I have been seeing a number of Fence Cards on Social Media and decided to give this style a try. The other ones that I had seen utilized Washi Tape and they seemed a little flimsy. So, I came up with a way to make the card more structurally sound by simply adding a piece of Window Sheet.
The Tulip Dies seemed perfect for this card. However, these versatile dies are on the current Last Chance list. I recommend ordering them, if you don’t already own them. The new catalog that is coming out in May doesn’t contain cool foldable dies like these.
On my second attempt at this Fence Card, I decided to run the fence posts through the Stripes 3D embossing folder. I thought it would give the fence a slightly more realistic feel. (pun not intended – ha ha). That folder comes as a set of two and is also on the Last Chance list. I have found it very useful.
The Window Sheet ends up tucked between a front layer and back layer of horizontal fence posts. The two layers hide the adhesive used to connect everything together. I only ran the front 5 pieces of horizontal fence pieces through the embossing folder. The back 5 pieces are left plain so that they will lay flat. There are no vertical fence posts on the back, only the front.
- Basic White Cardstock cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4
- After scoring the base cut off 2 3/4 off of one end (see video for tip)
- Basic White Cardstock cut 10 strips @ 5 1/2 x 3/8
- Basic White Cardstock cut 2 strips @ 3 1/2 x 1/2
- Basic White Cardstock cut one strip 5 1/2 x 1 7/16 (1/16 inch less than 1 1/2)
- Window Sheet cut at 5 7/16 x 4 3/16
- Highland Heather Cardstock for tulips
- Old Olive for leaves and stems.
- Soft Seafoam scrap for sentiment
I’m a visual learner, perhaps you are too. If you are, you may want to check out my video tutorial. The tutorial is full of tips and tricks on how to create this fun and easy Fence Card. I hope you’ll take a minute to watch the video and leave a comment.
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