Here is another two-way fold card. This is made with the Christmas Happiness stamp set. I felt that this is a great set to have to create Christmas cards here in New Zealand as it has a pine cone on it, and we have lots of pine trees here.
When I made the card I first stamped the outline of the pine cone in Early Espresso ink and then with two-step stamping, I stamped the inside of the pine cone with the more solid stamp in Soft Suede ink. I stamped two pine cones on a Post-it note and cut them out. I placed this it over the already stamped pine cones so that when I stamped the leaves over the top, the ink wouldn’t go over the pine cone. This technique is called masking and it is also what I did on the lighthouse stamp to create the sea in the background. You can find out more about this technique here.
When I made the card, my intention was to do the red texture embossed cardstock strip in Cherry Cobbler, which I thought I had done. But when I had made the card and my order arrived with more Cherry Cobbler cardstock, I realised that the strip I had used wasn’t quite Cherry Cobbler. I am thinking that is may be some of the retired Raspberry Ripple cardstock. Anyway, it looks fine, but if I was making it again, I would use Cherry Cobbler.
Here are some more photos of the two-way fold card showing you the different folds.
This is the inside of the card, where the message goes. The white flap has been opened up and now behind the card. I stamped some more leaves and a Christmas getting inside too. This is from the same stamp set.
This short video shows you how the card opens up.
This card was one I taught at my class last month. I adjusted the card measurements to fit our metric A4 sized card. If you are interested in learning how to make this card, feel free to get a group of friends together and contact me and we can arrange a class. I will also look into doing this as an online class, so let me know if you are interested.