Monday, January 26, 2015

PTI MIM #198: Three-Panel Cards

It's not unusual for me to be posting my Make It Monday card at the last minute, but it's not very often I enter two challenges in one day (the other being Papertrey's January Blog Hop). Ashley shared her talents with us in a great video explaining how to create three-panel cards from half a sheet of 8-1/2"x11" card stock. Some of you know I've been struggling with a card design for our dear friend's grandson who achieved the level of Eagle Scout. We will be attending his Court of Honor this Saturday so I needed a special card for him, and this challenge fit the bill. Here's the front of my three-panel card:

The white with blue stars background paper I printed from my computer because I sold all my SU inks and don't own any blue ink…yet. Block alphabet dies were used to personalize this for Drake. This top portion was die cut using Edgers #3. The red stripes were stamped using Background Basics: Super Stripes after using my computer to print the words "Eagle Scout" on the white card base. A blue star from Fancy Flakes Dies was adhered to cover up a bit of red that bled onto my white stripe. (I know I should have kept that a secret.) 

(and here's the inside)

"Dreams Believed and Dreams Achieved" from For The Graduate were heat embossed using white embossing powder. It closes with velcro (that's the circle you see above the word "dreams"), but it's so strong I'm not sure I like that. The "Congratulations You Did It!" middle section is a perfect place to write a personal message. A pocket attached to the bottom section will hold a gift card, cash or personal check. This was adhered with Scor-Tape. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, SU Real Red & SU Night of Navy
Ink: Pure Poppy & VersaMark
Stamps: Background Basics: Super Stripes, Boutique Borders: Congrats, and For The Graduate
Dies: Block Alphabet, Edger Dies #3 and Fancy Flakes (star only)
Other: Printer (white w/blue star paper) and Eagle Scout (on front of card), White Embossing Powder, Velcro Circles (stash) and Scor-Tape


Greta said...

What a super card for the challenge!

StephH said...

Kathy, this card is outstanding! Sorry I didn't see it during the MIM that week. Love your Patriotic theme for this card. This young man's achievement is remarkable. Many doors will open for him with this high honor on his resume.