The new challenge from Lawn Fawnatics is all about creative folds in a card. This could be everything; a box, pop-up, a different kind of shape and so on.
Directly after reading the new challenge the idea of a fold up card came into my head. When you unfold it, a gigantic scene was shown. And again with my favorite stamp sets; the water themed ones. Let’s get started!
At first, I had to figure out how to make a foldable card. This is what I did;
- Cut out a rectangle that is 13.5 cm x 27 cm.
- Use a bone folder to fold it in the center.
- Cut out a rectangle that is 13.5 cm x 28 cm.
- Use a bone folder to fold it at 13.5 cm and at 27 cm.
- Glue the 1 cm x 13.5 cm flap with a strong adhesive to the other paper.
Be aware of the fact that the thickness of your paper plays a role in how it all aligns in the end. I needed to adjust the flap you glue to the other card by fold it a little bit smaller.
I glued ocean like panels to the card. It’s a watercolor paper from ‘Action’. For the sand I blended (cheap) ink and flicked some watercolor paint on it and then cut everything out with hill die cuts.
I made sure every sand hill aligned to the next one. Be thoughtful with glueing on the sand pieces, because the card still needs to be foldable. Sometimes I cut of a sliver of paper to make sure it wasn’t on the fold.
I figured out a color scheme and stamped all my images, colored them in and cut them out using mySilhouette Curio. Because I wasn’t sure what I needed and I wanted to have a lot of choice while making the card, I had four sheets of stamped images… haha!
After several evenings of stamping, coloring and cutting it was time to make the scene and glue it on. I’m so happy how it turned out!
It really is one of my favorite cards I ever made! What do you think of it? What is your favorite part?