I love the shape of this cute little caravan, it's my favourite image from the new "Happy Wanderers" set. To make it a little more special, I decided to stamp the image onto a piece of patterned paper and then cut around the main body for a cute, floral pattern. The door and windows, tyres and flags, were all coloured with copic markers.
In Australia, many retirees choose to spend a lot of their time on the open road, travelling to far flung corners of our beautiful country to experience new adventures and meet interesting people. This new clear stamp set is dedicated to all the Happy Wanderers out there, may the road be long and the petrol tank full!
Today's tutorial was requested by a lovely card maker named Sandie. She wanted to learn how to put together a Double M Card, which is similar to a Pop-Up Book Card. Double M cards are wonderful, large display cards that would be perfect for parties where large groups of people want to leave a personalised message. They're also great for displaying lots of fun images and embellishments with the added bonus of folding flat for postage.
1. You'll need one piece of card stock measuring 8" x 6", two pieces of card stock both measuring 41/2" x 6", as well as some patterned paper, embellishments and stamped images for decorating.
2. Place the 8" x 6" piece of card stock horizontally on your desk. Measure and mark a horizontal cut line 11/2" from the top edge of the card stock, starting 2" from the left hand side and finishing 2" from the right hand side. Repeat for the bottom edge. Use a craft knife or trimmer to cut along both lines. (Refer to the template)
3. Now place the card stock horizontally onto your score board. Score at 4", which is half way along the card. This will form the centre fold.
4. The next four score lines will begin under the top cut and end above the bottom cut. Refer to the template for the correct placement. Score at 2", 21/2", 51/2" and 6", remembering to keep these four score lines between the two cut lines.
5. Fold the card in half along the centre score line. Now make a valley fold and a mountain fold on each side of the centre line along the shorter score lines. This will create a centre section that is raised up from the card as in the photos below. Set aside.
6. Working with the two 6" x 41/2" pieces of card stock, score 1/2" along one long edge of each and fold along the score line.
7. These two pieces are attached to either side of the 8" x 6" piece of card stock. Apply adhesive to the 1/2" strip along each 6" x 41/2" piece and secure to either side of the card blank. You want the join to be on the back of the finished card.
8. Your card should look like the one below. Note how the profile looks like two letter M's, one on top of the other, which is where the name of this card originates.
9. Fold the card and press firmly on all the creases.
10. Time to decorate! Lay the card completely flat on the desk in front of you. The first panel will be the front of the card, the next two panels will be the centre of the card, and the last panel will be the back. Decorate as desired.
Photographs and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
The new "Prehistoric Party" is lots of fun to play with. The large cartoon-style images are easy to colour and a breeze to fussy cut making them perfect for 3D style cards... which is what I'm sharing today.
All my kids were fascinated with dinosaurs when they were little. I used to think it was just a quirk of our family, but then we took our oldest to preschool and discovered that almost every other child of the same age was just as fascinated. The teachers must have been well aware of this interest because it was one of the first learning areas they covered. Now my little nephew, the youngest in our extended family, loves to tell me all about T-Rex and Parasaurolophus and gives me wonderful demonstrations of the way their stomp around roaring loudly!
So today's set is dedicated to all the brilliant, and very entertaining, young palaeontologists out there... may they stomp and roar forever.
My designers have created some fabulous cards and projects for the little dino-hunters in their lives. Don't forget to visit their personal blogs for more information about their work and to see other great creations.
Another addition to my hand-coloured stamp catalogue, this time using the "Smooth Seas" clear stamps coloured with Prismacolor pencils. My favourite image in this set is the little seahorse. I love to mask and stamp layers of the image to create a colourful shoal (or would it be a herd?) of seahorses.
This little album is only 4" square, but I packed in as many fold outs, tags and bonus pages as I could. The last photo gives you an idea of all the little hidden spaces for journaling, memorabilia and pictures.
That's two albums down... 10 to go before the year is done!
Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of March 2018 (AEST).
To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to some of the monthly challenges. This month we've got a colour palette for you to use... you can add as much or as little as you like. Remember, it's just an optional extra!
PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
Your project must be created during the month of March 2018 and entered into the challenge during the active challenge period. Due to an automated system, late entries cannot be accepted.
Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies as well as a bonus challenge, such as a card sketch, bingo grid, etc. You DO NOT have to use the image or bonus challenge on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for prizes.
You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish.
At the end of the month three winners will be randomly chosen to receive a $20.00AU store credit for any digital stamps at Beccy's Place. To redeem the store credit, winners must have a Beccy's Place customer account. (Please note, you do not need an account to enter the challenge. It is acceptable to create an account in the event that you win. Accounts can be closed at any time.)
Store credit won during any Beccy's Place challenge is only redeemable for digital stamps.
Entries can be uploaded to the challenge from any hosted site including blogs, online galleries, Google photos, etc. If you do not have access to a hosted site, please feel free to email your photos to me and I will add them from the Beccy's Place Guest blog.
Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.