Friday, June 18, 2021

Theater Card for Father's Day with Campology

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 I battled my way through a new-to-me card fold technique yesterday. There were several challenges. My mock-up went really well using the directions I had and just copy paper so I decided to go ahead with the real thing. That's when the trouble started.

First, some of the measurements were off once I started adding the Designer Series Paper to it. It seems that the design didn't take the thickness of the DSP into account, so I had to make adjustments for that.

Then I saw several improvements that I wanted to make to have it work more smoothly.

Finally, I had the two DSP panels for the "curtains" cut and ready to go, but when the time came to glue them on, they had completely disappeared!?! Does that happen to anyone else? I get so frustrated when something that was just in my hand does a disappearing act. After wasting at least 15 - 20 minutes searching with my frustration building, I decided it was way easier to just cut them again and in doing so, realized it would look better to use the opposite side of the DSP pattern.

Here's what happens with a theater card:

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The panels separate like curtains to reveal a tableau behind them.

  • I used the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper for this theater card with a camping theme because of the woods and trees motifs.
  • On a piece of the sky design, I stamped the trees image from Campology repeatedly (and often without reinking) to create depth. I used Mossy Meadow ink. This piece was glued to the back of the back panel as a kind of backdrop for the card.
  • On the cross piece between the curtain pieces, I added a label from the Tasteful Label Dies decorated with images from the Campology stamp set. These are coloured in with Stampin' Blends Combos and fussy cut. The sentiment is also from the same campset.
  • On the front of the "curtains", there is a sentiment from the Handsomely Suited stamp set, die cut with one of the Tasteful Label dies, and another Campology image, coloured with Blends and fussy cut.
For instructions on how to make the mechanism, I got my instructions here:

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  1. Fabulous card, Heather. Worth the perseverance... and yes, I am completely capable of losing the thing I had in my hand only moments ago. Not sure if I'm brave enough to give this fold a go or not. :-)

  2. Thanks, Jan! The frustration was compounded by my deadline, too! We're going camping again next week, so I'm batching a bunch of blog posts and trying to get them done before I go. This is when things usually go wrong/missing/crazy!


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