Saturday, 7 June 2014

In the Garden ...

If you are still looking for a Fathers Day card for those 'green fingered' Dad's here is a 3D garden/greenhouse card that would be great for Fathers Day or as a Birthday card.  I think that it would also work very well for a Lady as well as a male card.

The card sits flat for posting but then opens out to show off a lovely veggie patch!

The card is created using a piece of acetate which I cut to approximately 12" x 6" (this gave me a 6x6" card when folded but you could create this card in any size that you wanted to - it really would not matter).

Trim a piece of green cardstock to 6x6" (Tip: cut a few millimeters smaller than 6x6" as this will then sit nicely inside your acetate card).  

Stick this to the bottom of the acetate card.  Invisi dots for vellum are good at sticking this so that you cannot see the tape through the vellum.

Take the top piece of acetate and fold this in half to create a triangle (the greenhouse part).  You will need to give this a really good crease with a Bone Folder so that the card sits neatly once finished.

 From here you can decorate the card as you wish using stamps, punches and paper flowers.  Remember to decorate under the greenhouse part as well as the veggie patch (you could use the greenhouse area as space to write your message!).

The only important thing to remember is that the vegetable patch areas (the pieces of brown card forming the soil) need to be stuck to the card using 3d foam as this will be used to stop the greenhouse from slipping when the card is open.

Design ideas: Strips of card can be used to create bean poles and a border punch can be used to create a trellis effect. 
Red self adhesive pearls can be used for tomatoes.

 It really is the sort of card that you can decorate however you want depending on the size of the card and depending on what stamps, punches you have in your craft box.  

The pictures will give you a starting point to work from.


I hope that you like the project and enjoy having a go, if you have any specific questions about this or any of the projects on the Blog let me know.  

Also, if you fancy seeing a particular idea or technique used in a project then let me know and I'll do my best to include it in forthcoming projects.

This is the last post for a few days but I will be back again towards the end of next week with a few more projects and ideas.  

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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