You don't normally see me doing cards with flips and folds, but today's card is does just that. I really felt like the stamp was begging to be turned into a flip card. I know that it is difficult to tell from the picture on the right, but check out the one below to get a better idea of what this card looks like when it is opened up.
I started with a standard card base out of Not Quite Navy and then scored the front panel down the center. This gets a little tricky in the explanation, but basically I stamped the focal image in Cherry Cobbler CS and then cut it out using the corresponding Window Frames die. (I also stamped the sentiment again on Very Vanilla CS and trimmed it out by hand using scissors.) I used that exact same die to cut half of the front panel up to the front center score line. You can do this by placing the edge of your cutting plate where you want the die to stop cutting. While you are using your Big Shot, go ahead and emboss the front of the card with the Square Lattice folder. I chose this pattern because it is similar to the background of the sentiment.
Next, I covered the inside of the card with a piece of DSP from "Parkers Patterns". I cut a piece of Not Quite Navy CS using the next larger size of Window Frames die to create a frame for the sentiment. I covered the partially cut portion of the front card panel with the matching sentiment. To help keep the card closed, I used a Designer Builder Brad, but I removed the prongs and attached it to the card using a glue dot because I didn't want the prongs to show through the back of the card. This was an afterthought and if I had to do it over, I would attach the brad to the DSP layer before I attached it to the card base. I hope you enjoyed today's card. I think this would make a really great masculine birthday card...or even Father's Day. All you need to do is add the appropriate sentiment in the center.