Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Bendy Fold - Season of Friendship

Today I'm getting ready for a workshop with two friends , Frances & Debbie, being held this coming Sunday.  We'll be covering off the same techniques and projects that I did with my friend Kelly on Feb. 1st (see below).  The only change will be the bendy fold Valentine's card.  On Sunday, I will be showing my friends how to construct this cute card, but we will be making an "owl" card which can be used for a number of occasions.

I just love the look of this card - it's so fun!  Again, this tutorial was sent to me by Emma Fewkes.  Click here for Emma's instructions on how to construct this card.  Hope you like.

"Bendy Fold "Season of Friendship"

Stamps:  Season of Friendship (Stampin' Up!), sentiment stamp 
Paper:  Soft Suede, Whisper White, Autumn Traditions Designer Series paper, scraps of cardstock: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories & Tools:  2-Step Owl punch, Maple Leaf punch, Making Memories slot punch (optional) or Exacto knife, sticky strip adhesive, glue or glue dots

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I started by stamping the tree from Season of Friendship (SU!) stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede ink (the first stamping was in the middle and the trees on either side are a second stamping which is lighter).  
I stamped the sentim
ent in Early Espresso in the top left-hand corner (it's important to stamp the sentiment BEFORE attaching the leaves). 
I then mounted the stamped image on Soft Suede cardstock.   I used the Autumn Traditions designer paper and mounted pieces on both the left and right-hand side pieces that are backed with Soft Suede cardstock (this makes the sides of the card very sturdy and helps to keep the notched construction in place).  Do not cover the 1/2" scored edge which wraps around the back of the card (see card instructions link above).

I placed a small strip of the pinecones paper at the bottom of the two front panels.  I then cut out several leaves from the same designer paper and glued them to the card ... some still on the trees, some on the ground and some part way in-between.  With the two-step owl punch, I used Early Espresso for the main body of the owl and another Autumn Traditions paper for the vests (I cut one with my scallop circle punch before cutting the vest ... you'll notice the owl at the top has a "fancier" vest ... of course, this is the girl owl :)
I attached the owls with sticky strips, one on the ground and one sitting on a branch.

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