Today’s cards show how the Add A Flap Fun Fold Technique can be added to a card from either the top or the side.
Of course, I had to switch up the ink colors and test out a Stitched Rectangle Die cut on one, lol.
The side flap version uses Coastal Cabana ink for the waves.
It opens to reveal a scene using the Oceanfront stamp set on the inside of the flap.
And, has a pelican from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set with a Gentle Waves background behind him. To make sure that the Gentle Waves image didn’t show on the front of the card when the flap was closed, I created a mask from typing paper using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
Notice how the flock of birds are included on both images to pull the two together?
Finally, the card opens to reveal a happy birthday message.
As long as I had the Stitched Rectangle Dies out, I decided to use them to die cut the Flap layers on my second card. I really like the look! This card uses Bermuda Bay ink for the waves.
The Oceanfront images looked a bit odd in the sky above the pelican, so I searched for something that would be found in the sky over water and came up with this dragonfly from Dragonfly Gardens.
I really liked the way the inside greeting turned out! The shells are stamped with Sahara Sand ink and are just the right depth behind the Tuxedo Black words.
Watch my Add A Flap Fun Fold Tutorial for directions and dimensions to make this card.