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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Let's Go Fishing, Father's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I found a corner fold card with an orientation different than I have done in the past.  These cards are usually fun to make but for some odd reason I struggled with this one. Fortunately there was a video at the site to help me get it right. My problem is always that corner fold. Some papers don't like to fold as nice as others and this one caused me to struggle. But I did get it done! I found the card on Pinterest and the link from there will take you to the video.  Please read on to see how I made the card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock. Once cut in half on the short side, the piece measured 4-1/4" x 11".  It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock to the inside. Which I found brave because after taping I thought, what if I ruin the front. But I continued.

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let's Go Fishing" 12" x 12" package. 

Now when I mentioned that I had trouble folding mine, well that's because I didn't follow the directions and I just scored my piece and folded it over so it's not actually a corner flip card, it's just a corner fold. Had I followed the directions I would have had an easier time.  Though this way works and there was no cutting it was a bit more difficult to fold. 

I marked the top of my card at 1-7/8" and I marked the right side at 5/8" from the bottom. I scored it from mark to mark and I folded it over.

I took the DSP and also marked it but I went a little bit shorter, which I should not have done. If anything I should have just cut it on the inside of the marks to make it a hair shorter. Cutting it the way I did you can see the cut line on the DSP. But you might not have noticed that had I not pointed it out to you. After cutting the DSP I taped it in place. Then I glued down the corner.

For the focal piece I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Night of Navy card stock. On top of that is a 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and on top of that is a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of DSP from the same package. I taped all three of those pieces together and taped them to the front of the card.

The words were done on my computer because I didn't have any Father's Day stamps (that I could find) and I didn't purchase the fishing set, just the DSP. I die cut the words using the 4th largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" set and the Night of Navy circle was cut using the 3rd largest circle. I taped the two circles together and set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. 

A 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Very Vanilla card stock was cut for the inside cover to hide the fold line and back of the Night of Navy square.

I colored a few pearls using the dark Night of Navy Blends pen and set them in place on the front of the card. And the card was done.

This wasn't all that bad to make but next time I will probably do it the right way. Though this was was a lot quicker!! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Father's Day card, 

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Great card for a "fisherman" and love the corner fold. I hadn't seen it done horizontally before.