This card was made for a card challenge that required the inclusion of a frog and a special fold card. I had just last week watched a great tutorial by Jennifer McGuire
( https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2...ise-cards.html ) for a fancy fold she calls the "Open & Slide Card". I wanted to try it, and this beautiful digital frog bathing beauty from Whimsy Stamps ( https://whimsystamps.com/ ). I sized and printed her out, then colored her with Copic markers. Rather than fussy cut her out, I used my Brother ScanNCut digital cutting machine and cut her out with no white borders. Since she would be spanning an oval cut-out, I wanted her nice and stiff, so cut three more outlines of her on my machine using blank white cardstock, then glued the four layers together.
Of course with her beautiful pose, she had to be standing on the beach, so I used an embossing folder and tan cardstock to create the sanding beach that I lightly brushed brown ink around the edges and on top of some of the "dunes".
The ocean waves in the distanced were punched. Following Jennifer's tutorial, I cut and embossed another sandy beach for the inside of the card and glued it just around the side edges to the bottom inside. I then cut a 2-1/2" wide piece of cardstock about 8" long and glued alternating shades and types of blue waves to fill the entire height of the white strip. I scored and folded the top 3/4" of the strip (I did this before gluing on the waves) as the folding hinge that would be glued near the card fold on the inside of the front of the card.
I stamped the two lines of the sentiment "so what if you're a year older - YOU'RE FABULOUS!" on the lighter colored waves as I glued them down to ensure they fit on the waves, and would show once the card is open as the wave-covered strip slid out of the sandy pocket at the bottom of the card.
I'll admit that measurement is pretty critical to get this fancy fold card to work correctly, so please watch Jennifer's tutorial.
I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "4" out of a possible "5" because the placement of the die cutout, and the measurements of the sliding mechanism are so critical.
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021 GMT Views: 194