This Concertina Fold Card or a Cascading Card is posted on Splitcoast Stampers here. There is one already posted Nov. 5, 2012 here but I wanted to do another one that has some Asian influence in it. Again, original inspiration is from Chris (her blog: CallaLillyStudioBlog.blogspot.com: she calls it her Retail Therapy Birthday - her blog here). Chris has so many different variations of this type of card (all so very clever and cute and I love them all). This birthday card was made for a VERY special gal. The words were cut using my Arial Font on my computer and SCAL computer program, weld and do a shadow and wha-la............instant words. All pieces were inked using brown ink. Finished card size ended up to be 6" x 7". Links to SVG cut files at the end of this posting.
That cute little Kyoto Kutie is a FREE cut file: cute, eh? I love tjhe adhesive flower in her hair. her hands and tea post are from a different SVG cut file: Take Out 4 Two: see the link at the end of this blog.
Closer view of the "Happy":
Closer view of the "Birthday": note it is adhered to a strip of acetate, then popped with a foam strip.
Top View: there is a 1/4" score on the right and left side to allow the card to "expand". This was not part of the original instructions. And, I love the Paper Lantern die from Memory Box - it is just the right size for this card.
Side view: the bamboo SVG cut files from Designs on Cloud 9 were used here.
Bottom view: to enable the poles to stand, I made a 1/2" double layer bar cut out using the Graphic 45 Bird Song: Harmony paper long enough to slip in between the pole layers and cut 3/4" slits in the card base. Yes, double layer for poles and pagoda top were cut for it to be sturdy enough to stand up.
Memory Box Paper Lanterns die used on all 3 layers.Cuttlebug Asian Embossing Folder: the top folder was inked before embossing shown here:More details:
Paper used: DCVW Summer Dream Mat stack, Recollections Kraft, Recollections Ivory SU Old Olive, SU Ruby Red, SU Blush Blossom, SU Grey, Scrap Yellow (for the te kettle handle), Recollections Black, Recollections Red, Graphic 45 Bird Song: Harmony, Washi Paper.
SVG cut files used:
Treasure Box Designs: Take Out For 2 found here (Cut file is on Page 4 at the bottom of "What's New" or do a search)
Designs on Cloud 9: Chinese Takeout found here
Under a Cherry Tree: Kyoto Kuties found here
This card really turned out well.............hope you all liked it, too.