I love working with a limited colour palette... two or three colours at most. The effect is pleasing to the eye and a lot more cohesive than using a full palette. For this card I worked with greys, blues and a very subtle green. Some clear Wink of Stella gave the compass points a beautiful shimmer.
Walk By Faith is a digital set designed especially for cards and projects of support and encouragement. Perfect for those who are going through a tough time, starting a new venture or just need a few words of kindness.
I love the shape of this cute little caravan, it's my favourite image from the new "Happy Wanderers" set. To make it a little more special, I decided to stamp the image onto a piece of patterned paper and then cut around the main body for a cute, floral pattern. The door and windows, tyres and flags, were all coloured with copic markers.
In Australia, many retirees choose to spend a lot of their time on the open road, travelling to far flung corners of our beautiful country to experience new adventures and meet interesting people. This new clear stamp set is dedicated to all the Happy Wanderers out there, may the road be long and the petrol tank full!
Today's tutorial was requested by a lovely card maker named Sandie. She wanted to learn how to put together a Double M Card, which is similar to a Pop-Up Book Card. Double M cards are wonderful, large display cards that would be perfect for parties where large groups of people want to leave a personalised message. They're also great for displaying lots of fun images and embellishments with the added bonus of folding flat for postage.
1. You'll need one piece of card stock measuring 8" x 6", two pieces of card stock both measuring 41/2" x 6", as well as some patterned paper, embellishments and stamped images for decorating.
2. Place the 8" x 6" piece of card stock horizontally on your desk. Measure and mark a horizontal cut line 11/2" from the top edge of the card stock, starting 2" from the left hand side and finishing 2" from the right hand side. Repeat for the bottom edge. Use a craft knife or trimmer to cut along both lines. (Refer to the template)
3. Now place the card stock horizontally onto your score board. Score at 4", which is half way along the card. This will form the centre fold.
4. The next four score lines will begin under the top cut and end above the bottom cut. Refer to the template for the correct placement. Score at 2", 21/2", 51/2" and 6", remembering to keep these four score lines between the two cut lines.
5. Fold the card in half along the centre score line. Now make a valley fold and a mountain fold on each side of the centre line along the shorter score lines. This will create a centre section that is raised up from the card as in the photos below. Set aside.
6. Working with the two 6" x 41/2" pieces of card stock, score 1/2" along one long edge of each and fold along the score line.
7. These two pieces are attached to either side of the 8" x 6" piece of card stock. Apply adhesive to the 1/2" strip along each 6" x 41/2" piece and secure to either side of the card blank. You want the join to be on the back of the finished card.
8. Your card should look like the one below. Note how the profile looks like two letter M's, one on top of the other, which is where the name of this card originates.
9. Fold the card and press firmly on all the creases.
10. Time to decorate! Lay the card completely flat on the desk in front of you. The first panel will be the front of the card, the next two panels will be the centre of the card, and the last panel will be the back. Decorate as desired.
Photographs and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
The new "Prehistoric Party" is lots of fun to play with. The large cartoon-style images are easy to colour and a breeze to fussy cut making them perfect for 3D style cards... which is what I'm sharing today.
All my kids were fascinated with dinosaurs when they were little. I used to think it was just a quirk of our family, but then we took our oldest to preschool and discovered that almost every other child of the same age was just as fascinated. The teachers must have been well aware of this interest because it was one of the first learning areas they covered. Now my little nephew, the youngest in our extended family, loves to tell me all about T-Rex and Parasaurolophus and gives me wonderful demonstrations of the way their stomp around roaring loudly!
So today's set is dedicated to all the brilliant, and very entertaining, young palaeontologists out there... may they stomp and roar forever.
My designers have created some fabulous cards and projects for the little dino-hunters in their lives. Don't forget to visit their personal blogs for more information about their work and to see other great creations.