Yesterday the new issue of Quick Cards Made Easy pinged its way into my iPad, and I browsed through it last night and had to use one of the ideas as soon as I got up this morning! It's for a card fold they call a "triple panel card" - although to me that suggests a normal tri-fold card, this is more of a reverse gate fold with an extra fold each side. It's a fold I've often tried to work out for myself, but without a set of suggested measurements I've ended up wasting rather a lot of card. This one worked perfectly first time.
The samples in the magazine are all very feminine but I decided to give my first attempt a much more masculine feel, with a vintage newsprint paper and lots of die cut cogs, and a main image of a penny-farthing bicycle.
I stamped the image and sentiment using a set of steampunk/vintage stamps that Mark bought me a few years ago (sorry, I can't remember the name of the set or manufacturer) then cut and embossed them with a Nesties labels die and, with the image still in the die, sponged all over with Walnut Stain DI, sponging more heavily towards the edges. I wanted to add a brown mat, but I'd cut the image with the largest die from the set, so I created another larger layer by drawing around the outside of the die onto the back of the brown card and cutting it out.
I would like to share this with
Sweet Stampin' - Things that go round (cogs and cycle wheels)
Dies R Us - Shaped cards
Cut it Up - Fun folds
The Male Room - Die Cuts
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes