Thursday 15 September 2022

Thanksgiving Oddball | Stamping Bella

Hi all. Today I'm sharing how I made this Triple Tier Slider Card featuring Thanksgiving Oddball. It's hard to believe we're into September and thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas already. The summer months just flew by. I am welcoming cooler temperatures and amazing autumnal colours but the darker mornings and evenings are not something I am fond of. 

The papers I used on this card are Carta Bella's Homemade with Love. They are quite old at this point, but I recently found them online and bought them again. I love them for all things food related.  

Papers (used -  Carta Bella)
Scoring board and bone folder
Pencil, ruler, eraser
Dies used - Postage Stamp, Pierced Oval, Pierced Rectangle. 

How to:
Stamp Thanksgiving Oddball onto blending card, colour and fussy cut around the outline. Use a craft knife to cut pieces the pieces the scissors can't reach. Set aside to work on the card. 

White card:
Tiers: 4.5" x 11-3/8", 3-1/8" x 10.25", and 3" x 3"

Large tier:  4-3/8" x 3.75"
Middle tier: 3.25" x 3"
Small tier: 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"
Slider mechanisms (x2): 0.5" x 4" 

Score the 4.5" x 11-3/8" piece at 3-7/8" and 7.75"

Score the 3-1/8" x 10.25" piece at 3-3/8" and 6.75"

Fold in the right side on the score line, then fold the left side on top. Crease well with a bone folder. 

Open out the card pieces. On the inside right section of the larger piece, measure in 1" from the 7.75" score line, and the outside edge. At the 1" marks, measure down 0.75" from the top and draw a line down to 3.5" 

On the smaller piece, repeat the step above, measuring in 1" from the score line and outside edge, but measure down from the top and draw a line from 0.25" to 2.5"

Use a craft knife to cut each side of the lines, making slits approx. 1/16" wide. 

Fold up the pieces again and adhere the paper layers to the front of all three layers

Take the two 0.5" x 4" pieces of paper 

Slide the pieces through the slits 

Fold around the card between the slits, not too tightly, and glue the ends together to make the sliding mechanisms. Push the sliding mechanism of the middle tier down to the bottom and apply adhesive to it. 

Take the smallest tier and centre it horizontally, adhering it so that approx 1/8" protrudes at the top. 

Apply adhesive to the inside of the left side, fold in the right side, and then fold the left side down on top of it. 

Repeat the sliding mechanism steps with the large tier, adhering the middle tier to the mechanism but keeping the top flush with the top of the large tier. 

Fold up the  large tier to complete the card base. 

Create a front panel using a postage stamp and rectangle die. 

Stamp the sentiment onto white card and cut out with an oval die. While the die is still in place ink with Antique Linen distress oxide ink. 

Adhere both Thanksgiving Oddball and the sentiment oval to the front panel using foam tape/dots. 

Punch a 1.5" circle from designer paper. Fold in half and cut across the crease line. 

Adhere the half circles each side of the top tier to create a pull tab. 

Decorate the tiers, adding a place to write a personal message on the middle tier. A gift card can be added to the top tier. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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1 comment:

Sandra H said...

Great card and tutorial