Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Watercolor Wings with New In-Colors!

Hi Friends!

When I first saw the new 2017-2019 In-Colors, the first one that caught my eye was Lemon Lime Twist - so different than anything else in our color collections!  It's so bright and vibrant, I just couldn't wait to use & share it.

I mixed up Lemon Lime Twist with Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo - what do you think?  The designer paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Stack.  The stack has four patterns in all five of the new In-Colors - sweet!  The faceted gems are new, too - they come in clear or gold.

This is a fabulous fancy-fold card that I CASE'd from Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek.  I changed up the colors but thought everything else about this card was perfect from the get-go!

Here's the inside of this card - can you see why I love it?  Not only is there a big "Wow" factor, but it's super easy to make!  Here we go:

You'll need to stamp four of the largest butterflies from Watercolor Wings.  I used four stamps to create this image.  1) Stamp the wingtips in Lemon Lime Twist;  2) Stamp the insides of the wings in Flirty Flamingo;  3) Add the wing accents in Melon Mambo.  Die-cut the butterfly, then come back and stamp the body.  If you have a favorite, save it for the card front.  Fold the other 3 down the center of the body, matching the wingtips, and crease with your bone folder.  I scored down the center of each to make the folding easier.

Add a glue dot as shown here to the first butterfly and adhere it to the second.  Repeat with the third butterfly.

Add a glue dot to the wingtip of the first butterfly and place it inside your card about 3/4" from the corner.  Add another glue dot to the third butterfly, close the card front and press firmly.

The inside sentiment is part of the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  So much fun!  You'll want to make multiples of this card...some to keep and some to send!  

I adhered the front butterfly with Dimensionals to make it look like it was flying right off the card! The smaller butterfly on the envelope is also part of the Watercolor Wings stamp set.

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Happy stamping,

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lift Me Up with a Double Flap Fold

Hey Stampers,

I have a different type of card to share today - who doesn't love a fancy fold?!

It's called a Double Flap Fold, and was inspired by an Easter card made by Dawn Griffith.  I'm still on a mission to use up those designer papers!  It's amazing how many cards you can make from a single paper pack - they really are a great value.  This designer paper from Sale-a-Bration was the best value of all (free)!!  I've made dozens of cards from this paper in my classes and for my own personal use.

Without further delay, these are the pieces you will need to make this card:

1 piece Peekaboo Peach cs, 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
1 piece Whisper White cs 4" x 5-1/4"
1 piece Night of Navy cs 4" x 3-1/2", scored on the long side at 1/2"
1 piece Watermelon Wonder cs 3-1/2" x 3", scored on the long side at 1/2"
1 piece Whisper White cs 1" x 4"
Extra scraps of Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron cardstocks
2 strips designer paper 1/2" x 4"
1 piece designer paper 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
1 piece designer paper 3" x 3"

I used Carried Away Designer Series Paper (a Sale-a-Bration item).

Begin by adhering the 1/2" strips of designer paper to the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece.  If you want to do any stamping on the inside of your card, now is the time.  All of the stamping on this card uses the Lift Me Up stamp setI used Night of Navy and Smoky Slate to stamp a balloon and clouds - see photo below.

Fold the Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder cardstocks on the 1/2" scorelines.  Center the designer papers and adhere with Snail adhesive.

Center both decorated pieces of cardstock on the card front as shown here.  Using Tear & Tape adhesive, adhere the 1/2" folded sections to the back of the card front as shown.  Adhere these 3 sections as one assembled unit to the Peekaboo Peach card base.

The embellishment on the card front was assembled and then attached as a unit.  Die-cut one Stitched Shape Oval from Whisper White and randomly stamp clouds in Smoky Slate.  Stamp two balloons using Night of Navy ink, one on Peekaboo Peach cs and the other on Mint Macaron cs.  Die-cut the balloons using the Up & Away Thinlits.  Flag the end of the 1" x 4" Whisper White strip with the Triple Banner Punch and stamp the sentiment using Night of Navy ink.  Assemble these 4 pieces using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Adhere the embellishment to the smaller (Watermelon Wonder) flap.

The last step is to stamp and die-cut one cloud in Smoky Slate on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Adhere it to the larger (Night of Navy) flap using Dimensionals, placing it so that the edge of the cloud overlaps the oval to hold the flaps closed.

I hope you will give this fun card a try -  mix it up by changing the cardstock colors to match the designer papers you have on hand!

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