Today's video is week four of five weeks of fancy fold cards.
I decided to make this as a 6" x 6" card, and have also included instructions how to make an envelope for the card.
With the folds and the layers, this is quite a bulky card and has a really super weight to it.
Using the Envelope Punch Board, makes making envelopes a walk in the park!
If you've never thought about buying an Envelope Punch Board, I really recommend you do.
They really come into their own when you make a non-standard size so you never have to worry about an envelope that will fit, but they have the bonus of being used to make boxes, too.
The two stamps sets I used are Big on Birthdays and Layering Love - both brought forward from last year.
To make the first card - my test card! - I used a retired colour, i.e. Watermelon Wonder.
I ran out of cardstock for the layer I needed for the back of the card, so I used Calypso Coral.
I really don't think anyone would notice!
During the video, I didn't mention about where the sender could write their message!
There are three options I can think of. Firstly, just leave the Designer Series Paper (DSP) off the back of the card; this would expose the Whisper White layer underneath.
Secondly, if the DSP is a pale colour, like the Powder Pink, greetings can be written directly onto that.
Thirdly, if the DSP is a busy design or a dark colour, a shaped die cut of Whisper White Cardstock could be adhered to the DSP.
From the photographs of the insides of the cards, you'll see I decorated the cardstock in two different styles.
For the first card, I stamped randomly over the area that would remain exposed with a flower stamp.
For the second card, I stamped the same stamp I used on the front of the card, but I didn't colour it.
I have enough die cuts, layers, stamped images,etc. left over from the card I made in the video to make another card.
On this next card I'm thinking I may colour the image in, but I'd do a test piece first to see what the colours would look like!
That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.