(click on the pics to enbiggan)
As I mention in the video, I've made this "buckle" card for years, but always done it by hand, and had to have a template, etc. I love that by using the Mini Windows die set, it's now so quick & easy to get this effect--you could even do multi-buckles (, depending on the height of your card, altho I must admit I am kinda partial to the dainty look of this square card--just feels so boutique chic to me! And, y'all know how I love that! ;)
OK, I do have to stop and gush a tad on the color of this card stock: Pale Rose Card Shoppe by Bazzill. I have been waiting FOREVER for this shade of "blush" pink in a dyed card stock --it's kind of a shell pink. Reminds me of pale pink champagne. Want.to.drink.it.up.
Side Note: For those who may not be aware, white core card stock refers to having the color printed onto the paper surface, and dyed card stock refers to the color being dyed all the way through into the paper fibers.
Then mid-stream, I decided the mittens would look cute if they had stripes, so I took a Clean Color Brush Marker (Pale Gray) (And, yes, they are also available in sets HERE) and just drew them on quickly. Because of the unique REAL brush tip of these particular markers, they look like they were handpainted on! *fist pump*
Pompom snowball? A.DOR.ABLE. *monkey clapping*
I added a couple more shots here so you can see how the right (smaller flap) tucks over the little window/door to create the closure--just click the pics to enbiggan and get a closer look (didn't wanna make you scroll into the great beyond...)
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- Base card: 4.25 x 11"
- Score at 2.5 and 6.75"
I could actually do bulk interactive cards when they're this crazy easy--what about you?