"Thanks, Mom! This is the coolest thing you ever gave me!"
Those are the words my son shouted when I gave him this:
Yes, he loves the Wii, and yes, he has his game on.
I made this for EONAC20. When I read the challenge on Sue Berker's blog, I realized what a rut I've been in with cards. Everything I've made lately is either 4.25" x 5.5" or 4.25" square, with a simple fold. EONAC20 is to try a different fold, one you have never tried or haven't used recently. I immediately thought of a staggered accordion-fold card I saw in a magazine recently and went from there.
The folded piece is 5.5" x 11, scored at the following intervals 1.5, 1.5, 1.75, 1.75, and 2 inches. Scoring is sooooo easy with a ScorPal. Oh, my. Then I cut off the extra half-inch so the last flap is 2 inches. The circles were punched with 1.75" and 2" circle punches.
This uses the Game On set from Clear and Simple Stamps, which I bought after Sue recommended checking out CSS's kid sets. Given Nick's response, I plan on using it more. CSS makes high-quality photopolymer stamps and has some great designs, if you haven't already checked them out. And no, I am not paid to say that. I just like to push stamps. Makes me feel better about having so many myself.
Once I'd made the Coolest Thing I Ever Gave my Son, I decided to make another card with a half-front. The Wii remote stamp gave me the idea. I wanted it to be in the background but not interfere with the Mii winner image. I love how clean and minimalist this turned out, especially when you consider that the black line running down the center was drawn with a marker; it's not a cardstock layer. I rock.
Shot at more of an angle, it's easier to see the construction of the card. The white circle is punched with a 2" punch, and the black circle is cut with a Creative Memories circle cutter. My next punch size up yielded too big a matte and it looked heavy and unbalanced the card. We can't have that, now, can we?
I've got another, different fold to share tomorrow, if I can get it photographed. In the meantime, why not try your hand at EONAC20 yourself. It's fun and has opened up possibilities in a very exciting way!
stamps: Clear and Simple Stamps Game On
ink: Palette noir
paper: PTI white, SU black
accessories: light gray Copic, darker gray and black Bic Mark-It, circle punches, Scor-Pal, CM circle cutter