I have been playing around with my markers over the last few days and was wondering about different colour combinations and how easy it would be to work one colour into another. I had a few interesting results, which were promptly filed in the bin, before figuring out a technique that worked pretty well. I managed to get the red and purple to fade into each other without leaving a very obvious line or muddy colour between the two. Now to try some other combinations...
I love cards that give you lots of bang for your buck, and these quatro, or quarter fold, cards are definitely in that category. They're relatively simple to make and can be easily adjusted to make them larger, smaller, wider or taller... plus there's plenty of room for lots of people to add a personal note to the recipient!
1. Start with a piece of card stock measuring 11" long x 8" wide and place it horizontally on your work bench. You are going to cut out a rectangle from each corner of the card stock measuring 23/4" long x 2" wide. See the photos below.
2. Score along the inner edge of each flap then fold along each score line, pressing firmly with a bone folder. Fold all the flaps to the centre, tucking the fourth flap under the first to secure the pieces in place, similar to the way you would close a packing box.
Believe it or not, you've just finished the base of the card! Easy huh?
OPTIONAL: I used a corner punch on each of the outer corners
3. To decorate, cut pieces of patterned paper for the back and front side of each of the four flaps as well as one for the centre panel. Adhere them with double sided tape or glue.
4. Add images and embellishments to complete your project!
Happy Crafting! Cheers, Beccy
Stamps: Country Florals by Beccy's Place
Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir
Petra created this fabulous little box to hold delicious banana flavoured candies... the favourite of monkeys everywhere! These would be so cute as little favours for a child's birthday party or as a little gift to hand out to school friends.
These little guys are cute, crazy, energetic and fun, and are sure to be a hit with the "little monkeys" in your life! The Monkey Madness set contains 3 black and white line drawings, 3 full colour images for quick card making and 6 mix and match sentiments.
Beccy's Place has been very hectic over the past few months with lots of behind-the-scenes activity, upgrades and improvements going on. We're now in the final stages of planning and would like to share some of the upcoming changes with you.
We're thrilled to announce that Beccy's Place will be releasing a line of clear, photopolymer stamps in the next couple of months. These high quality stamps are being manufactured in the U.S.A. from the highest printer industry quality photopolymer for awesome ink transfer. You can expect to see them in store from the beginning of October.
The software that powers Beccy's Place is due for a major upgrade, which is due for completion at the end of this month. You can expect the addition of gift cards, product reviews and a faster, less glitchy software response time. Fingers crossed!
From the end of this month, new products will be released on a quarterly basis along with plenty of ideas and inspiration... and maybe even the occasional video or two.
I couldn't resist colouring this stunning mermaid image... she is so beautiful to colour and surprisingly easy to fussy cut. I added lots of sparkle and shimmer with a liberal application of Kindy Glitz on her tail and on the little floating star fish that are scattered around the card.
This gorgeous image is part of the latest set available for purchase in my STORE, and I'm very proud to announce that she was designed and drawn by my oldest child, Madison.
I am enormously proud to introduce the very first set of digital stamps designed by my oldest child, Madison! This gorgeous set features a beautiful adventurer mermaid, setting out on a journey deep beneath the ocean, as well as five inspirational quotes that you can mix and match.