When I was in middle school, my dad inherited his uncle’s red VW bug, He only had it for about five years before it went to VW Heaven. No, really, it is a place in North Carolina where VWs go when they die. Anyway, when I was really little my parents had a VW camper that they actually took on camping trips. So when I saw the Driving By stamp set in the Sale-a-bration brochure, I had to have it. Yes, it is an outline image set so I have to color it but I’m starting to get the hang of it. I’ve been doing a lot of coloring later and am starting to like it more. So I set out to recreate the two cards.
I decided I wanted to use all three vehicles on the card and thought of this fun fold. I have heard a few names – crossover, split gate. Anyway, to create the card, I started with a standard card base of Coastal Cabana (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8 from each side). I looked at the stamps and realized that the VW bug was taller than the VW camper and the convertible because of the presents. I hate trying to measure using eighths and sixteenths so I decided to cut the strips different heights. The middle strip is 4″ x 2″. The top and bottom 7strips are 4″ x 1 1/2″. With an 1/8″ border all around and between the strips, those measurements worked out perfectly. I then proceeded with stamping and coloring. I stamped the vehicles with my old Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. I then colored using Stampin’ Blends. All the tires are Dark Basic Black and the hub caps and fenders are Light Smoky Slate. Of course I colored the VW bug using Light Real Red. The convertible is Light Melon Mambo and the VW camper is Light Bermuda Bay. I then stamped the sentiment which I pulled from the Special Moments stamp set in Coastal Cabana. I liked it but had to try one more fun fold with these sets.
First off, please excuse the shadows on the photos. I had to quickly take the photo before a Zoom meeting so I didn’t have a lot of time to get the lighting just right. I got the idea for this fun fold from Jeanie Stark. Essentially your take a standard card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and put a slightly smaller card facing the opposite direction inside. The Basic White piece measures 8″ x 5 1/4″ and is scored at 4″. I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out the window on the front of the card. I laid the inside card in the outside card and closed both. I then stamped the VW bug through the window once again using the Archival Basic Black Stampin’ Pad. This time I colored the VW Bug with Light Mango Melody and Dark Real Red. The presents are Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Smoky Slate. I then stamped on the card front with the VW Bug in Coastal Cabana. I ended up with a blank space which was perfect for the sentiment, once again from the Special Moments stamp set.
Once I figured what I wanted to create, these cards came together rather quickly. It is fun using the products from Sale-a-bration. They tend to be a little bit different and who can beat free! Well, the Driving By stamp set is free with a $50 or more purchase. The Special Moments stamp set is free with $100 purchase but there are a lot of sentiments for so many different occasions. I hope you enjoyed these cards. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. And if you haven’t checked out Sale-a-bration, it’s worth a peek.