Easter is right around the corner, do you have your Easter cards ready? If not I have a cute Easter card to share that has a special fold just for fun.
Here is the front of the card:
Here is the first card opening:
Here is the second card opening:
This is like making a card in a card! To make this card I started with a 9×4 inch piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock. This was scored at 3 1/2 inches. This allows you to place the pretty Designer Series paper on the card stock that is still showing on the front. I used the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper for my card. For the shorter folded side of the card I used the Polka Dots Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add those cute polka dots. For the smaller folded part of the card I used an 8×3 inch piece Wisteria Wonder cardstock folded in half. The stamps used are all from the Hello Easter Stamp set. I stamped the egg on Whisper White cardstock in Lemon Lime Twist. I had to fussy cut the egg since there is no die that fits it. I also used the flower stamps and small dot stamps to fill in parts of the egg with Wisteria Wonder ink. I colored parts of the egg in with Light Daffodil Delight and Light Calypso Coral Blends markers. The inside of the card was stamped with the bunny from the set and some cute tiny little flower accents. I used my Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out the inside stamped image. I stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo because it matches the Light Calypso Coral Blends marker perfectly. I finished things off with pearls and then the card was complete.
I hope this give you some fun inspiration to make a card that is just a little different!
What a week! I am so glad my work week is over! Sitting at my craft desk after a tough week is my therapy. I got right to it tonight and decided to try the new challenge over at SU Only Challenges. This week the challenge is Fun Folds. It was nice to have that as a challenge so I could try something new! I decided to make one more Easter card so here it is:
This card was actually quite simple to make! Once you decide on the dimensions of your card base you can cut a slightly smaller layer and then make squares that same width. The squares are then folded into triangles as you see here. This is kind of like when you do you first fold of making a paper airplane, remember that? 😉 Anyway, you have to leave a small tab on the end of the paper opposite to the triangle so you can slide it in between the base of the card and the layer. That allows you to have the fold for opening the card. I did add a sentiment right behind the center and here is what that looks like:
I must give credit to Linda Heller at Stamping School because I made this card after watching one of her videos on how to do it! If you haven’t checked out Stamping School yet be sure to do so! There is something new to learn from Linda every week!
One thing I did add to my card that Linda did not do is the scallops along the borders of the triangles. I think it really goes well with the scallop circle with the chic on it. I used my Scallop punch to get an extra long piece and then adhered it to the paper. I then snipped off the excess to make it fit. For it to fit in the edge of the triangle you do have to cut the end of the scallops at an angle but it is very easy to figure out.
I hope you like the card! If you want to see more fun fold cards go over the SU Only Challenges and check out all the entries. Maybe you will be inspired to tray and make one!
One more thing…. I totally forgot to post the weekly deals earlier this week! ACK! Sorry about that! So, better late than never, here they are:
I have been sooo busy and unable to post for over a week! First I went to a Scrapbook retreat and I was busy getting my projects done I barely got on the internet! Now I am on vacation and rarely have access to wifi. So while I had the ability to do it I thought I would post one of the fun things I made during the scrapbook retreat. Another card which features the Bokeh technique. This one is more like the what I am seeing many others do rather than the slightly easier version I posted before. You can see it by clicking here.
This was fun to make but takes a little patience. Check it out:
This card requires a number of ink colors, of your choice, and you need to make a circle template. For my card I used So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wisteria Wonder and Pistachio Pudding. You also need white ink and I used the Whisper White Craft ink. Using craft ink means it takes a bit longer to dry which is where the patience comes into play 😉 . To make it I used sponges and used a circular motion to randomly apply all for main colors to may background. I made sure to make it darker in some spots and lighter in others so it would appear to be a varied color background. To make the “bokeh” appearance I then punch out circles of many sizes (1/2 inch all the way up to 2 inch) and used the negative to sponge in the white ink through each size circle. I also randomly added the inked up circles and tried to add more ink on some and less ink on others so it would look as though it is a bit blurred. Once I liked the appearance I let it dry. Well, Actually I took my heat dryer to it for a while but since I used different amounts of ink for the white it needed some time to air dry as well. When the card was completely dry I added a layer of white paper and a layer of the chevron paper in so saffron with the Crisp Cantaloupe Twine. The main stamp set used is For Peep’s Sake and the little flower is from A Happy Hooray. I just really liked the way that flower looked with the Chick.
I encourage you to give this bokeh technique a try because it really makes you feel artistic!