I saw a card from a Norwegian blog by a lady called Wenche. This link takes you to the card. I decided I would like to try making this shape of card so I hit the ‘translate button’ and found out that Wenche had followed a tutorial on a blog written by a Swedish lady called Tesa. This link takes you to that blog.
I spent some time using Google Translate to work my way through Tesa’s instructions, because although she has put some brilliant pictures on, I wanted to know paper size etc.
Tesa used a 20.5cm square of paper but after I had done a few trials with scrap, I decided to use a 10.25inch square so that I could use Martha Stewart punches to punch around the page. Tesa had left the edges of her paper straight and attached punched strips, but I liked the way that Wenche appeared to have used a punch.
This is my final card….
I used a double-sided paper from a pad which I bought last year in Wal-Mart. The paper needs to be double-sided as after folding you can always see both sides from whichever way you look at the card. I cut triangles from the opposite side to stick on to the corners.
The image is a Lili of the Valley one from my Just for Girls sketch pad. I coloured it with ProMarkers. It tucks neatly into the corner folds.
The card with the image slips out to reveal the inside…..
I added a piece of plain card so that I could stamp a greeting…..
On the back, the folds create a little pocket and I made a small tag so that it could be used to add a message, in the way that Wenche had done….
I cut rectangles from the opposite side of the paper to stick on to add more interest.
I enjoyed following the inspiration of these two Scandinavian bloggers and hope I did them both justice.
Thanks for looking.