Sunday, August 29, 2021

Expanding Accordion Card - The Wonder of the Season

Interactive cards... so much fun to make! This is an expanding accordion card and the tutorial that I used can be found here

This card is thick along the spine and it folds to a 5x7 finished card. A larger envelope would be required for mailing to accommodate the thick spine. 

I used some beautiful alcohol-ink like papers for the patterned papers. Evergreen and White Daisy cardstock plus gold foil were the others papers that I used. The accordion and the inside letters were assembled first. I die cut the letters in gold foil and added them to the panels. On each side, a large stitched oval was die cut twice - once in Evergreen cardstock and once in gold foil. They were layered together and I added some stamped and coloured poinsettia images on each side. A sentiment was stamped for the front panel and die cut using a stiched bracket die. I added an extra poinsettia to the front as well. There is a round piece that has also been stamped and coloured - this can be removed and used as an ornament. Finally, there is a panel on the back for a place to write a message. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Evergreen Cardstock, Gold Foil, Ink Drops - Vivid (Craft Consortium)

Stamps/Dies: Wonder of the Season, Whimsical Holiday 

Inks: Evergreen, Versamark, Intense Black (SSS)

Accessories: Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts, Basic Circle Thin Cuts, Stitched Circle Dies (GMD), Stitched Oval Dies (GMD), White Organdy Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Red Twine (misc.), Markers (misc.)




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