Hello & Welcome to my post for this month which is a photo-tutorial for a slightly different card with a theme suitable for Father’s Day. The card has a concertina front with layered panels which can be adapted to create different scenes or depths.
I used 2 6×6 Kraft Cards, 1 Kraft Bottle Card, Paper & Embellishments from the Man Made & Great Outdoors Collections, plus some co-ordinating Stamps, Distress Ink, Glue & Candi Fix Foam Pads.
1.Draw 6 sections across the front panel of the card from the inside crease to the outer edge measuring 14.8cm x 2.4cm, the outer section will be slightly larger.
2.Crease & fold where shown to create the concertina, then add a small amount of distress ink to the edges.
3.I cut a piece of paper measuring 14.8cm x 13.8cm, then embossed it with a rough design embossing folder. I lightly sanded over the top to reveal the pattern, then inked around the edges. Glue in place onto the inside of the card.
4.I did the same with a different piece of paper & embossing folder, then cut 2 strips measuring 14.8cm x 1.4cm & 1 strip measuring 14.8cm x 1.8cm. Glue each piece to the front-facing concertina panels.
5.To create the struts for the front of the card I cut 1 card blank in half, then divided it into 3. These measure 14.8cm x 4.9cm. Cut co-ordinating papers to measure 13.8cm x 4.9cm & glue to the struts. Ink the side edges to finish. I also added a strip of card to the middle of each one.
6.To build the front of the card glue the edge of each strut to the rear of the concertina folds.
7.Each strut will overhang behind slightly so that you can still see the top of the back of the card & add other embellishments to it.
8.To make each bottle I separated the card blank & cut each one down to 14.8 cm, curving the bottom edges with a corner punch. I drew around the bottle onto the back of my chosen papers, then drew inside the lines approximately 0.5 cm in. As before, I inked around the edges, glued the paper on & also added a 4cm strip of paper to the front.
9.As you can see, 2 of the bottles have raised caps. All I did was to cut the caps off, then attach to the back at an angle with some super sticky tape & a thin piece of card. The middle bottle has a die-cut cap which I cut around & shaped using a foam mat & ball tool.
10.Position the bottles as shown so that each one can be seen & they are ready to be embellished.
I used the die-cuts & the stamps from the Great Outdoors Collection to finish this card.
Of course, you can choose your own products & papers to work with on this card, after all Craftwork Cards have a fab choice of collections which you can use for Men’s Cards. & this style of card will work well for anyone, occasion or event. Have a go & let your imagination go wild!
So, until next time,
Take Care & Happy Crafting,