Monday, March 13, 2017

Ben and Chloe -- Good Friends

I've got another fun fold card to show you today -- a Z Box Fold.  Janja had a card on the CottageCutz blog a couple of weeks ago using both Ben and Chloe, and I knew I wanted to make a card using both of them. 

Supplies used on this card are:

White cardstock - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" plus some scraps for Ben and Chloe
Red cardstock - 4" x 9 3/4"
Black cardstock - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8", 2 7/8" x 4 3/8", 7/8" x 5 1/8", two pieces 7/8" x 2 1/8"
Patterned paper - 2 3/4" x 2 3/4", 2 3/4" x 4 1/4", 3/4" x 5", two pieces 3/4" x 2"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
White gel pen
Clear Wink of Stella brush
Scor-tape, adhesive runner, foam pop dots
CottageCutz stamp/die sets - Ben w/Wheelbarrow of Love, Chloe w/ Flowerpot, Wreath, Flowers

I stamped the images of Ben and Chloe onto a piece of white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers, adding some highlights on Chloe's hearts with a white gel pen.  I also brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the bees flitting around her flowers.  Then I cut them out with the matching dies.

To construct the card, after cutting the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white piece of cardstock, I cut the red panel 4" x 9 3/4".    I placed the panel longways in my paper cutter, with the long end at the 1" mark; and, starting at the 3" mark, I cut a slit down to the 7 1/2" mark. 

Then I placed the panel on my scoring board; and, with the long edge along the top, I scored as follows:  I scored at the 5 1/4" mark;  at the 3" mark, I scored down from the top to the slit; at the 7 1/2" mark, I scored up from the bottom to the slit.

When folded, this is what the card looked like.

I placed some Scor-tape on the back of the right-hand side of the card, as shown below . . .

 . . . and then adhered it to the white panel.

I then cut the black cardstock and patterned paper to the measurements shown above . . .

. . . and adhered them to the card base.

All that was left now was to place Ben and Chloe on their respective panels and stamp the sentiment.

I hope you'd like to make a similar card.  It was lots of fun.

CottageCutz sets used on this card are:


fusiafscrapping said...

These dies are just so beautiful. Your creativity is stunning. Love this card!

Winnie and Patty said...

I've got to try this technique on a card Lois! The little bears are adorable! TFS