Sometimes it is difficult for me to create one card. I have two different versions of the same card to share with you today and tomorrow. From the front they look similar. The difference is in the cut and fold. But both star the Silly Goose.
I am sharing the Fun Fold version first. This card was made for a class a couple of weeks ago. I found this cut on Pinterest but did not make note of the name as there were a few by different stampers. If you look closely at the top edge of the goose layer, you can see the cut that gives you a clue it is a Fun Fold.
Here is the open view
To make the cut, I measured with a ruler from the top right edge of the card front, down 3 3/4 and placed a tic mark with a pencil. And then marked the same 3 3/4 in from the edge going across the top towards the fold. Next I placed the two tic marks on the paper trimmer and cut off that triangle of card. It is an easy but fun design.
Note: Do you remember the Fold where you fold back the top layer from the upper right corner and make a fold onto the front of the card? This is almost the same idea, just cut that off instead of folding it down. Here is a version of that from two years ago. You can get these directions from clicking on the photo. Now I will have to redo that one!
The Silly Goose stamp set is one that simply makes me Smile! The images are so darn cute. And the sentiments are perfect for a little humor. I believe this set is great for any age. My goose is white, which makes the coloring minimal. Even though I do love to color. All I had to do was match the hat and balloon to the DSP and it was ready to go.
Finding a DSP that would look good with the goose was not a problem. Especially since it was a birthday card. This is from the Lovely In Linen Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog. I love the navy and red, with the softer of the Pale Papaya. Going with the softer color helped to pull it from the DSP. Then I added the Sweet Sorbet as the bright to highlight the goose. The navy came from the Milky Dots, which are a new favorite bling!!!
The focal layers can be any size needed. And I described the Cut in the first paragraph. For the DSP, take a piece that is the same size as the cut. That is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4. Cut it on the trimmer in a diamond shape to create the two triangles. The inside White is 4 X 5 1/4 and the triangle totally is placed flush on the white from the top corner, across and down. It does not reach all the way across, but that part is hidden when the card is closed. I added the white layer into the card and closed the front. Then the other half of the DSP is placed in the bottom left of the front with similar borders as the inside part you see.
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