Slide and Lock Fun Fold
Other Products: White Cardstock, Silver Cardstock, Die Cut Machine
For more ideas on creating with the Special Sentiments Stamps & Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/-dYnAWXIH3E.
For more tips on creating with the Cascading Petals Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/DqhvfrsTI00.
Instructions: My finished card measures 5 1/2” x 5 7/8”. I used the Flower Shaping Paper to make the card base as well as any other pieces for the card. I found a YouTube video for the card base and the locking medallion and just followed along. You can find one that you like and do the same as there are several videos showing different sizes. You just make a tri fold card and then cut 4 pieces of 4" x 4" cardstock for the locking piece. Score two of the squares at 2" and fold in half. Next you glue these two folded pieces to another one of the squares and then you lay the last square over this and glue it down. This allows the center part of the piece to open sort of like butterfly wings. This is what you slide down over the two front sides of the card to hold it in place (sort of like a modified belly band). I am a visual learner, so the videos are a great help for me to help me understand how something works.
Once you have all the pieces cut and together as well as the base card, it is time to decorate. I covered the two front panels with the paper collection and then I cut a piece for the inside of the card that has a picture on it and glued that into place. You can stamp or write on this panel or if you want you can just leave it as is because it is beautiful.
Cover the locking piece with another piece of the paper collection and set aside to dry. I stamped the sentiment with Cactus Flower ink and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also used the shadow die to cut the silver cardstock. Glue the two pieces together. I cut an Eyelet Circle out of white Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and then used a smaller circle die to cut another piece of the pretty paper collection. Glue the two circles together and the sentiment piece glues down onto that. Using Double Dots to pop up the circles, attach the circle to the locking piece.
Stamp the flowers using Cactus Flower ink and cut out using the coordinating die. I hand shaped the petals and glued two together to form the flowers. I added Prills to the centers and then using the sponge daubers I went around the edges of the flowers with Cactus Flower ink to add a bit more interest to them.
Stamp the leaves using Fern Green ink and then color them with Leaf Green ink. Using coordinating die, cut out the leaves. Lay onto the mold and spritz with water then run through the die cut machine. Turn out onto the desk to dry. Once dry, decide on the placement of the flowers and leaves and glue down. The card is finished.