Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Today its my turn for the Creative Expressions design team blog and this month we were asked to use some of the beautiful new framed sentiment stamps that Julia showcased on C&C at the end of last month. Now you know me I am a sucker for a sentiment yet it is hard to find a way to showcase these on some of my cards. Therefore I came up with this folding card (yes it is becoming a bit of a habit at the moment making folding and kinetic cards again!) which allowed me to use the beautiful frame and four, yes four, different sentiments!
I then added these to a piece of black card that I measured and folded in 4 pieces that were slightly larger than the frames. I cut the stamped images out using spellbinders matting basics set b using the largest and smallest of the dies in the set. I then cuts matching centre hole, using the same die, in the centre of the black folds (I hope this makes sense!) The measurements of the folds are at 11cm intervals as the stamp is 10.5cm when cut.
To make the folded piece through the middle I cut a long strip of card and folded this at 11cm intervals. I folded the first and last piece in half and stamped the range of sentiments, from the friends sentiments set from Creative Expressions, on each panel. Finally I adhered the first piece and the last piece to the back of the card / frames after folding the piece through.
As you can hopefully see from the pictures how you display or fold this card different sentiments are shown, perhaps allowing for poems or messages!
Filigree Frame stamp (CE Singles range)
Kraft Foundation card
Friends sentiments stamp set (CE)
Detail Black embossing powder.
I have made a box for this one which I believe is visible on the Creative Expressions blog so click HERE to be transferred! As usual I would love it if you could leave a comment on their blog as well! There's also loads of news and a great Friday Freebie competition available on the Creative Expressions Facebook page click HERE to have a look and come Friday win some free stuff!
P.S. I will show you all the box and Hopefully instructions on Saturday as I have held back a few boxes to showcase!