Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hinge card

This is a really fun card that was in the last Stampin' Success magazine (demonstrators get it from Stampin' Up). I wanted to make a card with my new Oval All set and scallop oval punch from the upcoming Occasions Mini, and I decided on this after watching this video from Dawn Griffith.
The base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Whisper White. For the bottom piece, I started with 3 1/2" X 4 1/4" Certainly Celery. I ran the Whimsy jumbo wheel over it with Certainly Celery ink and then used the eyelet border punch along the top.
This piece is adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White base, but don't run the adhesive all the way to the top. You need to leave room for the top piece to slide underneath it.

The top piece is 2 3/4" X 4 1/4" Soft Sky. I lined it up with the top of the Whisper White base and slid the bottom of it under the scalloped edge of the Certainly Celery piece. I punched a hole through all 3 layers and put in a Whisper White 5/16" brad. That's what makes the hinge.

Here it is opened so you can see the inside. You put your message on the white base at the top. The focal image is the butterfly from Garden Whimsy. I inked the entire stamp with Soft Sky then sponged Pacific Point onto the edges with a sponge dauber. I sponged Certainly Celery around the edges of the cardstock then matted it with Pacific Point and added some Dazzling Diamonds. The sentiment is stamped with Pacific Point on Soft Sky then punched with the large oval punch. The mat is the same stamp embossed in white and then punched with the new scallop oval punch.
Happy stamping!


Jennifer Orbaker said...

Great directions! TFS!

Kathy W said...

super fun card, will have to put this on my forever to do list of things I need to try. I like how you matched the butterflies in both sets.

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love your hinge card!! So cute :-)

Beth Fox said...

Thank you for the visual directions! I needed them! Love the final product!

Britta said...

super cute-I am going to use that idea at my upcoming clubs!

Kim said...

This is a very cute card, I have made several of cards with this design. They are fun and quick.