Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday Card of the Day-File Folder Style

Happy Thursday dear friends!
It's been a busy week so I am revisiting the "file folder" technique.
I'm showcasing Michael Strong's mini butterfly and mini dragonfly stamps
Here's my method of making the file folder card:
I cut kraft paper in half
to measure 4.25 x 5.5 inch
 then fold that like a card.
I make tabs with my Envelope Punch Board
then cut away the approximately 1/2 inch wide strip with my paper trimmer.
Before I had the Punch board, I just made the tab with my paper trimmer,
scissors and a corner punch.

Here's a LINK with info on how I used acrylic paints for my background.
I sponged the edges of the painted panels with distress walnut stain ink. 
I attached the layers with dimensional foam.

For the inside of my file folder card, I made a "file" from cardstock. Then sponged dried marigold distress ink over a pieces of the mesh bag (that lemons are packed in from the grocery store). 

Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic paint

Stamps: Michael Strong, Hero Arts, PrintWorks

Inks: distress ripe persimmon, twisted citron, dried marigold, walnut stain


Hetty said...

Loving your file-folder cards, Laura and this one is another great sample of your creativity. You created a beautiful background to the butterfly and dragonfly image and what a lovely sentiment to go with it.

Diane Bouse said...

The orange and green make this so happy. Of course, the dragonfly makes it great.