Friday, October 10, 2008

Diorama Card for Baby Gavin

This is a horrible picture of a really cute diorama card I made for friends of ours who had a baby boy. She is a new stamper, so I really think she'll like this. Do you like it Julie? I used the Nursery Necessities set. Just above is name on the farthest back layer (the blue one) is a word window with the words "it's a boy" The "water" was made by cutting one piece and tearing another piece of bashful blue and direct to paper inking. DTP (Direct to paper) is when you take your ink pad and rub it directly on your paper. Here's the instructions for a diorama card:

--Cut your back and front pieces to 8 1/2 x 3 and score 2" in from each side
--Cut one middle piece that's 6 1/2 x 3 and score 1" in from each side.
--Using a punch (I used the curly label punch), line the edge of the punch up with the right score line on the middle and the front pieces, then move the punch to the left score line and do the same. Make sure your punch is pushed in all the way to the top so your punches are consistent. Punch out the connecting piece.
--Decorate your pieces.
--Adhere them together by putting adhesive first on the 1" flaps of the middle piece and attaching them to the bottom flaps, which come up. Then apply adhesive to the 2" score flaps on the top piece and adhere to the outside of the bottom flaps.
--The card will fold flat for mailing. You'll need a longer than normal envelope... (3 3/4 x 7 1/2). It's a little bit longer than a check envelope. If you need more info - here's a link to the splitcoast tutorial which has pictures....