This December kit of the month for the Creative Cafe' - has definitely been fun - and I know you're going to love all the projects and cards the team have been preparing to share with you!
Today - I'm going to share a couple of quick fun tutorials. My card is using the 'Wiper' Card technique which pops up an image or message but lays flat for easy mailing. On the front, I've made a 'faux' Pinwheel that I thought perfect for the front of my card so just had to share that with you as well. So grab your beverage of choice and we'll get started!
Here's a look at my card - as it stands when opened.
And when pushed flat... you can see it will fit nicely in an envelope.
To start with I cut 2 pieces for my card base - I cut mine so my front piece would be square but you could cut it at 4 1/4" wide x 8 1/2 " to make it more of an A2 size.
- Base Card piece from Kraft - (2) - 4 1/4" x 7 1/2"- (scored at each end 1 1/2" and again at 3")
- Base card pop-up piece - 1 1/2" x 3"- (Angle score line in the lower 1 1/2" half)
- Pinwheel Base square- (2)- 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
- Patterned papers for pinwheel - 2 patterns (4 ea) - 1 1/4" squares
- Patterned paper layers-
(1) -3"x 3" to back Pinwheel (blue)
(1) - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" (blue floral)
(1) - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (pink floral)
(1) - 4" x 4" (blue clouds)
(1) - 1 3/8 x 4 1/8 - (blue clouds)
(1)- 1 3/8 x 4 1/8 - (blue solid stamped with cloud)
Next prepare and score the base card pieces to get ready for assembly:
Each card base piece is scored 1 1/2" and than at 3" -repeat this for the other piece.
Fold each end back and forth so each looks like the picture below:
To prepare the 'wiper' pop-up portion - take the cut piece measureing 1 1/2 x 3" -and embellish the top half only - than to score in the lower half push the corner in the 1" mark and angle the other corner at the side 1 "mark. Once positioned score your angle.
Now you're ready to adhere it to your card- be sure to only put score tape or adhesive in the lower triangle portion below the score line. You want to have the rest of the piece loose so it can fold and hide away when your card is closed.
Here it is from the back -with the wiper piece in place
and here it is from the front -
Push it together to close.... and the Owl pops down into the card
Pull the card apart and the Owl springs back up into view!
To make your pinwheel -
First gather your cut pieces, pick up the two Kraft 2 3/4" square pieces - and stack on top of each other, with the top square turned a 1/4 turn. As shown below. You'll also see my 8 square 1 1/4" square pieces have a piece of adhesive only on one corner. I used my redline tape so you could see but this could be Score tape, or any tape runner or adhesive.
Start with one pattern and place corner with adhesive -just inside the first point, repeat to the next point this time using the other pattern. Repeat all the way around switching back and forth between patterns. Always laying the square you're working with on top. Once you get to the 8th square tuck in the right hand side of the square leaving the left side to layer over the square in place to it's left.
Here it is finished and ready to layer and place on the front of my card.
Finishing touches for this card include ribbon from the kit - and some decorative border punches! I stamped the blue paper with the cloud stamp and Versa-mark ink, and to give them more attention outlined them with my white Signo-gel pen.
Some clear 'Wink' gel was applied to the candle on my tag below- and to my Owl feathers
Here's one more look at the finished card !
Thanks for stopping by - hope you've enjoyed this and will give one of these techniques a try. Be sure to come back - we have a lot more fun to share using this new wonderful Creative Cafe kit - 'Wish Big" !
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit for Dec- Wish Big
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit for Dec- Wish Big
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black; Wink of Stella brush-Clear glitter; White Signo-gel pen
Embellishments: All ribbon and embellishments from the kit
Tools/Dies: Ek Success border punches; birthday candles, and open lace scallop