Friday Focus – Folded Card #3
We’re on video 3 of my Folded Card series for Friday Focus. One more week of folded cards and then we’ll move on to another topic. Anyhow, once again I used Folding Ideas for Cards and Envelopes as a jumping off point for this week’s card. I know a bunch of you have picked up this book, but it’s awesome! I’ve heard from a few of you that you love it as much as I do. :)
Bottom Top Progressive Fold
Since there are three parts to this card, I decided to split the sentiment into three segments. As I was thinking about and planning the card, I thought it would look awesome to have the three main words of the sentiment be larger and more substantial–to make them stand out. I created Silhouette cutting files of the three words “Brilliant,” “Strong,” and “Anything,” using my handwriting. I created the words in Illustrator, took screenshots of them, and then auto-traced them in Silhouette Studio (just like I did in this video).
I got the color scheme for this card directly from the Happier 6×6 paper pad from My Mind’s Eye. Such calm and happy colors. Perfect for a card of encouragement. :)
I mention in the video that I used the Sew Easy tool (I have the starter set, but you can buy separate pieces at Simon Says Stamp). I’m still getting the hang of it and it took a long while to do that portion of the card, so I edited all that out of the video. But no worries, I plan to do a video specifically on it in the near future. :)
Free Silhouette Cutting File Download
If you have a Silhouette, you can download my Brilliant Strong Anything words for free HERE. Make sure you have the most current Silhouette Studio software before opening it.
If you’re looking for a cardstock that works extremely well with digital cutting machines, I highly recommend American Crafts textured cardstock. (Scrapbook.com has a bunch of it on sale at moment–all sorts of colors).
Solid Card Stock: Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!); White (American Crafts)
Patterned Paper: Happier 6×6 pad (My Mind’s Eye)
Brad: Silver brads (Stampin’ Up!)
Circle Punch: 1/2″ Circle Punch (Stampin’ Up!)
Edge Punch: Scallop Sentiment (Fiskars)
Corner Punch: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
White Pen: Signo Broad (Uni-Ball)
Black Pen: Multiliner Pens (Copic)
Cutting Machine: Silhouette
Adhesive: Mono & Mono Multi (Tombow)
Tools: Sew Easy Cross Stitch Piercer, Grey Floss set (We R Memory Keepers)
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