Welcome! I've been working on my MFT March release cards for the last few days, trying to get finished before my Copic teaching trip to Dallas this coming Thursday. Tonight I finally wrapped it up and had a chance to make something that I could share now. Last month I hadn't had a chance to use the MFT Stamps Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set, nor had I ever used the Blueprints Die-namics 28 either. Well, now I've remedied that! ;-)
I knew that I wanted to use patterned paper on my thank you card for a special friend's mother, but I was concerned that using a flapped die might now work well without a more substantial weight of paper for the flap. To alleviate the problem of thinner patterned paper, I used my X-Press It 1/4" High Tack Double Sided Tape to adhere my patterned paper layer to a layer of cardstock before cutting the flapped card front. By using high tack tape rather than glue, I didn't have to worry about getting stickiness all over my die--always a good thing. (And at $3.95 for 55 yards, it's a good deal too!) Patterned paper is the Tranquil Textures paper pack.
My next issue was that I wanted to add dimension to the layer under the flap, so I knew that I needed to use foam tape to lift that flapped layer to make room for the dimensional layers underneath the flap. Here I used the X-Press It 1/2" High Tack Foam Tape. I go through my share of foam tape. . .
Next I masked an area on my card base that was slightly larger than the window opening of my flap and used my Copic Airbrush System to create a background on which to stamp flowers. Here I've use BG05 for most of the sky and B63 toward the bottom. (I ended up adding some G43 a little later to the very bottom as well.)
Similarly, I airbrushed the inside left, bottom corner so that I could stamp coordinating flowers inside my card. (I should have masked the top flap where it was scored--you can see where I managed to get some overspray of the BG05 there. Oops. . .)
Here's what my card looks like when you lift the front flap. (I didn't realize when I picked this stamp set that it doesn't have a coordinating die set: that meant I had to fussy-cut the two stems that I wanted to be raised.)
And here is the inside.
I'll probably play with flap cards again in the future--they're fun, and I'm pretty sure that my friend's mom will like it! Thanks for stopping by today,