Hi all. I have just got myself a proper scoreboard, don't know why I haven't bought a decent one before but after struggling to make good creases and accurate measurements with the freebie one I have used for the last few years, and also it's not big enough to score A4, I decided to buy a new one. I must thank Liz who is the doyen of card shapes and folds who pointed me in the right direction as to what board was probably the best buy around at the moment, and so I ended up with the 12 '' x 12" Hunkydory scoreboard. To celebrate this I had a look on line and found a swing fold card here which didn't look too daunting. I did make the aperture circular instead of square though as I had something in mind which came with a fairly recent magazine, in fact the first issue of this Papercraft Special with some stamps, dies, an embossing folder and toppers and papers all with a bird theme, and a donation to the RSPB with every issue sold. I used one of the toppers for this card with a sweet little Blue Tit on it and I backed it with gold mirri using a stitched die.
I used a 5" x 7" white card and I then worked out the size of the
mechanism piece inside the card as I wanted a larger card than on the
video. The mechanism worked out to be
about an inch shorter in length than the opened out width of the card
and about the same amount shorter than the depth, although I decided to
make it just 1/2" shorter than the depth of the card..i.e 61/2" x 9".
You make three scores with equal spacing across the piece to give you
four panels..two mountain folds and one valley.
I decided to make the front of the card using a Lavinia Laurel stencil and dry embossed it and then ink blended over it using Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. I then attached it to the card front. I used the same die which I cut the gold mirri with and cut the aperture..I had to run it through a couple of times to cut out both layers of card.
I finished by attaching the mechanism and then the circular topper to the aperture..it explains how to do it in the video, and then die cut a gold mirri sentiment and added a gold embossed sentiment to the inside of the card.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.
Happy Little Stampers March Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.
Colour Hues Challenge - No. 37 Yellow and Pale Teal.
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - No. 466 Spread Your Wings.
Seize the Birthday Challenge - No. 234 Green and White/Anything Goes.