The newest scoreboard die by Eileen Hull is the Folio Book die which is another wonderful addition to her collection of creative dies. Along with the main folio die are different thinlit sets. The first of these are the Mandala motif and a set called page pocket and flowers. These thinlet dies were used for this card design and will share some of the uses in this post.
NOTE: This card uses a gel press print that was previously created along with several others on a day spent playing with gel printing and stamping. The print was large enough to use the majority of the print as elements on the outside, inside and envelope. Again, I chose to include a bit of fabric. A torn piece of homespun muslin becomes the first layer on the card front. The inside message also has a small piece of fabric as a layer.
The flower embellishment instructions can be found it the previous post from this blog called, "Working With Cereal Bags".
Here are the steps to create the card:
- Prepare the fabric for the layer on the front and inside. Iron and reshape if neccesary.
- Tear the the gel-print to fit. Tear the paper randomly or use a tearing ruler or deckle edge decorative scissors.
- Make a mask/stencil with the mandala design. TIP: I used the release paper from iron-on fusible to make my mask. It is a thin paper, but the coating on it works well for cutting and stenciling with paint.
- Use the mandala mask/stencil to add the design as a shadow to the print. The design can also be used on the inside of the card if desired.
- When all components are ready, position them to the front of the card. TIP: They can be put in place with glue, double-sided adhesive tape and even stitched on with a sewing machine.
- Add a strip of coordinating washi tape onto the front, vertically, before adding and embellishment of choice.
- Use the mandala mask if desired to stencil the pattern onto the inside of the card if any fashion.
- Stamp a sentiment/verse onto paper or other material.
- Layer the stamped image onto a torn piece of fabric.
- Layer these onto a torn piece of the gel print paper.
- Run a strip of the washi tape horizontally across the inside.
- Attach the three layered piece over the washi strip.
- Add a corner pocket to the card using the pocket thinlit.
- Cover a square of card stock with a coordinating washi tape.
- Die cut the corner design from the tape covered paper piece.
- Use a bone folder to go over the crease line at the 2 sides to help with folding them in.
- Add a strip of washi tape and a strip left from the gel-print to the envelope flap.