Welcome! Today I am bringing back an old card design and giving it a fresh new look. These bridge cards can be made with any supplies and are simple to make!
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]
Bridge cards are great when you want a special card that someone can put on display. In my video, I share the simple directions – be sure to watch it! All of today’s cards flatten and fit into an A2 envelope.
My first card is a landscape 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ bridge card. (The background piece is 4 1/4″ x 8″ and scored at 1 1/4″ and 2 1/2″ from each end.)
I inked the background piece with my Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes, WPlus9 Dye Ink, and the Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days Stencil for a soft look. All the stamped images are from the new-and-oh-so-cute WPlus9 Neighbors Stamp Set (SSS | WP9) and were colored with my Copic Markers.
If you look closely, there is a second layer in there for added dimension. The trees in the background are attached to it. (This piece is 3 1/2″ wide and scored 1/4″ from each end.)
My next card is a portrait 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ bridge card. (The background piece is 5 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 3/4″ and 1 1/2″ from each end.)
I again used images from the WPlus9 Neighbors Stamp Set (SSS | WP9) and a sentiment from the WPlus9 Welcome Wreath Stamp Set (SSS | WP9) and Butterfly Mandala Stamp Set (SSS | WP9). The background features the amazzzzzing WPlus9 Stitched Ironworks Die (SSS | WP9). This die will be on my 2019 favorites list!
If you look closely, there a second layer with trees attached. (This piece is 3 1/4″ wide… scored at 1/4″ from each end.)
Here is what it looks like from above…
Oh… and I added Glossy Accents to the windows for shine.
This next card base was created in the same way. The front features a WPlus9 Welcome Wreath Stamp Set (SSS | WP9) wreath. I added a die cut banner (the die I used is discontinued – sorry – but the Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banner Die is similar!) The “hello” die cut is from the WPlus9 Basic Greeting Die (SSS | WP9). This is an older set that I have used lots over the years! The white heat embossed sentiments are from the WPlus9 Welcome Wreath Stamp Set (SSS | WP9) also.
I attached the banner so it acted at the bridge across the card.
Isn’t that WPlus9 Welcome Wreath Stamp Set (SSS | WP9) wreath so pretty!?
For a couple of my cards, I attached a top folding notecard to the back to hide my personal message. On the others, I just wrote my message directly on the back. Either way works great.
My last two cards are just variations of the previous. In this case I used the WPlus9 Stitched Ironworks Die (SSS | WP9) on the background. I can’t get enough of that die! The label die cut is from the WPlus9 Onward & Upward Die Set (SSS | WP9) and all the stamps are from the WPlus9 Thinking of You Stamp Set (SSS | WP9).
These cards just have one layer of bridge. You can see here the impression the WPlus9 Onward & Upward Die (SSS | WP9) makes on the outside edge of the white die cut.
And my last card is very similar, but a landscape version.
This time I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (SSS | SB) to foil with the WPlus9 Onward & Upward Die (SSS | WP9). Adds a great touch!
And by the way, all of today’s cards flatten and fit nicely into an A2 envelope!
I would love to see any bridge card designs you create. Share them on instagram with the hashtag #sharehandmadekindness.
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the WPlus9 products and the products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.