Cinderella Never Asked For a Prince
Hello Farm Friends! It's Bobbi Lemanski here with a two-scene, gatefold card featuring The Greeting Farm stamp sets and Cinderella! I'm using digi stamps for this project. I like using digis for cardmaking because you can size your characters and images to fit your card's scenes. In this example, I needed my "Cindy" to be the same size on the front and inside the card since she is the same person. :)
Here's a list of the products I'm using:
Chore Day digi set for front panel Cinderella, broom, mop, laundry, spray bottle, pail and outdoor wash line.
Porch 2 digi set for the window
Birthday Boys digi set for the balloon garland and streamers
Birthday Girls digi set for inside panel Cinderella, her dress and streamers.
I hand drew the wood floor and created the custom phrases with my laptop.
Card Base Cuts
For this 5" X 7" gatefold card, I cut out of 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock:
- One card base measuring 11" wide X 5" tall. I scored 2" in from each short side. The middle panel is now 7" wide. The 2" flaps will be used to adhere the "gate" sections.
- Two 3-1/2" wide X 5" tall interior panels for the gate panels. These panels will cover the bleed from the front panels and envelope the 2" flaps.
Note: I use 80lb cardstock (v. 110lb) so that I can double layer the panels to cover the Copic marker bleeding. It keeps the weight down and makes for a nice sturdy card that's not too heavy.
On the outside, Cinderella is busy cleaning. She's got wash on the line outside, a load to fold in the inside, a sponge in her hand and a mop and broom nearby. I used the Chores Anya for the front. When I saw this sweet girl, it reminded me of Cinderella which led to the card idea. To create the front, I simply arranged the digital stamps and added the phrase using Photoshop. You can recreate this using other software such as Microsoft Word, if you do not have Photoshop.
Note: TGF has excellent videos on how to work with digis to help you if digis are new to you.
Copic colors used:
- Cinderella face - E04, E11, E00, E000, R20
- Cinderella hair - E50, E53, E55, E57
- Cinderella clothing - B45, B41, W4, W2, W0, C1
- Wood floor and woodwork - E57, E50, E43, E42, W1, W3
- Laundry basket and laundry - B45, B41, B95, Y24, Y21, C3, C1, YG93, YG91
- Sponge - YR24, Y21
- Pail - R89, R27, R14
- Spray bottle - B45, B41, B21
- Dust pan - C5, C3, C1
- Window - E57, E55, B21, B00, B000, C1, C3
- Mop - R89, YR24, Y21
Before printing the scene, I removed Anya and placed her on a separate sheet. Because this is a gatefold card, I didn't want to slice her in half. Instead, I printed Anya on a separate sheet, backed her with black cardstock to cover the coloring bleed, and fussy cut her out. Once the card was assembled, I placed her over the gatefold opening and popped her up with foam tabs. It gives a nice clean finish when the card is opened. See photo above.
After the front was fully colored, I cut the scene in half at 3-1/2" and attached to my card base's 2" flaps on each side. I used the pre-cut interior panels to envelope the 2" flaps and cover any Copic marker bleed from the front panels.
Inside the Card
For the inside center panel, I assembled and printed my scene using images from the birthday digi sets (listed above) on 80lb cardstock. I cut it down to a 5" X 6-5/8" piece and colored it in with Copics. The scene was adhered to the inside, middle panel of the card base to complete the card.
Copic colors used:
- Cinderella face and hair - See above
- Cinderella dress and shoes - B95, B21, B000
- Streamers and balloon garland - YR30, Y32, Y21 Y00, R21, R20, R00 B41, B21, C3, C1
- Floor - C3, C1, C0, W1, E43
Like Cinderella, let's hope your day ends with a night off and a nice dress... or pajamas if you prefer! Skip the glass, I'll take the fuzzy slippers and jammies. :)
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