🙜 Wooden Effect Box Card 🙟
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend :)
Today's card is this really pretty box card that I have made using the same wood effect as I did with my dragonfly card a few days ago.
What I have changed for today's card is, instead of a natural wood colour like before. I have opted for the white wash wood effect. I love the outcome that was achieved and I think the colour of the wood, goes beautifully with the Wisteria Wonder coloured flowers that have been used.
This card does take that little bit longer BUT I think you can agree that this would definitely be a wow card for anyone to receive :)
Here is how I made my card today.
To make the main body of the card, you will need a piece of your chosen card stock.
Measuring 12 x 8 1/2 inches (30 1/2 x 21 1/2 cms)
Place you card stock with the longest side along the top; onto your scoring tool.
Score at 2 3/4 , 5 1/2, 8 1/4 & 11 inches (7, 13 1/2, 21 & 28 cms)
Now with the shorter side at the top
Cut at 2 inches (5 cms) Put this piece to one side until later on.
Place the your card base back on to the scoring tool, with the shorter side at the top.
Score @ 2 3/4 inches (7 cms)
Cut up the score lines of the side that has the shorter square pieces.
Once you have cut up all of the above score lines, you will come to a thin strip at one side of the card stock.
Cut the section off from the same side as you have just cut and wedge into the other section. See photo below.
Turn the card base over and burnish the score lines you have just cut. See photo below :)
With the 2 inch (5 cms) piece you cut off of the base earlier.
Place the the 1 inch (2 1/2 cms) section on the left hand side and cut the piece of card stock at 4 3/4 inches (12 cms).
Turn the piece of card stock around so the shortest side is at the top and cut the piece in half lengthways.
You will end up with two pieces that are 1 inch (2 1/2 cms) wide.
These pieces will be needed later and will be adhered to the inside of your box card.
To make the decorative panels. You will need to cut the following from your chosen card stock:
3 pieces @ 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (6 1/2 x 9 cms)
3 pieces @ 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 cms)
1 piece @ 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches (6 1/2 x 16 cms)
Because I wanted to make a wood effect card, I used Whisper White card stock for my decorative panels.
With a stamp from Timeless Textures and a Smoky Slate ink pad.
(I used the stamp second up from the bottom on the left hand side, to create my wood effect)
I used the stamp off and on technique to create a light wood pattern on all of my panel pieces.
Using a Basic Gray ink pad and the same stamp. I re-stamped over the odd area to create a more detailed wood effect.
Using a dauber/sponge. I inked the edges of each panel piece and each score line on the card base with the Basic Gray ink pad.
To make the flowers and leaves for this card, I used thinlits from the die set Flourishing Thinlits die set.
I used the large flourish with Pear Pizzazz card stock.
The largest and second largest flower dies with Wisteria Wonder card stock.
The leaf cluster with Garden Green card stock.
Now time to build your card.
Fold over the square panels.
Fold over the square panels.
Attach the 3 square panel pieces and the 3 small rectangle pieces to your card base with tear and tape, on the outside.
The remaining panel piece is for the back of the box (The part of the base that you did not burnish earlier)
Attach this piece also with tear and tape on to the inside of the box card.
You can now make the box shape, using tear and tape on the tab.
With the inch wide pieces, you will need to adhere them into the middle of the built up box. See photo below.
Push the card flat to make sure everything is adhered properly and moves smoothly.
Burnish the edges again to make the box shape crisp.
Now time to decorate your box card with what ever you would like.
As you can see I opted for flowers.
To attach your decorations use either tear and tape or a fine tip glue pen. To attach them to the two strips of card stock that you adhered to the inside of your box card.
Important - Be aware of any decorations that go above the back panel of your card. These will make your card taller and will need to be remembered when making your envelope :)
Phew! we are finished! Sorry this tutorial is such a long one. I just didn't want to miss anything out for you all.
I hope today's tutorial is clear to follow but obviously any questions or comments at all. You can get in touch with me through the comments section below, through Facebook or my email. (Email address on main page)
As always I will list all products used for today's card down below. Along with links to the products so you are able to purchase them from my web shop with Stampin' Up.
Anyone wanting a copy of the new catalogue that Stampin' Up are releasing June 1st. Just let me know and I will get one in the post to you for FREE!!!! :) (UK only)
I hope you all have a great day and I will see you all tomorrow.
Take care & Always sparkle
xx x xx