Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just Us Girls #24 - All In A Flap Technique Challenge

Hello! Just popping in to show you a card I made for the most recent challenge over at Just Us Girls. This time around it was a technique challenge---to create a "flap card." Click HERE for all of the deets! 

To create the base for the flap card, I followed this tutorial over at SCS. It was really quite simple. I embossed some stars on the right hand flap and added a little twinkle with some star stickers. The moon embellishment on the curved flap is actually a magnet that is attached to the card via a self-adhesive magnetic square, so that the recipient of the card can keep the magnet as a little gift. The decorative magnets and self-adhesive magnets come in sets and are produced by Gray Duck Art. I purchased several different designs at Archivers.

Here's a close-up of the magnet:

Since this is a baby card, I used a blanket stitch around the the curved flap to soften it up a bit.

Here's a view of the inside of the card:

And a view of the card opened up. Perfect fit for a gift card for a new baby.

If you've never participated in the challenges over at Just Us Girls (JUGS), you should definitely check them out! Each week they have a different challenge alternating between sketch, technique, color, and template challenges! They are SO MUCH FUN!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! Let me know what you think! I absolutely LOVE reading your comments!

Cardstock - "Navy" (from my scrap box), "Gold" (Archivers)
Circle Template (Staedtler)
Magnetic Embellishment (Gray Duck Art)
White Floss (Janlynn)
Stamped Images - Rocket from "New Baby" (Martha Stewart), Stars from "Playful Animals" (Hero Arts)
Ink - "Vivid! Ultramarine" (Clearsnap)
Silver Star Stickers - "Sticker LineArt Black/Silver Spellbound" (Making Memories)
Fiskars Shape Boss - "Creative Sampler Template"
Paper Piercing Tool
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 3.5"


Ayana Posadas said...

Love the stitching!
So pretty! :)

Sue Lelli said...

FABULOUS! LOVE the stitching! And the moon and the stars and the rocket ship are wonderful! GREAT card!

Courtney Baker said...

That blanket stitch is both genius and adorable!

Mona Pendleton said...

This flap card is out of this world :) I like the the embossed stars & little rocket ship! What a great baby theme! The stitching looks great! Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls in this week's technique challenge! Hope to see you Saturday!

AKiteFlier said...

Wow this is great - love your unique card and that stitching is fabulous. Great rocket ship on the inside for a fun surprise. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls - we hope to see you back again on Saturday for a whole new challenge.

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the stitching around the flap - so awesome! Great job :)

Unknown said...

This is wonderful, Lisa!! Love the stitching!!