Remember, this card I made using Accented Blooms and the Tailored Tag Punch?
I cased myself and changed up the color to the NEW Blueberry Bushel with it’s coordinating DSP and popped up a cardstock tag with a HB sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.
I really like the bold pop of color that the punched out tag creates on this card:)
Such an easy image to stamp with so many sentiments that can fit inside that tag space…
some day I am going to color all those flowers!!!!
Happy Monday to you! I have a fun fold birthday card for you today! And, it has a video, too!
I used to awesome new Broadway Birthday Bundle and the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is the greatest paper- bold colors on one side and gold patterns on the other!
Here’s the video:
* TIP: When I cut for the card, I cut two cards at a time from a whole sheet of Basic Black cardstock so I had a 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock lying on my desk. After the video was made, I saw the 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece I cut off the front of my card on my desk. I thought…hmmmm…that 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ I cut off the the Basic Black could be the actual flap! In the video, I have the flap measuring 2-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ but in the photo below you see the slight difference in the flaps, I just altered the other flap to be 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and the Lovely Lipstick panel on the flap is 2-1/4″ x 4″. Just thought I would share that- no waste!
Basic Black Cardstock Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ with 2-1/2″ cut off from the front right side of the card. Front Flap: 2-3/4″ (or 2-1/2″) x 8-1/2″scored at 4-1/4″ See note above
Lovely Lipstick: 2-1/2″ or (2-1/4″) x 4″ See note above, For WISH 2-3/4″ x 4″
Whisper White: 2-3/4″ x 4″ for Hooray, 2-1/2″ x 4″ for second sign inside
Lemon Lime Twist: 2-1/2″ x 4″ for second sign
Gray Granite: 3/8″ x 3″
DSP: One 2-1/2″ x 4 for inside of back of card and
two 2-3/4″ x 4″ pieces for the front and back of the front flap
Silver Glimmer: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Basic Black Baker’s Twine: 4″
How many of you took notice of the BEAUTIFUL bird on page 169 of the Annual Catalog?
Isn’t it just so calming and peaceful? Perfect image for so many occasions and
for The Paper Papers Challenge # 398– Birds!
I could not wait to get it and try the watercoloring technique that SU explains on that page. I did watercolor it but I am still working on it. Want to see some gorgeous watercoloring painting? Check out my friend, Jodi McKinney’s blog at theLifeInBetween.me. She is a lovely person to follow:)
I will have to channel my inner Jodi and finish it up! Instead of watercoloring, I pulled out my favorite tools- my stampin’ blends! I am not a great shader etc. but I feel like an artist when I use my alcohol markers that perfectly match my SU cardstock, dsp, and inks. No having to buy tons of different shades of other brand markers to find a match with my SU stuff! So glad I never got into that- I would have bought so many markers!!! Instead, I just play with my stampin’ blends knowing that they fit my needs:)