Monday, September 08, 2008

NEW STYLE CARD

Here is another of the cards that I made when I got together with some stamping friends a couple of weekends ago. It may not be a new style card to some of you, but I have never seen one like it before. I think it is a really neat design and plan to use it in some of my own designs at some point in the future.

It is the normal A2 size card, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 but the way it opens makes it very different. I need to sit down with a ruler and record the measurements needed for the cut card stock and patterned paper.

From looking at the closed card it is not immediately evident how the card opens and where the message would be written. There is actually a type of double door opening. The two butterflies on the left were stamped on white cardstock and cut out. They are attached with dimensionals and actually act as a closure for one of the door flaps which is the panel with the brown butterfly on it. This panel itself holds closed the second door flap which is the one with the green patterned paper on it. I don't know if my description makes any sence so the next photo is of the card opened.

The location for writing your message is the bottom half of the top closure. The one with the brown butterfly on it. I have never done a step by step tutorial before. This may be the card that actually gets me to take the time and photos of the process and do one.

I'm not making any promises, but if any card would get me to do so this will be the one. I really do like it and it is a fun card to make. One thing for sure is it won't happen this week though so don't hold your breath.

7 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I love this!!! I'd love to see a tutorial as I'd love to make one of these!!! And using one of my very favorite sets!!!! Suzanne........this is just AMAZING!!!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is awesome!!! I would love to see a tutorial! :)

LadyDoc said...

GREAT card- please tutorial away!

JAR said...

Gorgeous!!! I gave you an award on my blog today!

Susan said...

This is great, Suzanne!! If you do write a tutorial, I will be right on over!!

Diane said...

Love the new style. Very clever and unique. And of course, love those bella rose papers. Papers and fabric...addicting aren't they? Blessings on your day!

Sarah said...

Wonderful card!!! I love the set you used and the colors are just great!!