It's Dawn's turn to set the challenge at The Daring Cardmakers this week, and this time its definitely more of a technique challenge as we've all been making box cards.
These are the cards that fold flat to go in an envelope but then pop out to make a 3D box, with flaps that flop down to show all the embellishments hidden inside.
I really enjoy making these, but tend to get a bit carried away!
This time I went with a nautical sort of theme and made this
There are loads of tutorials for the basic box-card structure on the
web, like this one HERE
Once you know it works, it's pretty easy to make then to fit whatever envelope you want to use. It may mean you need to use a couple of sheets of card and have more than one tab to join the pieces with, but really you can go mad and make them however you like.
Inside the box you need to add some spacer bars, which are simply strips of card cut and folded to fit inside. These stabilise the box when it's standing open and are used to attach your embellishments to.
I took a photo looking into the box so you can see the "innards"
This is a big card when it's flat - it measures about 20cms square when folded flat. I used the envelope to work out how to cut 2 A4 sheets of card, making sure to add a couple of cms extra for the tabs
I used a selection of 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6 papers from Authentique and
Graphic 45 for this project.
Die-cut stickers from the paper sets;
(eg. anchor, ship, 'by the sea' on back piece)
Hand cut from some of the flat papers;
(eg. shells, 'By the Sea' banner, Lighthouse)
Own templates cut on Silhouette Cameo;
(eg. Windsurfer, beach ball)
(eg. Ship's wheel, Dolphins, Lifebelt)
The team have made some wonderful cards this week - there are loads of ideas showing how versatile this style of card is. Maybe you've seen them, but never made one - well, this week we give you the perfect excuse to have a go!
Thank you so much for popping by today, I hope you'll leave a message - I'll always make a return visit to your own blog as it's always fun and inspiring to see what other crafters make
All for now