Well, I saw a template for a card on Lisa Curcio's blog and wanted to give it a try. Take a look:
The unusual fold is that there is a strip down the center portion that is the actual part that opens the card:
Hence the reason for the name--there is not much room for a greeting. But the card is so pretty, it's perfect for a little note to someone special. Let's take a closer look:
The card base is just a quarter-piece of cardstock, 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". There's a layer of Basic Black and then the beautiful Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper. But before adhering that DSP layer, we need to add another piece of Basic Black, measuring 2" x 10-1/4", and scored at 5-1/8". This makes the flipped up piece.
Then I added a different pattern of the same DSP, measuring 1-7/8" x 5". And finally I added the decorating--two poppies cut from Watercolor paper that I had sprinkled with Pigment Sprinkles, and the over-lay piece cut from Real Red. The leaves are Mossy Meadow, cut with the same Poppy Moments dies.
But wait! There's more!
I also needed a birthday card for my son, so decided to create a masculine version of this card:
This time I used the Tropical Oasis DSP. The card base is Early Espresso, with a layer of Soft Sea Foam. Then the DSP (two patterns) and some palm trees, from Timeless Tropical.
I inked the palm fronds in Old Olive, and used a Soft Suede marker for the trunks. Then I took a Shaded Spruce marker and "thumped" the fronds, creating a multi-color look for more depth. The trees were then cut with the In The Tropics dies.
Lots of layering on this card: a Whisper White rectangle cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies, some Braided Burlap Trim and a birthday wish stamped with the Label Me Bold stamps, in Soft Suede. And finally that pineapple--the Tropical Oasis Trinkets are SO cute!
And finished off inside with a little pineapple, this time inked in Daffodil Delight and "thumped" with a Soft Suede marker. 💗
And here are my two cards, side by side:
Which is your favorite?