Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pages Reveal: Cute Lil' Heart Window Card

The Assignment:
Part two of my assignment this month at Pages from the Heart, was to make any type of card I wanted using papers from my kit, which was Authentique's "Gathering" collection. I wanted to play with a different type of fold instead of the standard fold. I saw a card a few months back from Kristina's Werner's blog that used the two halves of the negative space to form the whole shape that I thought was totally adorable. I used that idea as the inspiration for my card.

Heart Window Card
Supply List for Card
Featured Collection: Authentiques’s “Gathering” Collection

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Papers: Authentique
Stickers: Authentique
Ink: ColorBox Chalk
Pen: Pentel
Brads: Making Memories
Other: I hand cut out the hearts

The Details:
This card is made from a base piece of 4 x 12" cardstock. I covered it with a strip of 2 x 12" piece of Authentique's patterned paper and a thin piece of coordinating cardstock. I decorated it with a sticker, a die cut and some brads. I only glued half of the die cut sentiment on the front of the card so that it could still open up. 
Opened View of Card
The fun part is how you fold this card. Going from one edge to the other, I folded the card at 2", 4", 8" and 10" marks. I drew in half a heart along the 2" and 10" folds and cut it out, which opened into a whole heart because of the fold. You can try using a punch also. 

Negative Space Heart
When you fold it back together, the two halves also form a whole heart. This is a quick card to make and you can change it up for other occasions, for example Valentine's Day is coming up. You can also change the shape of the cut out, like into a square and make that a present for a birthday card. The possibilities are endless. I like trying out new shapes and folds for cards, so this was a fun departure from the norm for me. 

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you much scrappiness in your days,


Sheila said...

Very pretty card---I love the little negative heart!

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