EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Create a Bendi Card!

Saturday October 17, 2020
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Have you seen the gorgeous Bendi cards and wondered how to make one too? Join us and follow the step by steps so you can create one too. Perfect for any occasion, just change the papers and images to fit the occasion!

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Let's get crafting!


Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of white cardstock, sizes: 6 x 7” for the inside, and 6 x 6” for the sides. Use the decorative Rounded Sunlight Window Die and Heart of Joy Decorative Die to cut the top of the inside piece.  

Step 2: Cut the side piece into 2 (cut at a diagonal) pieces, 1 measuring 2” x 3 1/2" and the other measuring 2 1/2” x 4”. Score each of the taller sides at 1/2" to make the tabs that will be glued to the back of the inside piece.

Step 3: Make 1/4" tabs at the short ends to fit into slot in the (inside) base at 5” from the left side and the other slot on the left wing (side) at 1 5/8” from score line. Make sure to match all bottoms before cutting slots.

TOP TIP: Re-enforce tabs with acetate packaging to help them go in and out multiple times.

Step 4: Cover each panel (the sides are covered inside and out) with decorative paper.

When covering panels with decorative paper make sure to recut slots before covering both sides to keep from losing where the cut is.

After covering each panel, glue sides onto the inside piece.

Step 5: Stamp all farm scene pieces using black (Memento for Alcohol Inks, Archival for water color), 1 cow, 1 horse, 3 each of the chickens, 1 rooster, 1 barn, 5 fence pieces or more if needed, 1 each of the adult goats, 2 sunflowers, 2 wheat stocks, 2 hollyhocks, 3 zinnia, 1 milk can, 1 cat, 1 dog, 1 each mice and a hay bale.

Color all pieces with chosen coloring system. Cut 1 extra barn (no stamping on this one or cut windows) for the inside of the barn (use a dark color).

Step 6: Cut 2 fence border pieces from Border Essentials Die out of white cardstock, then glue them to the tops of sides. 

Step 7: Ground scenes inside and out with a 3/8” strip of green decorative paper for grass. Now start gluing stamped pieces to the card to create the little scenes. 

The Barn is popped up over the barn inside with the kitten looking out of the top window, the hay bale and mice just inside the door pieces. Milk can to the right, then chicken and dog on the left of the barn, rooster on top of the barn.

Step 8: For the inside of the right wing, glue a full fence , 2 zinnia, 1 hollyhock and 2 chickens (avoid tab). The inside of the left wing has the horses, 1 chicken, 1 zinnia and 1 hollyhock.

Step 9: For the outside of the 2 side wings: Left side, glue 3 fence pieces avoiding slot and tab. Glue a sunflower and wheat stock to the far-left side then pop up the standing goat in front of them. Glue the laying goat (baby cut off in this scene) over the fences on the right.

For the right wing: Glue 2 more fence pieces, 1 on the right side and 1 on the left side then glue a sunflower and wheat stock in front of the fence on the right, a chicken in front of the fence on the left. Pop up the cows in the center.

Step 10: Glitter the card especially around all the top sections (avoid the animals if possible). 

To show the dimension, this is the card laying on its back. Finished closed card is 6” x 7”.

TOP TIP: Learn more techniques with the Home on the Farm collection in this video here: https://youtu.be/zJQQ7iljUw8.

Have fun creating your own projects! We love to see what you create too, share your projects with us on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations 















Tutorial by designer Robin Clendenning.

See more of Robin's beautiful projects on her blog https://inkmagination-robin.blogspot.com/

Looking for more creative inspiration? You can find all of our tutorials here https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/category/step-by-step-tutorials

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See what supplies were used to make this project so you can create one too!

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Other Products: White cardstock, dimensional pop ups, Brown cardstock (for inside of barn). Copic colors: E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E21, E53, E08, E49, E43, E44, Y21, Y11, Y15, YR04, YR24, YR27, YG03, YG17, YG23, YG91, C1, C3, C5, R43, R22, R20.

Glenda Brooks
This is amazing! Well done Robin!
October 17, 2020 at 10:46 AM
Evelyn Coup
Beautiful cards, as usually they are
October 17, 2020 at 3:04 PM
Fantastic Robin!
October 18, 2020 at 12:21 PM
Love this card and LOVE the farm collection! Thank you, Robin and Heartfelt Creations.
October 19, 2020 at 3:13 PM
Diana E. E Bishop
October 22, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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