Friday, September 27, 2013

Insider Class ~ Homework Day 2

Hello Friends! I'm here to share another card I created for my Insider class. Well, I thought I had seen it all and then, I clicked 'play' on the video for day 2. I had to lie down after all the awesomeness those ladies shared with us. True story. There are many techniques that I learned in day 2 that I will be using on future cards, but, for today, I am sharing a tri-fold card I created, using a technique that the fabulous Kristina Werner taught us.

The concept here, was to take the outside of the card and carry it over to the inside.

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So my card starts off just like any other A2 sized card. I stamped the hot air balloons and after making a couple of masks with some cloud dies, I dusted Distress Ink over the entire piece, then removed the masks to reveal the clouds. I decided that I would add a little more dimension to the card by mounting a few of the balloons with dimensional adhesive.

Then, when the card is opened, three panels are revealed. This was the best way for me to show you how the card opens. The card forms a "Z" as it's opened. It's REALLY cool in real life! You can see a lot more of the dimensional balloons in this picture. I didn't pop them all up, just a few.

And finally, the entire card is opened and the inside and the outside are one continuous piece. Pretty neat, huh?

This was such a fun card to make. But I must tell you, it took me four attempts to get it the way you see it here. When I am learning a new technique, I try it out on scrap paper first. Then, I'll move to the inexpensive card stock and try the technique on that. Once I feel comfortable with what I'm doing, I'll use my 'good stuff' and create the finished project. You may also notice a few smudges on the front panel. Yeah...those are my grubby finger prints. I stamped the greeting and didn't let it dry before I started fiddling with it to take the picture! That's an easy fix...later. Another fun fact about this card is that I used NO patterned paper! *gasp!* It's true! I used nothing but stamps, card stock and ink. I think I might like to try that more often.

That's it for me today. I'm supposed to go card making with friends for Operation Write Home...not sure I'm going to make it! Anyway...have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for visiting!


stamp set: Up, Up and Away(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Whisper White(Stampin' Up!)
ink: VersaFine Black Onyx(Tsukineko)  Tumbled Glass Distress Ink(Ranger)  Sunflower(Close to my Heart)  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pool Party(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Up, Up and Away, Clouds(Papertrey Ink)


Sheila H said...

What an amazing card, Barb! I love the clouds and the hot air balloons. Your masking is perfect. You rocked this lesson :)

Jeanne said...

What a spectacular card, Barb. Simply fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing! I love the clouds and balloons. I'm impressed that you practice first, then do a final copy. That is dedication! Good for you. Really wonderful work!

Heidi May said...

what an amazing card, you did a beautiful job with the balloons and clouds. Was it made from a 12x12 card stock?

Heidi May said...

What an amazing card, you did beautifully on the balloons and the clouds. May I ask is the card created with a 12x12 card stock

Caryl Williams said...

AWESOME!! I'm so glad you were able to try something new! I looks like it paid off!!!!!