I used the fabulous Sunflower Washi tape and coordinating die from PinkFresh Studio to make some cards. I just love these tapes and dies. They are so easy to use, create some stunning effects and give you a ton of items as there is so much on each roll so they end up being a great value for the price with how much product you end up with. These are ideal if you wanted to make many of the same cards, perhaps if you were making card sets for gifts for people.
Both cards I made are very similar with slight variations that I will describe. I will walk you through the basic building of the card and then describe to products used which will be linked to the online store at the bottom of the page.
First to build the basic structure of both cards I cut a piece of heavyweight white cardstock to a width of 11″ x 5/12″ inches height, one for each card. I then used my scoreboard to score the pieces by placing the paper on my scoreboard so the long 11″ side was running horizontally across my score board and I scored down the 5.5″. I scored the piece at 4″, then 5 3/4″, 7 1/2″ and finally at 9 1/4″. Once I had it scored I flipped my paper so that the 4″ piece was on my right and used my bone folder to fold my paper mountain, valley, mountain and valley to create the w-fold card as shown in the photo below. I did this for each card.
For each card I then chose a coverplate, PhotoPlay Paper’s Starburst Pierced Coverplate for the first card and an older Taylored Expressions one that is very similar to the ones I linked below for the other. I proceeded to run each coverplate through my diecut machine 3 times to create 3 – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ pierced pieces for each card. I then trimmed each piece down to 5 1/4″. I then took two of the pieces and cut them vertically at 1 5/8″ so I had 4 strips at 51/4″ x 1 5/8″ and one full piece which I trimmed down to 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. I then adhered each piece to the card making an effort to line up the patterns along the seam where I cut to create a more consist pattern across the card.
For the first card I then cut a strip of cardstock measuring 6″x 3″ and scored it in the middle and used my bonefolder to make a crisp fold. Then I cut 3 gold squares each measuring 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ from Tonic Gold Mirrored Cardstock and 3 white squares measuring 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and adhered 2 of them to 2 of the gold cardstock squares. I then attached the 6 x 3 ” strip to the front of the card first centering it so that it appeared balanced with equal borders all around the card when it was closed. Once it was attached, I then adhered the other end of the 6 x 3 piece to the 4th panel from the left as you can see in the photos making sure it was aligned straight with the other end.
On the last white square I ran it through my glimmer machine and used the Happy Birthday Hot Foil Plate that comes with the machine and gold foil to create my sentiment for the inside of the card. Once this was done I attached it to the last gold cardstock square and adhered it to the card lining them up with the other squares so that when the card is closed you can not see it.
To finish off the card, I took the Sunflower Washi tape and adhered it to some white cardstock and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I arranged the pieces into a pattern I liked and adhered them to the front panel as well as adding a couple of pieces to the inside panels leaving room on the middle section to write a message to the recipient. Finally I used the Waffleflower Essential Celebrations stamp and coordinating die to create the message on the front of the card. To do this, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder then used the die and my die cutting machine to cut the sentiment out.
The second card was made the same way as the one above except for the following:
I used a different coverplate as noted above.
I cut out 3 rectangles instead of squares and each rectangle measures 4″ x 2 3/4″. I ran each rectangle through my Glimmer machine using gold foil and a hot foil border plate.
I centered the rectangles over the strip leaving an even overhang on the top and bottom of of the 6″ x 3″ piece.
The Birthday Wishes sentiment is from the same Waffle Flower set mentioned above.