Hi Crafters it’s Caz here today and I am bringing you a fun and comical Rectangle Accordion featuring the adorable Snowball the sheep. Looks like Snowball is looking a bit sheepish as he has forgotten someone’s birthday. Look, he even has blushing cheeks
Instead of assembling this as a usual 3 panel Rectangle Accordion I have stopped connecting the third centre panel and made that into a stationary part of the card that will not swivel. This could also make a nice surface for you to write on or a sentiment or verse.
1. Start by cutting 2 Yellow Accordion Rectangles and one Green one. As you can see I have run the die/paper through with the embossing sandwich to make the built it stitched lines around the edges. Rub a dauber into a brown ink pad and lightly swipe the ink around on the stitch marks to make them more prominent.
2. Attach the first two panels as normal by attaching the right hand side of the first panel to the left side of the second panel, then again the second panel attached to the third panel. I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Tape.
NOTE : You will need to decorate BEFORE attaching the central panels of the Rectangle Accordion.
3. Using the snowball dies I have cut a selection of “Snowballs” in different colours. Three white and one black. Please refer to picture for the different ways I have styled him. It is amazing how little tweaks and differences in colour can really transform this die to look so differently.
4. Cut a rectangle from Rectangle Accordion onto some notepad printed paper and stamp the Farm Greeting Stamps using black ink. Stick this onto the front panel. I have also decorated this front panel with some cut out grass, a cloud and the slightly hiding Snowball.
5. For the second panel I have cut a sheep from black card, a fence from brown card, a bright pink bow and another fluffy cloud.
6. The last panel has been attached to the others with the long side strip BUT I did not attach the inside swiveling panel to the others. I cut the connectors off from the right hand side both the large one all along the side and the small one in the middle. I cut a piece of green card to bit the back of the last panel from behind which makes it a solid card.
7. Decorate the last panel with another Snowball, this one styled slightly different to the others by using just white and using the solid layer as my bottom layer and using the detail layer I have cut the head off and mounted it slightly higher. I have also used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Balloons and another fluffy cloud.
Here are links to what I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs :
Farm Greetings Clears Stamps
Pop it ups Snowball the Sheep
Pop it ups Fence
Clouds – from Tree for all Seasons
Glasses & Bow from Props 1
Party Hat from Props 2
Other Items Used :
Glitter Washi Tape
Frayed Burlap Ink Pad
Pencils for grass
White Chalk Pen
I do hope you have enjoyed my post today. I had real fun making this card and trying to think of new ways to style Snowball.
Until the next time. Happy Crafting!