Posted by Magsw, 03 Jan, 2018
You’d never imagine the panoramic scene that opens up from a sweet concertina card blank! Featuring fluffy snow-capped mountains in the dreamiest of pastel hues and subtle textures, it’ll stir up the wanderlust in even the cosiest of homebodies.
1. Glue three A5 card blanks together to create one long concertina card blank. The thicker middle section will give the card more stability. Freehand, cut along the top of the card blanks to form a mountain range shape, snipping several mountain shapes per folded panel. Starting at the highest mountain at the back, cut a selection of papers to fit the individual mountains. Combine Capsule Elements Wood with pearlescent papers and core cardstock for contrast. Layer them on top of each other and stick in place.
2. Adhere some papers to the foreground of the mountains as shown, and cover both sides of the card blank. Stamp the triangular shapes from the Creativity Essentials Geometric Neon set onto bold colours of cardstock and heat emboss with clear powder. Fit some to mountain tops and trim others to form trees. Adhere with tacky glue.
3. Heat emboss the peaks of other mountains with copper or seafoam white embossing powder. Add plain cardstock peaks to the rest. Create more trees with various other stamps, trimming to different shapes and sizes.
4. Cut five zigzag-style pathways from grey cardstock, facing three of the paths in the opposite direction to the original. Ensure that each one is the width of one card blank – trim from an A5 sheet to make this easier. Once all the mountains and peaks are completed, glue the pathways across the card blank, drawing the eye towards the back.
5. Attach the trees to the scene using Anita’s Tacky Glue, positioning some in groups around the pathways. Finally, die cut ‘Adventure awaits’ from adhesive cork sheets, using the Xcut Art Deco Alphabet Dies. Attach to the inside of the card to finish.
Project and how-to instructions by Mags Woodcock. Project originally published in issue 83 of docrafts Creativity magazine.