Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Keitaro Swing Out Valentine Message

Now here's a card that was fun. The side "Be Mine" was created from my SCAL3 (Sure Cuts a Lot) computer program and cut using my Silhouette Cameo. The font is called Arial cut at 3/4" high. A shadow of the font was created, then it is welded to the inside of a rectangular shape (rectangular shape can be obtained from the SCAL3 library). This was simpler than I thought............yay!!!! I just love these kind of car-razy cards that flip out. Overall size of this card is 5-1/2" x 4". And that wonderful image? Well, it is a cling stamp and of course it is from Sister Stamps release #5 which can be found here on their blog site HERE.

Start to swing out the "Be Mine"

Inside flap fully swung out:

Crystal Effects was added to the string of hearts and on hat. Stamped image is popped with dimensionals. A Sakura Gold Metallic pen is used on the clothing. The following Copic colors used to color Keitaro: W10, R20, E21, R46, O colorless, W4, W6, W1, W3, B18, B32.

Here's a closer look at the SU "build-a-brad" used. The inside of the brad is the same Washi paper on the card front.

To make this card:
(1) 6-1/2 "x 5-1/2" SU Brilliant Blue, score on the 6-1/2" side @ 3-1/4"
(1) 3"x 5-1/4" Bashful Blue Mat
(1) 2-1/2" x 4-3/4" Brilliant Blue Mat
(1) 2-1/4" x 4-1/2" Washi Paper
(1) 2-3/4" x 4-1/2" White for the inside
(1) SVG cut file with "Be Mine" words
(1) set of "Be Mine" letters cut 3/4" high using Arial Font

To make the Brad embellishment: use SU's "build-a-brad". A 1/2" circle punch will fit inside the brad. Because the brad is originally silver color, a gold oil based pen was used to color the brad. Don't use a water based marker because the ink will not "stick".
Use a piercer for the Brad. Add sticky tape only to the inside bottom.

  • Stamps: Sister Stamps Keitaro

  • CS: SU Bashful Blue, SU Brillant Blue, Washi, White

  • Ink: Momento Black

  • Accys: SU Build a Brad (retired), Gold Cord, 1/2" Circle Punch, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Asian Embossing Folder, Piercer, Sticky Tape, 2 way Glue pen, Gold Oil base marker, Sakura Gold Metallic Pen, Copic pens as listed above

Thank you for stopping by and a very happy crafting day to you!!!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

WOW, that's a really cool card.

Jenny said...

OMG Love it!!!

Karli said...

luuuuv this Patti <3 the cleverness of you ;) Hugs~

Jan Castle said...

Oh my! What a fantastic card Patti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!
Paper Hugs,
P.S. Wish you were here to sit down and do a step by step with me - LOL!

Leanne said...

Cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sharon said...

Just when you think you've seen it all, Patti comes up with this incredibly awesome card! THS

Ekg said...

Aloha kaua, Patti, TFS. Your cards are great and your instructions are very easy to follow. Mahalo.