I seen a gorgeous "peek-a-boo" card on Pinterest that caught my attention. Curious... I clicked on it and ended up on Norma's blog. The card Norma had made was gorgeous, but it was big (6" x 6") and uses a lot of card stock It was different to other peek a boo style cards I have done before, a second picture slips into place when the card is opened. So here I reduced the card down to 4" x 6".
The card below was the first one I made, 6" x 6", I think the first card of any style is always a learning curve.
Ok, for a little tutorial on the 6" x 4".
Start with three pieces of cardstock to make up the base. Front 4" x 6", scored at 6". Inside 4" x 9 1/4", scored at 4 5/8". & the Back 4" x 6".
Starting with the front 4" x 9" piece of cardstock, fold at the 6" score line and use the edge as a guide to draw a line with a pencil.
Using a ruler draw another line 1/2" from the edge, then add a line across half way down (2"). You should end up with something that resembles a "H", this is a guideline for cutting out the framelit.
Place framelit between the two vertical lines. I'm using the 5th circle. You can use any shape you like, just remember the framelit must be no wider than 2 1/2".
Run it through the big shot to cut out the circle.
Place a piece of dsp (3 3/4" x 5 3/4") 1/4" smaller onto the front section of the card (over the "H"), fold over the scored section to hold in place and flip it over.
Trace around the circle onto the dsp, then cut it out with the big shot. (Sometimes I find it easier to use the framelit itself for tracing, it also help you see it better when cutting it with the big shot).
Tip: If you're braver than I am... you can stick the dsp to the front of the cardstock then run it through the big shot together to save time (my big shot has been in pieces before, so it doesn't like it... that or I'm just a scaredy cat).
Here I've folded some washi tape in half, sticky side on the outside.
Then snipped off the tip on an angle down towards the spine of the fold.
This creates the ribbon tail.
It's a lot easier to add the washi tape to the dsp before you stick it down, that way you can trim it at the edge or fold it under.
I used the 5th & 6th Circle Framelits together to make a circle frame for the front.
|You can make enough of these frames for all the windows if you like, I just didn't bother to for this card.|
Tombow or Two Way Glue pens are good for small spaces to be glued.
Attach the frame to the window on the card front.
Fold the card Inside (4" x 9 1/4" ) in half (on the 4 5/8" scoreline).
Place the card front over the inside, make sure it's all lined up nicely on the right hand side.
Trace the circle framelit onto the card inside.
Now you have your guide for your first circle on the card inside.
Run it through the big shot to cut the circle framelit out.
Repeat the process onto the other side (back) of the card inside, using the first circle as guide for the next one.
Place the framelit over the second circle on the card inside and cut out with the big shot.
Add your choice of glue to whole first side of the card inside, remember it needs to match up with the circle window on the front of the card.
Stick the card front onto the card inside, lining up the edges and the windows.
You should have something that looks like this.
Open the card and stick a piece of white cardstock cut out with the same 5th Circle Framelit in through the window so that it lands on the 3" section of the card front that folds behind.
Make sure you add adhesive right to the edges of the white circle so that it sticks down well and doesn't get caught. (I stamped, embossed & coloured the image & words first.)
Add a line of sticky strip to the back of the card inside, right along the edge.
Stick the card Back (4" x 6") onto the card.
It should look something like this.
Open the card to give it a test run. If the image slides back into place lining up with the window then it's all good, if not you may need to trim a little bit off. Here you can see mine didn't quite go back into line with the window.
The spine of the card is open, so you can flip out the section with the image and trim it off to suit.
This is how much I ended up cutting off until it would fit properly.
Give it another test run. If you can open the card properly and the image slides into the window you can move on.
Add some glue and attach it through the window of the card front while card is closed.
You May need lift the card inside to make sure the image is properly secured to the back of the card.
I added some extra embellishments to finish off the card.
This isn't a very good photo, but you can see all the stamping has been embossed with silver powder.
This is how the card looks half way open, you can see the second image about to slide in over the first image.
This card is almost the same except for the specialty dsp from all is calm (white with silver spots).
Stamp Set: Holiday Home
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White & some retired dsp that I can't remember the name of : /
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip.
Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Natural & Ivory.
Framelits: Holiday Home & Deco Label.
Punches Decorative Label & Word Window.
Ribbon: Early Espresso.
|Close up of the front.|