Friday, March 21, 2014

Floral Flip - March's Creative Cafe kit of the month

Hi all!!  Laura here with a flip card, flip cards are fun....and just seemed like a perfect fit with this month's kit, Friends Make The Best Accessories from The Rubber Cafe'!

Here's a look at the front of my card

 Back or flipped side:

Being a visual person myself, I thought a picture of the measurements of the card would be easiest....this is my template to remind myself of the measurements so I don't have to figure them out every time:

You start with a base that is cut at 6 3/4" x 5 1/2", I used the aqua cardstock for my base.  You score the card first, as seen in the picture at 2 3/4" and 4" and again at 1 1/4" along the top and bottom on the longest side of the card (the 6 3/4" side).  

Then it's almost like connect the start at the end of your 1 1/4" score line and make a horizontal cut 1 1/2" along the length of the card top and bottom, and on both sides.  Once you have those cuts, you finish your frame by making the longer vertical cut down both sides, which should be 3".
This leaves you with a free swinging rectangle in the middle of the card after you fold one side up and one side down along your original score lines, as you see here.

To create the frame, I cut a 3" x 4 1/4" mask to block out the center rectangle, then using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink I stamped the border with the floral stamp in the Friends Are The Best Accessory set.

To decorate the card panels, I cut two pieces measuring 2 3/4" x 4" from the script patterned paper, inking the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, finally adhering one to each side of the center rectangle piece.

Next I cut a 1 1/8" piece of floral patterned paper, inked the edges, and adhered it 1/4" from the bottom of the script paper on both sides.  Using Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two, I cut a kraft cardstock tag and cream cardstock center.  The "Call Me Maybe" sentiment is stamped on the right edge of the cream cardstock tag.  To make the sure the folds line up correctly, I folded these two pieces separately (the kraft piece is scored at about 1 1/2") and then adhered them together using Scrap Happy Glue to make the tag.

The tag is adhered by lining it up with the floral strip on the's the front view,

And the back!

To finish the front panel:
Stamp the flowers in Rich Cocoa Ink on cream cardstock TWICE.  Fussy cut entire bouquet first, and the largest flower only from the second image.  Stamp the scroll frame in Rich Cocoa on aqua cardstock and fussy cut out.  Cut a small banner from scraps of floral patterned paper (about 1 1/2" x 1/4") and mat on a piece of dark brown cardstock.  Layer on the banner, then frame, then flowers using foam tape under the single large flower only.  Add enamel dots to flower centers and tag.

Here's a close up of the front panel

For the back panel:
Stamp the telephone image in Memento Rich Cocoa on cream cardstock.  Punch out with 1 1/2" circle punch, inking the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Layer using the Spellbinders Lacey Circle die-cut from aqua cardstock.  Create another identical banner using the floral paper and dark brown cardstock.  Foam tape telephone piece to the card, add banner under the edge using Scrap Happy Glue.  Finish tag with enamel dots.

Close Up of Back Panel:

To finish the front of the card, I tied two pieces of brown seam binding ribbon to the frame, and added large enamel dots with Scrap Happy Glue.

Thanks for stoppin' by the Cafe' today!  I hope you've been inspired to try making a flip's such a fun, interactive way to use your stamps!
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' Kit-Friends Make The Best Accessories
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' Kit-Friends Make The Best Accessories
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; dimensional foam tape
Embellishments: Queen & Co enamel dots, seam binding ribbon,--from the kit
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders-Fancy Framed Tags Two; Lacey Circles; 1 1/2" circle punch

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