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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Patchwork Landscapes Bendy Card (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a card featuring the new Patchwork Landscapes stamps, I adore creating scenic cards to these stamps are going to be a big favourite with me, they are such fun and quirky designs. For my first sample this month I decided to try and create a 'Bendy Card' as I'd seen some on my travels and loved the effect. I'm not great at creating fancy folds but this is a really nice easy one.


I used two 6" card blanks to create this and began by stamping the hills in the background on the inside right panel of one of the cards. I closed the card and stamped the little house. Next I took the other card blank, opened it and trimmed the front section off leaving a strip about 2cm to the left of the fold. On the reverse of the right hand panel I stamped the trees and fencing and then used pva glue to stick the scenes together.

I coloured the images with Graph'It markers and then trimmed around the two front images. I worked out roughly where I wanted the 'bends' to go and used my craft knife to cut slits to pop the ends through and create the card shape.


As a finishing touch I added a punched fence and some little paper flowers.

I hope you're enjoying all the beautiful cards from my talented team mates, our new members have certainly created some gorgeous debut projects!
Claire xx

19 comments:

  1. Fantastic card Claire... These stamps are awesome, your scene looks fabulous, Px

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  2. Wow, a beautiful dimensional scene!

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  3. You have created a beautiful scene Claire and I love how you have shaped your card too
    Jackie x

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  4. amazing and clever work claire. beautiful xx

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  5. It's so lovely Claire, like this fold and you've made a great scene with it! xxMiranda

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  6. I loved this the first time I saw it Claire. Simply gorgeous!! It is a gift and a card in one. Fab inspiration.
    Flo xx

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  7. This is very effective Claire - I've not seen this type of fold before but I can understand how it really fits in with your style. Your fence & those little bright flowers (lovely echo of those in the stamped image) add such a lovely touch & & I particularly like the way you have made the hills so dimensional.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. Yah, I love the bendy card fold and you did an exceptional job with it. Such a perfect scene.

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  9. Stunning! Love the bendy card design you have used which showcases the stamps superbly.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Love this creation, absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us, love it very much Karen x

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  11. Heel mooi gedaan leuk model.
    liefs Rianne

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  12. great idea, love the fence to link it all together

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  13. Oh, what a great idea and lovely card!! Coco x

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  14. I haven't tried a bendi card yet.... yours is delightful! Beautiful, soft colors and love the fence on this style card... perfect for bringing it all together!

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  15. This is sooo pretty. All the elements work so well together. Thanks for the instructions as well - I will have a go when I feel brave enough. Cheers, Dianne

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  16. I love this idea and I must try it.

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  17. What a lovely unusual dimensional card and these stamps lend themselves perfectly to this sort of treatment. The picket fence and the pretty flowers go beautifully along the front. I love the height you have given the hills in the background and the colouring is just perfect.

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