to the top of the center panel of the card.
Bridge:8. For the Bridge, layer the DP strip (1½” x 5½”) onto the green CS strip (1⅜” x 5⅜”).
9. Place a strong adhesive on the back of this front panel, no more than 1” from each
end. Adhere it to the base card, lining up the bottom corners.
10. Adhere the larger sentiment to the front of the Bridge piece.
Die Cut Nativity:11. With the nativity die cut, add glue to just along the front bottom of it. Slide it between the bridge and the two side panels.
That's it for today. The card is fairly quick and simple, but looks lovely.