So hard to believe the last Papertrey Blog Hop was Christmas ... with the Valentine's decorations up it seems like forever ago. This month the focus is on playing with color layered on black backgrounds. Fun!
Today's card is also inspired by this CASE Study inspiration card by Amber Kemp-Gerstel. I like how she used the heart to indicate where something is, so I've done the same on my card.
The hearts coming out of the embossed pink line all point to where the recipient is ... off the charts! This can be a Valentine's Day card, Birthday card, or just a Congratulations card (I'd take the hearts out in that case). Although the hearts are very tall, once they are folded down the card dimensions are the same as a standard-sized card. So, it fits in an envelope just fine.
The graph lines on this 3D card are all folded boxes, stamped with Lovely Layers in VersaMark, and cut to different lengths. Each line has an alpha label on the white axis, standing for random people, and then the "u" line in pink is the one off the charts. I'm hoping it's clear enough ... it was in my head anyway : )
The boxes were made by scoring and then folding closed. Just pick the dimensions of your box. I wanted a box that was more thin than wide, so I scored a 1/4" length for the bottom, a 3/8" length for the side, 1/4" for the top, 3/8" for the side, and a length slightly smaller than 1/4" so it can be attached on the bottom and not cause problems with bending.
Then just fold and attach. To make sure you are attaching in the right place, you want to fold the box flat so the ends fall naturally (sorry, should have taken a picture of that instead). Otherwise you may end up with a box that is not squared and won't fold flat.
Here's a look from the side. The grid is stamped in VersaMark and then embossed in clear to give it a nice shine and texture
Like the other recent cards in this unofficial 3D box card series (tiles, bee hexies, notebook paper, and antique bottles), the card folds flat for mailing and storage. Slide the colored boxes to the side and fold the white box up.
Thanks for looking!
stamps: Papertrey Ink Lovely Layers, American Crafts Jared, PSX lower case
dies: Papertrey Ink Mat Stack I
colored paper: all PapertreyInk