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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Avant-Garden, 2017 Sale A Bration, Birthday Card, Dutch Fold Stamping Techniques

Today I did copy a card from the internet.  This is the card I'm using for Terri's technique swap tonight. You can see the original card here.   The Technique is called "Dutch Door Card Fold".  

To do this technique:  The card base is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". For the next layer you need a piece of card stock cut 11" x 2-1/4". Fold that strip in half and tape it to the card base.  That flap you form is the front of your card.  These instructions are for a landscape card.

For the portrait orientation: The card base is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". For the next layer you need a piece of card stock cut 8-1/2" x 2-1/4".  Fold in half to be 4-1/4" x 2-1/4".  Tape back of that folded strip to the card base.  And from there you decorate as desired.

For mine I used the flower from the "Avant-Garden" set.  I cut that panel 2" x 3-3/4" The Basic Black layer was cut 2-1/8" x 3-7/8".  I did fussy cut another flower to set it on top with a Dimensionals.  

I stamped the words using black Memento ink and cut them out with the oval framelit dies.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals. The words are from the same set.  

I also used the lacy border from the "Delicate Details" Sale a Bration set.  I used Whisper White ink on Basic Black cardstock.  That piece was cut 1-1/2" x 4".  

The tricky part here is to NOT tape on the top part of the flower panel or you won't be able to open the card.  Yup, you guessed it.  I did tape one that way.  Though I didn't press the image down hard so I was able to open the card and use the eraser thing to get the tape off.  UGH!!!  And then I taped up another one and just as I finished I realized I did it again!!!  So I hope that is a lesson I learned and shared with you so you don't do what I did!

This was a fun card to make!  I can't wait to see the cards I get in return.  I'll share them on here with you!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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