For my card today, I decided the showcase the beautiful flamingos in the Tickled Pink stamp set on a Joy-Fold Card. I used the video tutorial found here for my version of this card. The finished card is 4.25" square. The base cardstock measures 6.25" x 4.25" scored at 4.25" on the long side. The insert piece measures 6" x 3" and is scored at 3" on the long side. The base pieces are decorated with papers from the Blooming Garden Collection Paper Pad. The sentiment was stamped in the middle of an inked die cut Double Stitched Circle. The circle was matted and adhered to the insert piece. The flamingos were stamped and colored with Copics before being die cut with the coordinating Flamingo dies.They were popped up on the sentiment circle. A fine tip black pen was used for faux stitching on each panel.
More papers from the same collection are used on the interior. The birthday sentiment was stamped inside a Stitched Circle die cut. Another Copic colored and die cut flamingo was added to carry the flamingo theme to the inside of the card. The plain cardstock panel allows room for a message to the recipient.
When closed, the left edge of the insert is tucked behind the single fussy cut flower (from one of the patterned papers) that was adhered to a circle die cut before being popped up over the background papers. Three more fussy cut flowers are used as added embellishments. The flower centers have Glossy Accents added to them while the flower petals and the flamingos have a couple coats of clear Wink of Stella to help them shine. As a finishing touch, some sequins topped with stickles were added to the card front.
Our Daily Bread Designs products:
Tickled Pink Stamp Set
Doubled Stitched Circle Dies
Stitched Oval Dies
Blooming Garden Collection Paper Pad
Cardstock - Paper Trey Ink (black card base), Recollections (cream), Georgia Pacific (white for images)
Copic Markers: R00, 01, 02, 11, 12, 20; C0
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick)
Tools/Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp (Moonshine Sequins), Stickles (Star Dust), Glossy Accents, Staedtler Fine Tip Marker (Black), Wink of Stella (clear), Memento Tuxedo Black Marker (used on edges of die cut flamingos)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scor-Pal Challenge #39 - Die Cuts and More Than One Fold (my card has 2 folds - one on the card base and one on the smaller flap card - the Scor-Pal sure makes it easy to get all of them crisp so that the card lays flat)
Crafty Card Challenges #193 - Lots of Layers
Country View Challenges - Things with Wings
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #4 - Anything Goes but must have some type of critter
Crafty Awesomeness Challege - Must have colored image
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - CAS or Fussy & Fancy (obviously I chose the latter *grin*)
SSS Work It Wednesday - Add Sparkle (I used stickles, sequins and Wink of Stella)
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