This week the challenge over at Bitten by the Bug is to use this sweet little snail from Walk In My Garden. I made mine a girl snail complete with a bow in her "hair" and "earrings". LOL!!!
I used a Sizzix rubon face (just half) and then gave her some blush using my pink Copic marker. I also used some crackle paper from Raspberry Road Designs. The glitter paper is DCWV glitter stack.
I made the medallion using my Nesties and I printed the sentiment from the computer. Lastly I added a few rhinestones and covered the center circle with Diamond Glaze.
Now, on to how I make the shaped card with a folding hinge so the card can stand freely.
First I cut out all my pieces and do all the tiny detail work before I put them all together.
Next, I score for the "hinge". I chose to use the tail because it was the center most part of the card that would work best for the hinged area.
NOTE: The score line will be on your back or inside piece ONLY!
Now apply glue to the tail area, being careful not to get glue on the hinge line.
Place the front and back together and hold for a few seconds till the glue sets.
Now your card should look like this when open.
(Pardon the rainbow of colors, I have no idea what I did!! LOL!)
This is the top view when card is standing and open.
You can see here I used pop dots to put on the front piece of the snail body.
Most of the time you can make any cut into a shaped card....just find the part of the shape that will work for your hinge. I usually pinch that area with my fingers and stand it up to see if it will work, then score and glue.
I hope this help the ladies that have emailed me to better understand how it is I make the shaped cards without using the Design Studio.
Be sure to surf on over to BBTB and see all the other designer's creations.....they are amazing...as usual!!! Thanks for dropping in to see me today, please join me tomorrow for more card FUN! HUGS!!