Hello everyone! I-Crafter has a new release out today and boy oh boy it is so great! This card was created using the Tunnel Card Inset, Snow Globe Add On that is part of this release! I was inspired by a Jennifer McGuire video to make this accordion fold out card. I have to say, it was easier than it looks.
The first step was to cut 2 white cardstock panels one measuring 6.5 x 3.5
and then scored the while length at the 3.25" mark. The other white panel measuring 6.5" x 3.25. I stacked the white layers with the larger one on top then die cut the first layer of the snow globe. Because I was adding a shaker element to the first layer, I had to die cut 2 identical panels that the shaker bag would fit between. All I did was stack 2 white panels, place the die on top in the position I wanted, then ran them through my die cutting machine.
I then created a shaker bag using my fuse tool and a spare acetate scrapbook page protector. I filled the bag with clear chunky glitter then sealed the top of the bag. I recommend the chunky glitter because it lays flat so you don't need any foam tape in order to allow for movement when shaking the card. With the shaker bag finished, I adhered it to the back of the top layer making sure that the whole snow globe opening was covered. I then adhered my matching snow globe layer over the shaker bag layer, encasing the bag in between. That way you do not see the edges of the bag when you open the card.
For the next layer, I chose a light blue cardstock and cut it to the mini slimline size. With the score line on the right side, I then used the top snow globe layer as a guide to line up where to die cut the snowman.
Then I folded along the score line away (back) from the card front creating a lip. I adhered the panels together along the lip of the snow globe panel making sure to have the white lip adhere to the back of the snowman panel.
Next, I created the back, final card layer. I chose a darker blue cardstock for this layer. This time, I used the snowman layer as a guide to line up the snowflake die. In the first picture below, you can see that I added washi tape to the flat side of the die. I then lined up my blue panel over top and pushed down to adhere the washi. Then I carefully lifted the panel making sure not to shift the die.
After the last layer was die cut, I adhered it to the snowman layer. Again, I folded along the score line away from the front of the card but this time I adhered my new layer to the front side of the lip. This will allow it to fold back behind the snowman.
With all three card layers adhered, it was time to make and add the embellishments to each layer.
On the front of the card, I die cut the snow globe base out of brown cardstock that I had stamped a woodgrain pattern on. Then adhered it to the bottom of the globe. I also added 3 of the snowflakes that I saved from die cutting that back layer. Under the globe I added the words from the set that I had cut from the light blue card stock and one more snowflake.
On the second layer, I die cut and adhered the add ons for the snowman.
I wanted the final layer to look like a winter scene so I die cut 3 pine trees using the tree die from the set. I used 2 shades of dark green. Then I created a snowy hill for the trees to stand on. I freehand drew a swoop then used scissors to cut it out and adhered it below the snowflakes. Next, I adhered the trees on the hill with the dark tree in the back. I made sure not to have the trees overlap the snowflakes.
To make the card flow better, I created a snow hill for my snowman layer as well. Added it under the snowman to finish off the card.
Thanks so much for visiting. I had such fun creating this mini slimline accordion card. I hope this inspires you to try this out yourself! Please stop by again for more inspiration.
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