Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Birds of Feather at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week Jan has chosen

Birds of a Feather

I've chosen to use an image and papers from the Joanna Sheen CD, The Country  Diary of an Edwardian Lady. I'm sure this kind of overlapping double card has a name, but I don't know what it is!

I made the base card by trimming 1cm off the long edge of a sheet of cream A4, then scoring one third of the way along and folding it over to create a 20cm square (approximately) card blank with a half-front. The front and back panels were covered with papers from the CD, layered with a toning blue CS.

Then I made a landscape format A6 card and added the topper, layered with blue, to the front of it, bearing in mind that the fold needed to be on the RIGHT so effectively I was making the card back to front. I used more of the paper for one panel of the inside, and for the other, in order to leave somewhere to write, I cut a piece from the insert sheet printed from the CD.

I mounted this mini-card onto more of the blue CS then stuck it centrally to the back panel of the card, so that the flaps overlapped.

As there were two identical toppers on the sheet, I cut the central area from the second and added it over the first with foam pads. I did consider decoupaging just the bird image, but those swallows' wing tips and tail feathers looked like too much of a challenge!

I was pleased to find I had some really well matching Candi for a finishing touch.


Barb said...

I love this Jane. The paper is beautiful and the shape of your card is really fun. I've never made one this shape but just checked and it's called a Joy card. Something I'm going to have a go at. Barbxx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Jane. I love the papers. Barb's right, it's called a Joy Fold card. I've made quite a few in the past and made one recently for a DT project, with a tutorial. Hopefully I will be able to post it soon on my blog, after it gets posted on the Fiskarettes Facebook page. xx

Julie B said...

Intriguing fold there Jane.
Wishing that the swallows will soon be here, if last year is anything to go by just month before the first one's arrive. )

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jane, such a brilliant design and wonderful image and papers.