Monday, August 24, 2009

Method Monday at InStyle Stamps!

Hello to all my friends! I hope you are all having a great Monday! I know the beginning of the week isn't always the most fun....but I am hoping my tutorial will perk you up a bit and get you in a crafty mood! It is my turn to host Method Monday over at InStyle Stamps, and I thought it would be fun to create a different kind of card. I found a tutorial over on SCS by the wonderful Beate to follow to create this fun Window Wiper Card! I hope you have as much fun with it as I did!

Here is a pic of the card closed:

Supplies you will need:
2 pieces of cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
1 piece of cardstock measuring 1 1/2" x 3"
Pencil & Ruler
You will begin by taking a piece of your cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and lay it so that the 8 1/2" side is along the top of your Scor-Pal. Make score marks at 1 1/2" and 3"
Repeat the same score marks ( 1 1/2" and 3") on the 2nd piece of cardstock that measure 4 1/4" x 8 1/2".
Fold on your score marks. Make sure that when you are folding the 3" score mark is going to be folded behind the longer piece as shown below.
Then you will take your cardstock that measures 1 1/2" x 3" and put the corner into the 1" mark on your Scor-Pal and line up the other corner as close to the 1" mark along the left side of the Scor-Pal as possible. Example is shown below. Then make a diagonal score mark as shown. (If you don't have a Scor-Pal then you can use your ruler and pencil to measure 1 1/2" down your piece of cardstock and create a diagonal score mark manually.)
Fold over on your score mark and place adhesive on the triangle that was created when you folded the cardstock.
Turn over one of your pieces of cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and you will line up your diagonal score mark with the top of the middle section (as shown below in the picture).
Keeping that piece of cardstock still turned over you will place adhesive on both of the ends (the far left edge and the far right edge). Take your 2nd piece of cardstock and adhere it to the one you just added adhesive too. Make sure that it faces the same way as shown below. Make sure that the score lines are on the left this time.
This is how the window wiper will tuck into the card when you push the sides together.
And here is the finished card. Now you are ready to decorate as you wish.
For my card I have used Ava from InStyle Stamps. I just love their fairy cute and whimsical! I decorated my wiper so that when the card opens up you see this flower pop up! I have decorated the two far left panels and stamped a sentiment in one of those rectangles. You could also leave one blank if you wanted to write a special note on it.
A close up of Ava the cutie pie:
Here is a close up of the window wiper that pops up:
And finally the two side panels:
Stamps: Ava Sitting by InStyle Stamps, Great Impressions Sentiment Stamp

Papers: Cosmo Cricket Everafter Collection, SU Cardstock
MS border punch, Spellbinder Blossom nesties, MS leaf and branch punches

Prima and Imaginisce White Elephant flowers, Cherry Blossom, Prima say it in crystal center, star dust stickles (for fairy wings), rhinestone from my stash (for the top of Ava's magic wand).

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! I can't wait to see what you create! If you play with this tutorial, please leave a link here so I can come and see your creation!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


Anonymous said...

Ohhh Kim! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love your coloring and those flowers you added are soooo pretty! Awesome card. hugz, Mary

Lorie said...

Girl...that card is amazing and your tutorial is wonderful! GREAT job!

Kim Piggott said...

Kim this is totally fabulous!
Thanks for your great tut too!
kim x

CraftyC said...

What a gorgeous card Kim and a great tutorial, thanks

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
What a delicious card. I love it!!
Thanks for the tutorial - I'm just off to try it out for myself. I'm relatively new to cardmaking and love getting this help.
Fiona x

Benedicte said...

WOW Kim!! This card is beautiful,and your tutorial is greate:O)
Hugs Benedicte.

Jacque said...

Kim...such a cute card and a darling image...Great job on that tutorial...I think I might be able to understand very well done...HUgs...Jacque

Jodi said...

Kim, this is a wonderful tutorial! Great job and such beautiful coloring of your cute fairy!!
Jodi =)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Kim, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL~~~~

So elegant and a perfect tutorial!



cats whiskers said...

What a great layout dear and such beautiful colour scheme I love it, your colouring is just perfect as are your embellies, thanks for the tut sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Michele said...

Beautiful card Kim. Love the image you've used and the perfect colouring. Pretty papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

sandra said...

Beautiful card!
Thanx for the tutorial!
Will try to do one.

Patricia Garcia said...

Amazing card, great coloring and the tutorial seems easy!!

Andy said...

What a fab card Kim, colouring and details are very beautiful!! LG Andy

Bev said...

Oooh this is fabulous sweetie!! Love the tutorial, must have a go at this. Love the papers and colours you have used too. xx

Anita Hagen said...

O'my gosh what a beautiful card ..and WOW what a great tutorial. I sure gonna give it a try.

You make the most wonderful creations. Love'em all!

Have a nice day Kim.

Hugs from Anita


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