So after I was done with my latest scrapbook page, I kept on going with the Rockabilly Designer Series Paper I was working with since the pack is down to a few pieces and I wanted to see if I could finish it off. This has been one of my favorite past paper pack and I've enjoyed working with it very much. I decided to focus on the cherry part of the paper pack (instead of the rock 'n roll one with the skulls) and was tempted again to make another file folder card.
The card design was based on the Global Design Project Sketch #42. The ideas were flowing and the card came together really quickly. The hiccup came at the end... when I realized that I had placed the round tab at the bottom so it wouldn't be right next to my main focus circle, which meant that the card fold was now on the right and the card was opening the opposite way a regular card usually does. That left me a little puzzled on what to do next. Personally, I liked it the way it was and would just have left it as is, but I know from experience that I would have gotten a lot of comments, either from people signing the card or receiving the card that the fold was wrong. So in order to make lemonade, I got the idea to add a cardstock base underneath with the fold the right way and instead of gluing the first part shut, now it's an accordeon card! On the plus side, I could use this card for a group because it leaves a lot of space for everyone to sign and include a note. I managed to turn my boo-boo into an interesting element of the card.
A lot of the elements used for this card are retired (including the colors, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss, two personal favorites). The cute font for the sentiment is from a new stamp set, though: Floral Phrases. I embossed it in Black Stampin' Emboss Powder to make it stand out more on the red cardstock.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Pensées florales (Floral Phrases), Button Buddies
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Rockabilly
Accessories: Stampin' Write Marker, Designer Washi Tape, Black Baker's Twine,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Envelope,
Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies, Black Glimmer Paper,
Riding Hood Red Satin Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button, File Folder Template (Coluzzle)