Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TrainTalk (tutorial with Train Talk below) and CHF for the Tea Party!

What an awful start to my day!!  I lost my Watermark. Then I went to find it, and couldn't even get into cookies!

The good news, my boss, Amanda, sent another one to me, and I am good to go.  Also, the tutorial I did (my first) loaded, even though Blogger is weird these days.  In addition, the rain has stopped, and my three day headache is gone! WOO-HOO!

Have a good one.  Mine is looking up at last!

Now, since things were going well, I decided to take a stab at the MMTPT challenge!

The challenge involved Tattoos, of all things.  This card is a fashion statement for those of you who have one.  Not for me.  Here you see a thigh with a fancy flourish tattoo, and to show it off, some fishnet hosiery!!  (Might as well see it, right?)

Now I am really done.  Don't forget to take a look at the tutorial.

Joy Fold Card Tutorial

                                              Joy Fold Card Tutorial for Speedy TV


One 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock (yellow - card base)
One 3" x 8" piece of cardstock (red - flap)
One 4" x 5" piece of cardstock or dp (blue patterned)
One 2 3/4" x 4" piece of cardstock or dp (plain blue)
Two 2 3/4" x 3/34" piece of cardstock or dp (yellow - for inside and outside of red flap)

Additional cardstock
optional - punches, versamark

Step 1
Score (yellow base) cardstock 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" at 5 1/2".

Step 2
Score (red flap) cardstock 3" x 8" at 4".

Step 3
Adhere 2 3/4" x 4" (plain blue) to larger side of yellow base.  I versamarked mine first.

Step 4
Adhere 2 3/4" x 4 (patterned) to card front (yellow).

Step 5
Adhere 2 pieces 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"" to flap (red), one inside, one outside.  Stamp first if desired.

Step 6
Adhere back of flap to inside of card (on blue), making sure the fold is on the right.

If you want to secure the flap, stamp or punch, and adhere with a dimensional to keep it closed.

Here's the finished card, using Mark's Finest Papers - A Heinrich Co. set called "Train Tracks".
I hope by adding the colors I used makes it easier for you to see the sizes of the cardstock!!