Some friends recently lost their father/father-in-law, and I wanted to make a special sympathy card for them. I decided to make a card using a Silhouette Design Studio file in my Silhouette Card Making & Paper Crafts FB group called a "Side Panel Fold Card." A big shout out to Sabine Harris who created and shared the file in our group. If you have a cutting machine and like to make fun fold cards, I highly recommend joining the group as there are many free files available and loads of helpful tips and inspiration in the group.
I chose white card stock for the base and then used black cardstock for the first layer and brushed gold card stock for the next layer. I used the Spellbinders Stitched Medallion die to create the focal point. I die cut the die and its matching frame in black card stock and then die cut the frame alone using gold card stock I created by adhering metallic gold duct tape to white card stock and then die cutting it. I used the same technique for the "prayers" die cut. I saw that idea on Lydia Fieldler's blog Understand Blue. She mentioned it had the same effect as foiling a die cut, and it's absolutely brilliant! Here's a link to the tape she recommended (it's what I used for this card): AmazonSmile: Metallic Tape Mirror Tape Duct Tape DIY Decorative Tapes, 2.4 Inches x 55 Yards (Gold) : Industrial & Scientific. I chose some metallic gold thread and began stitching the die cut. This was my first time to stitch a die cut, and I actually really enjoyed it. My new year's resolution is to use what I have in terms of craft supplies, but eventually I would like to purchase more stitching dies in the future because I really like the effect and find it relaxing to do the stitching. For now, I'll content myself with using this die and branching out to try using the We R Memory Keepers stitching tools I bought ages ago and haven't touched 😁!
After completing the stitching on the die, I adhered it to the gold frame I had die cut earlier. Then I adhered the focal point to the card and adhered the die cut "prayers" on top of it with glue dots. The "prayers" die cut and stamped sentiments come from a Hero Arts stamp and die set.
Back of the card:
Close up of the die cuts and stitching:
Folded flat (I didn't think to take this picture until I had already written my note to my friends on the inside):
Challenges I'm entering:
Double Trouble Paper Crafting (doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com): Thing 1: sewing
****Pammie's Inky Pinkies**** **********Challenges********** (pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com): ATG (1/3; ends Jan. 30) C10
Word Art Wednesday: ATG (1/5 for the week; 1/10 for the challenge; ends Jan. 31)
Creative Creases Challenge Archives - Secrets to Stamping (secretstamper.com): ATG with a fun fold (ends Feb. 1)
Gem of A Craft Challenge (pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com): ATG (1/3; ends Feb. 3)
Colorful Options: Black
Let's Craft and Create (letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com): Black and White (ends at the end of the month)
digidesignchallengeblog (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com): Make it sparkle (I used metallic thread and gold paper) (ends Feb. 3)
No more challenges