Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bendy Fold - Welcome to the Neighborhood

I had an idea the other day for using my Neighborhood jumbo wheel and spent a few hours this morning trying it out.  I bought it a few weeks back but hadn't had a chance to use it yet.  Thought it would be perfect used on a bendy fold card ... I know, I just can't get enough of these cards ... they are so adorable!  Click here for instructions on how to construct this card.

This card can be used for so many occasions ... birthday (of course), welcome to the neighborhood, congrats on a new home ... etc.  Hope you like.

"Bendy Fold "Welcome to the Neighborhood"
Stamps:  Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel, Valentine Defined, Pendant Park, Pocket Silhouettes (sentiment) (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Grass
Ink:  Early Espresso ink pad; Stampin' Write Markers:  Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, River Rock, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Making Memories Slot punch (optional) or Exacto knife, clear embossing powder, heat tool, sticky strips and adhesives

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I started by inking the Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel with Early Espresso and running it across the top of the large piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then embossed the image in clear.  I colored in the houses and sky using my Stampin' Write markers.  I attached the 5 1/4" x 2" piece of grass paper to fill in the white space just below the row of houses.  You make need to trim your grass paper to fit (depends on how high on the page you stamped your houses).  Mount the colored image panel onto the large panel of Old Olive.
I attached the 5" x 2 1/2" piece of grass paper to the left-hand side piece of Old Olive (not covering the 1/2" margin that is used to attach it to the main panel of the card (see construction instructions above).  I attached the 5" x 1 3/4" piece of grass paper to the right-hand piece of Old Olive (again, not covering the 1/2" margin that is used to attach it to the main panel of the card).
I used sticky strips to attach both side pieces to the main panel of the card.
Using scraps of Whisper White, I stamped the tree three times and cut out.  I stamped the bench onto Whisper White and cut out.  Using sticky strips (you need to use a strong adhesive because of the bend in the card), I attached the trees, bench and the sentiment which was stamped in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White and mounted on a piece of Real Red cardstock.

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