Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Winter White Bendi Card

Just wanted to share with you my post at the Classy Cards 'n Such
blog today.
Hello, it's Diane here today at Classy Cards 'n Such blog
to share with you a wonderful card I have made using
the "Bendi Card" tutorial that is on "Splitcoast Stampers", there is also a video  
that is by the designer of the tutorial.  I suggest you watch the video as it is very informative.

I have seen a few versions of this card, in fact while visiting with
my friends from 3 other states to share ideas, not only did I bring this idea along,
but so did one of the other girls with a different version!!

This is really an easy card to do, I did learn a few tips along the way I will share with you.
I think the hardest part is deciding which dies to use!

For my card, I started with white cardstock and covered both the front and back pieces.....
For the outside I used a glitter paper, but it was a very thick paper Tip: I would choose a
thinner piece next time...it was hard to get it to bend.  The inside was covered with a piece
of paper that I  had on hand...that is what  is so fun, you can use anything you choose!
The dies I used on the front of my card are Winter Cabin Landscape by Memory Box
 and Tall Birch by Memory Box
Inside I used

I am giving you a quick tutorial of the measurements to start with.  The way you decorate it
is up to you.  The ideas are endless with all the wonderful die cuts we can purchase.  I will list a few links below for ideas.
You will need to start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock.

Cut this piece at 4 1/4", leaving you with 2 panels measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Cut one of the panels at 2 1/2".  You will now have 1 piece for the base and two pieces for the swinging flaps.

Score 1/2" on each end of the swinging flaps.
Trace a line lightly with pencil at 1/2" at the opposite side of the scored line. Tip:  I made my line slightly wider as I wanted my flap a bit bigger.

  Hand "free cut" two notches. 

Trace a line with pencil on the base piece of cardstock 4" from the end. Tip:  I made mine slightly in more, as I wanted a bit more of a "bend".  Trace a line on the left swinging flap (the bigger one) 2"
from the end.  Mark with pencil on top of those two lines where you will make the slits for the notches to be inserted.  Cut the slits with a hobby blade.  Tip:  I lined up my flaps even with the bottom, and the notches to the markings, so I knew exactly where to cut my slits.

Erase all your pencil lines and marks.  Add Scor-tape to the end of flaps on the scored side.
Hand draw the "valleys" at the top of each flap.  Cut "inside" the trace line, adhere flaps to the
base card.  Decorate as desired.

   A tip for decorating, when covering your slits with paper,
remember to flip your card over and recut them, and also don't cover up your slits with tape, pop ups, etc. when decorating.  Most of all have fun!!

Here are a few links for suggestions for your own Bendi card:
these are just a few suggestions, there are many, many more!!!
Thank you for visiting with me, I'll be back with more inspiration soon!!


jimlynn said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!! This is knock dead gorgeous!!! LOVE it!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, wow, wow!! This is stunning, Diane!! I love the scene you've created!! The design is so fabulous - thank you for the tutorial!! I absolutely love this - it's amazing!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene said...

Oh Diane this is just GORGEOUS! What a smart idea to do it all in white ... such wintery beauty! Awesome job on the tutorial too! So glad you've done these latest tutorials because they are a couple of things that I didn't get good directions on when we were all together. FANTASTIC! You are SO TALENTED! WOW!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my ... Diane this is a new one on me but Fabulous!!! I really love all the dies you used there ... I'll hop over to SCS and take a peek ... Thanks for the inspiration!

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

This is absolutely stunning, Diane!! Thanks so much for sharing your process!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Sherrie K. said...

WOW!!!! What a FABULOUS card!Thanks so much for the tutorial! The details are just BEAUTIFUL!!!
Sherrie K

Primitive Seasons said...

It's beautiful Diane and you did a great job on the tutorial. TFS!


Joan Fricker said...

Gorgeous Diane! Wow. I love it

Shirley said...

Okay, so I saw this card fold on another blog and wondered if I should try it. I think you have sold me. This is gorgeous!!

Claire said...

Wow! What an amazing card..it must have taken your ages. Such a gorgeous Christmas scene you've created.

Kristi said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! This is a piece of art! It's so gorgeous, Diane! Love it,Love it!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Now, that's something I haven't seen. What a fabulous creation! A magnificently beautiful scene, Diane!