Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Triptych Card

Over the next couple of weeks, we plan on turning up projects suitable for one of the most important people in our lives. Mother's day will be here next month (some countries have already had it) and we hope to jumpstart the holiday with new ideas. Giselle launches our theme with a marvelous alternative to the greeting card.

This is a lovely idea for a greetings card that you want to be just that little bit special.

Paper: Making Memories 5th Avenue
Die-Cuts, Monogram & Stickers: Creative Imaginations Narratives
Chipboard alphabet: Cherry Arte
Paint: Rangers acrylic Paint Dabber
Brads: Making Memories
Ribbon: American Crafts
Rub-ons: American Crafts
Flowers: Prima marketing
Chipboard 9" x 6"
Colorbox Chalk Ink pad
Double sided tape
1.5" Circle Punch


Using the template as a guide cut the triptych shape from a piece of 9" x 6" chipboard
Score & partially fold vertically along the 2 lines shown, giving you 3 x 3" sections
Paint all the edges with the Ranger Dabber & leave to dry
Cover the front and back of the triptych with the Making Memories patterned paper

Add a strip of the Narratives die-cut sticker along the lower edge
Using the punch cut 4 circles from the floral paper and attach to either side of the 2 outside top edges, lining them up on each side of the card
Place the Monogram of your choice at the top right corner and embellish with 3 Prima flowers, with brad in the centres.
Adhere these with double sided tape

Crop 3 photos to 2.75" x 1.75"
Tear 3 pieces of paper so that they're slightly larger than the photos & ink the edges
Glue the photos at an angle onto the torn pieces
Glue one of the mounted photos to each of the 3 sections of the triptych card
Add a blue die-cut border to the lower edge of the card
Add rub-ons and die-cut decorative edges to the photos as required
Glue the title above and below the centre photo
Embellish the triptych with rub-ons, stickers, Prima flowers and brads
Cut 6 pieces of ribbon to 2" lengths, fold in half and secure with brads.
Add these to 2 of the top edges secured with double sided tape


Mireille said...

giselle I have never seen anything like this! Awesome!!
Totally creative!

Em said...

Beautiful work Giselle ;)