Monday, March 31, 2014

Two for One Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions

It's my turn to share a Project of the Week at Repeat Impression's blog, The House that Stamps Built. I decided to share two new ideas with you- a fun fold and a great product for stamping, sponging and distressing. The fold is the Reverse Gate Fold and here is a picture of how the fold looks from the top:
 Start with a base card that is 9 1/2" by 4 1/4". Score at 2 3/4" and 3 3/4" from both sides. Valley fold the first score lines on  both sides and mountain fold the two inside score lines on both sides. Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/4' by 4 1/4"  for the front of your card and then decorate the card and front as you wish.

For the front of the cards I am sharing today, I chose to use a Specialty Stamping Paper by Ranger which is a matte coated surface for distressing and other techniques. I sponged on blue and green distress inks (also by Ranger) and then spritzed with water to create the spotted background. Then I stamped the Over the Hill swing stamp (part one) in black archival ink. The sides were embossed with a Tim Holtz Sizzix pine trees embossing folder and then sanded for a distressed look.
This is what the back of the reverse gate fold card looks like and it does fold flat to mail in an A2 envelope. I stamped the punch line of the Over the Hill swing stamp set on patterned paper and left the right pieces blank to write a happy birthday greeting to the over the hill recipient.

This fold and the specialty paper were way too fun to play with so I had to make a second card to share with you today. I created the reverse gate fold the same way described above out of a shiny pink card stock. I embossed the whole card with a flowery embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I sponged pink, green and blue distress inks onto a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Ranger's Specialty matte paper and then spritzed with water. Then I stamped Repeat Impression's Ode to Spring with archival black ink and attached it to the front of the card. On the back I attached some pink patterned paper and stamped The Beauty of Springtime greeting.

I am entering the second card in the "Make your own backgrounds" challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and the Animal Antics challenge at Open-Minded Crafting.

I hope you will try this fun fold and specialty paper and check out Repeat Impression's great stamps. Have a great day- I know I will, because I am celebrating the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four, the start of the baseball season and my birthday with a lobster dinner out at  favorite restaurant with a 60% discount:)

8 comments:

Sharla said...

What a fun fold! Great image and I love the embossing! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting fun!!
sharla~dt :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am not much into fancy folds but this one is very fun looking. I have done a simple gatefold before though!

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Brilliant card love the different folds, Thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

Emily Thubbron said...

This is wonderful. I love the fold and tha This one definitely fits in the Animal Antics Challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Emily T.
DTt leaping bunny is fantastic.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

that's such a fun fold!!! totally love both card. But that bunny totally win's my heart! He's soooo cute!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Susan Kennedy said...

How gorgeous!! I love how these came out!! Absolutely fantastic!!! The front and the back!!! Love that embossing! I have to try this fold!! How awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Cathi ONeill said...

Lovely card, love the embossed background and the shapes and folds! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

otomys said...

So very beautiful in every way. Love the embossed background and design detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)