FALL, FALL - who doesn’t love it??? Look at all these AH-MAZING colors! Although I love fall so very much, I don’t make many fall cards. This is an opportunity that I could use to make a fall card for someone special. Actually, one of my Gnomies!! (Hehe) Can you guess my fall theme? Yep! Gnomes - I love them so much! Plus, I’m bringing A freebie with me! Are you ready to craft with me? Let’s go!
- Cardstock Warehouse Papers:
- White Lessebo Colours 83lb
- Cherry Lessebo Colours 83lb
- Lime Green Lessebo Colours 83lb
- Flame Lessebo Colours 83lb
- Evergreen Lessebo Colours 83lb
- Canary Lessebo Colours 83lb
- Brown Speckletone 100lb
- Paper Bag Kraft 100lb
- Pitch Black Lessebo Colours 83lb
- Translucent Vellum 48lb
- Bone Folder
- Embossing Powder
- Clear Embossing Ink
- Wet Glue
- Hot Glue
- Foam Dots
- Bendy Card SVG Files + Electronic Cutting Machine
- Accessory Dies (gnome, tree branches, circle)
This card has a lot of tiny details but it is super easy to make. Of course, if you don’t have a gnome die, you can substitute it for any die of your choice. Some options can include a doll or animal die, finding a similar gnome in your cutting machine's options, you can stamp an image and color it, or you can print an image and die cut it. Your choice! There are plenty of options!
Cut out the bendy card SVG file that I’ve included as a free file in the supplies above. 😉 I used white for my base in the front and Paper Bag for covering the back. The list also includes the layering file. Cut those out as well.
Cut out all of your themed pieces and card decorations. In this case, I used the branches and my gnome die set, complete with a coffee mug. So cute!
I find it easier to gather all of the items that I need and set them nearby so I don’t have to keep getting up. Also, if I have it handy when I’m sketching my idea, I won’t forget to actually add it to the project. Because sometimes I can get lazy while I’m working and forget about that extra little piece that I wanted to add.
Now let’s get to work. Layer all of your pieces on top of each other using wet glue. It is important to know that for the bendy card to actually “bend” it will need to be pliable. This is easier with double-sided tape or wet glue. Do not use hot glue or foam tape for this step.
After you’re done layering and while it’s still a bit wet, begin to use your bone folder to curve the pieces. If you don’t have a bone folder you can also use the side of a table, but be careful so it doesn’t tear or buckle.
After you’re done bending the curve, pay attention to the slots. You will want to attach the smaller section (orange) into the larger slot (red) first. Then you can go ahead and attach the larger slot into the base (lime). I do this because it’s easier to secure the little lip on the smaller piece if it’s not attached to the back, so it doesn't slide out. (Sidenote: pay no attention to my photo, I did it backward. That’s why I’m giving you the tip because I forgot.) 🤦🏾♀️
When you are done attaching the smaller and larger parts onto the base, go ahead and attach your Paper Bag back cover. This will hide the flanges (show below).
Finally, go ahead and add the two decorative circle layers on the back. (optional) I’m using this as my writing space for my card. That way the card can be displayed and not show the personal message to the recipient.
Now it’s time to add all of the card decor and other themed pieces. I added my tree branches strategically in the back for a nice “fall” effect. I attached it a little bit with wet glue.
I used foam dimensional dots, wet glue, and hot glue to put my gnome and pumpkin together. I think it turned out absolutely cute!
This is also optional, because the card should speak for itself, but I wanted to add this cute little fall sentiment that I found in my stash. And in order to not take away too much from what’s going on with my fall theme, I decided to wet emboss it on vellum.
This will provide a little bit of transparency. I used a coordinating lime green embossing powder to match my bendy card.
That’s it! We’re all done! This is how it looks standing up. It will display nicely in any area.
I hope you can dig through your stash and find something that goes well with the bendy card. It’s great to use for any occasion. Ideas include, but are not limited to: Birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Anniversary, and much more! It really just depends on the paper colors and embellishments that you use. Enjoy the Bendy card and be sure to tag me if you decide to play with it!
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