Hello Card Makers,
Today's post features a card that I taught in my class earlier this week. There's a nice surprise for the recipient when the card is opened as the leaves pop up and kind of float across the card. I made several using different sentiments along the fall/autumn theme. It is one of those cards that look likes it took a long time, but is really easy to make.
Wishing you a great week of card making.
1. Score and fold the leaves in half lengthways. With the three leaves, glue together only by the very tips making a string of leaves. Set aside to dry.
2. Adhere the two triangles to the base card, thus making a background.
3. Stamp the sentiment on the inside of the card in the upper right portion of the card. Set aside to dry.
4. Stamp the “Autumn” word onto the small cream rectangle. Layer onto the lighter green, then onto the dark green.
5. Wrap the layered panels with the green twine two times and tie in a knot at the top. Adhere to the card front.
5. Glue 3 small punched leaves along the diagonal line made by the two decorative pieces of card stock.
6. Adhere the string of leaves to the inside with a really strong medium, making sure that the leaves will easily fold together. Spacing will be determined by how much give there is in your leaf string. The left leaf tip will probably be about 1 ¾” from the crease; the same for the right leave tip. Glue the right tip first and close the leaf string; add glue to the left leaf tip and close card. Hold closed until leaves are secure.
8 ½” x 5 ½” cream card stock, folded
5 1/4" x 4" - Cut two using coordinating scrapbook paper. Cut each one in half diagonally. You will have enough for two cards.
13 inches of green twine
3 medium die cut leaves
3 small punched leaves