Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Technique Tuesday: Tent Card Tutorial

This tutorial is a little late, but my son is home with me this week so it is hard to find time to get in my craft room.  That being the case, I wanted to make something fun and also easy.  These tent cards are perfect because they are quick to put together and offer so many possibilities.

A tent card is a card that stands on its own.  You can use any size card base.  For this first card the base is 4-1/4" x 11".  You then add a piece of cardstock that is 4-1/4" x 4", scored every inch to make the bottom.  The mountain fold should be in the middle so the two end can adhere to your card base.  There is an excellent tutorial on this card at SplitcoastStampers.

After I made a "Day Card" I thought I should make a "Night Card," as well.  For this card I made the card base 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" so I would end up with a square card.  The bottom piece is still 4-1/4" wide to fit the base, but the length was extended to allow it to stick up into the window.  The pumpkin is attached to the center to add more depth to the scene.

You can see here that the moon and sentiment backing were done with glimmer paper.  To add even more sparkle the stars were added with Silver Dazzling Details.  It is hard to see in the photos, but the different levels of this card give it a real Wow-factor.

Working on these cards, I thought of many other scenes I would like to make with a tent card.  What will you make?

Supplies for "Day Card"
Papers: Whisper White (#100730), Crumb Cake (#120953), Tempting Turquoise (#102067), Daffodil Delight (#119683), Brights DSP (#130134)
Inks: Tempting Turquoise (#126952), Smoky Slate (#131179)
Stamps: Hello Lovely (#130243)
Other Supplies: Big Shot (#113439), Oval Framelits (#129381), Square Lattice Folder (#119976), Wood Grain Folder (#127821), Cupcake Builder Punch (#121807)

Supplies for "Night Card"
Papers: Very Vanilla (#101650),Midnight Muse (#126843), Pumpkin Pie (#105117), Gumball Green (#126840), Glimmer Paper (#124005)
Inks:Pumpkin Pie (#126945), Crumb Cake (#126975)
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (#128748))
Other Supplies: Big Shot (#113439), Circle Framelits (#130911), Wood Grain Folder (#127821), 1" Circle Punch (#119868), 1/2" Circle Punch (#119869), Word Window Punch (#119857), Modern Label Punch (#119849), Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details (#127845)


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