Monday, April 27, 2009

Striped Flap Card

This card is for the 2 Red Bananas challenge for this week – “Wearing Stripes.” You can find the challenge here. For some reason, I was in the mood to do a Flap Card:) The finished card measures about five inches by four inches. There is a tutorial for Flap Cards on SplitCoastStampers, but here is how I did mine.

The first thing I did (after cutting the cardstock to 4 ¼ inches by 11 inches) was to cut one end with the largest scalloped Long Oval Nestability. Then I scored (using my Scor-Pal) at four inches from the straight end and two inches from the scalloped edge. The background paper is from a Die Cuts With a View black and white matstack. I cut a piece to 4 1/8 inches wide, and used a plain Long Oval Nestability to cut one end, then cut it to fit on the top flap, then cut a piece to fit on the bottom. I added a piece of ribbon to the bottom section, too. I finally bought a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, so of course I had to use it. The black and white circles are cut with Nestabilities, the flower is a punch, the flower center is a stamp from Hampton Arts which I stamped on scrap paper and cut out. I used Basic Gray magnets to hold the card shut (they are between the cardstock and the striped paper). I also added a couple pearls to each butterfly.

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Danni said...

Very pretty! Course you know I love the butterflies!

KanataNewf said...

Very nice!

Cheryl said...

Very sharp looking! Butterflies are wonderful.

Julie said...

This is such a fun card - I have never made a card like that! Something new I should try!