Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Fancy Fold card for Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop



Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's been a while since I joined in with a blog hop, so I thought I would join in with this one with Demonstrators all over the world who take part in Kylie and Bruno Bertucci's training program.

Here's my card:

Butterfly Bouquet Triple Arrow card

 I've seen quite a few cards made in this style lately, so I thought I would try it out using the gorgeous butterfly Bouquet bundle and the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series paper (DSP).

I started out with a card base 11" x 5-1/2", which I cut from a sheet of Thick Basic White (A4), and folded in half to make a top folding card. I cut a sheet of the DSP to 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".

On the front I found the centre and made a pencil mark, then cut from that point to the top corners where the score line is.

I cut the DSP the same way, so that they would fit the triangles:
I used a dauber to sponge the edges of the paper with Just Jade ink to give more depth and used Multipurpose Liquid glue to attach them to the triangles and front flap of the card.
The next step was to attach the triangles to the front. I lined them up so when the card was closed the points didn't go past the edges of the card. In the picture it looks like they go over the edges but that is because the flap is slightly open.

The second triangle was glued over the top of the others. I forgot to take a photo of that step, but you can see how they overlap in the finished card above.

For the inside I tried something different, stamping the whole background stamp of the butterflies in Memento black ink over a Post-it note that was put in the centre of the card as a mask.

When the Post-it note is removed there is an area to write a message to the recipient. I decided to draw a black line around the square. I didn't use a rule, but decided to freehand draw the line with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker.

For the front of the card I die cut the largest of the detailed butterflies from the die set and used Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to attach it to the card. I stamped the sentiment from Tasteful Touches in Memento black ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock and die cut it with one of the Tasteful Labels dies.

To finish off the card I used a Matte Black dot on the butterfly and a couple of Jade enamel dots from the 2020 - 2022 In color pack.

It didn't really take long to make the card, and I'm happy with how it came out.

I hope you hop along and be inspired by lots of other Demonstrators taking part.

If you need any supplies to make this card, please head on over to my online shop.

Happy stamping,


Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Dragonflies and Dandelions for card class

Dandy Garden card class cards


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

After having a little break over Christmas and New Year my card making classes have started up again in the studio.

Today I'm sharing the cards we made in the first class for the year, using the Dandy Garden suite of products from Stampin' Up! This is a huge suite, and includes 2 stamp sets one die set, one punch, Designer Series Paper, Laser-cut Paper, Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, embellishments and trim.

For the first card I used one of the printed card bases from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack. The yellow background is already on the card front and is repeated on the envelope flap. I stamped the dandelion image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour in the flowers. I die cut the image with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I then matted the stamped panel onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and wrapped around some of the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim and tied a bow.

The small dragonflies are punched from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Dragonflies punch, and then I added the detail with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker. I used Mini Glue Dots to attach these to the card front.

For the second card I used one of the stamps from the Garden Wishes stamp set to create a repeating pattern on the white panel, which was then matted with Mossy Meadow cardstock. The large die cuts are from the Dandy Wishes dies. I also used the Dandelions 3D embossing folder (from the Annual Catalogue) to emboss the smaller white panels. The greeting is from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set, and the ovals were cut with the new Double Oval Punch from the Annual Catalogue.

For the third card I created the blue panel by applying ink with our new Blending Brushes. The ink colours I used are Pacific Point, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. Then once the inked panel was dry I stamped the dandelion image in Versamark ink and heat set white embossing powder on it. The dragonfly was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white and punched out with the Dragonflies punch. I coloured it using Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The white layer behind the inked panel has been embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. The greeting is from Itty Bitty Birthdays and is punched out with the Classic Label punch.

If you'd like to make these cards and need supplies, here is a list of supplies I used.

Product List
Heat Tool

Happy Stamping,