Monday, January 7, 2019

Inspire Me Monday ~ Wrap it



Hello and Happy New Year!!!  Tosh here, and I'm excited to bring you some new inspiration today.  As card makers, we are used to picking out an image, deciding on a layout and how to frame it using dies, fussy cutting, or just leaving it as is on a one layer card.  We also can "chop off" part of an image with diecutting or just letting it float off of the side of our card.  

Well, today, I thought it would be fun to wrap the image around the card (or over the top) to leave a little surprise for the recipient on the back.  I started by stamping the Artistic Bouquet image on a full sheet of cardstock (you can cut yours to size before stamping if you'd like.).  


I then trimmed it to the size I wanted and folded it where I wanted the image to land on the front and back side of my card.  Here's what is going to be the front of my card:


And here is the back side. You don't have to fold it until after all your coloring is done, but I wanted to get a feel of how it was showing on both sides as I colored it.


After I finished coloring it, I diecut a border on each end and adhered two separate scored panels to the inside to hide where the Copics soaked into the cardstock.  At the top of the post, I shared the front of the card, and here is the back...


Lastly, I wanted to show you what it looks like fully opened. 


Thanks so much for visiting.  I hope you'll give this a try.  
Happy Stamping!!
Tosh

10 comments:

Holstein said...

This is one gorgeous creation!!!! The coloring and design is total eye candy.

Julie Koerber said...

Brilliant! Thanks Tosh for helping us see the big picture in cardmaking! It's not always about just the front. This is a true beauty and I love the pop of blue to help that image sing! ;-) Thanks for sharing!!

Marcella Hawley said...

Tosha!! This is absolutely precious — and a wonderful reminder that a card is a 3-D, interactive item, with multiple areas to add a touch of "surprise". Well done — and gorgeously colored!! Thank you so much, my dear.

Helen Budz said...

Love this design idea and the resulting card. I'll definitely be trying this. tfs

Henriëtte said...

Stunning card Tosha and what a great idea, love it. Your colouring is also awesome just like the stamp.
Thank you so much for sharing.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, what a stunning card and amazing coloring! I agree that it's wonderful to see both the front and back of the card with a wonderful display of beauty! WOW! You are so creative, and I love it...and you! Hugs and love! xoxo

Char K said...

love this idea and how yours turned out!

Sathya said...

Absolutely love the card!! Wonderful coloring and the diecut borders, scored card base are such clever additions!!

Bunny said...

This is really lovely. Your colors are amazing.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful set of cards, Tosha.