Friday, 6 December 2019

Shaped Gate Fold Card - using Good Morning Magnolia - Video Tutorial


I have a really beautiful card to share with you today. I loved creating these ... so much so that I made four! I've created a Video showing you how I did them and you will find that below :o)

I used the Magnolia Blooms stamp set for the sentiment and the Good Morning Magnolia set for the images.


This was my trial card. I used Pretty Peacock for the base and Rococo Rose for the Belly Band and the Flower.

The leaves were coloured with Mossy Meadow. 



The top and bottom edges on all the cards were cut using one of the dies from the coordinating Magnolia Memory die set. This gives the cards a wonderful shape ... helping to make them very special :o)


This is the card I created in the Video. I reversed the colours for this one using Rococo Rose for the base and Pretty Peacock for the Belly Band.

The papers are from the 2019 - 2021 In Colour 6" paper pack.


I stamped the inside flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.


The papers used for the next two cards come from the (now retired) Gingham Gala 6" paper pack. I have so much retired paper leftover and am trying to use some of it up :o)

The colours here are Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather.

The main image was stamped using Versamark ink onto Cardstock Vellum and then heat embossed with White powder. I coloured the images on the reverse using the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. 

The leaves for three of the cards were coloured using Granny Apple Green. I used Soft Suede for all of the stems and Pumpkin Pie for the flower centres on all apart from the final card, where I used Mango Melody.


I changed the inside for these last two cards and used the lovely Border stamp from the Good Morning Magnolia set. I think both ways look really good ... although this was quicker to do than colouring the flowers :o)


Now then .... this final card is just a little different to all my others :o) Obviously, I used different colours ... Calypso Coral and Balmy Blue.

Can you spot the difference? This card was created using 8½" x 11" card - well half a sheet of it anyway.

It's shorter than the others and just a little wider. I wanted to check my measurements for my US and Canadian viewers and instead of creating one from 'scraps' this time I did a 'proper job' :o) It's a super cute size once the edges are shaped!


I used one of the Stitched Shapes Circle dies for the white layer under the main Flower and embossed it using the Country Floral embossing folder. Oh, My Word .... this folder is amazingly gorgeous! This was my first time using it ... but it definitely won't be the last! Once you've added the Flower, you can't see much of the embossing though - I just wanted a little texture on the areas that do show and didn't want to use the Subtle folder ... again! :o)

Here is the Video ...


Measurements

Note: If you use A4 as your standard sheet of card – follow the metric measurements (cms).
If you use 8½” x 11” as your standard sheet of card – follow the imperial measurements (inches).

         
Rococo Rose card base                            ½ an A4 standard sheet of card
                                                                                                (US 8½”x 11”)

Scored on the LONG side at 5.25cm from each side (US 2")


Whisper White (inside)                            14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5” x 4⅛”)
In Colour DSP                                           14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5” x 4⅛”)

The DSP will be trimmed down to 4.7cm  (US 2”) wide (x2)

Belly Band:
Pretty Peacock                                          21cm x 3.8cm     (US 8½” x 1½”)
In Colour DSP                                           6” x 3.4cm           (US 6” x 1⅜")


You will also need some cardstock Vellum for stamping and die-cutting and some more Whisper White and Pretty Peacock card for die-cutting. 




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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Concertina Fold Panel Card - Using Animal Outing


A little while back I created two Concertina Fold Panel Cards using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and coordinating punches. I also created this one at that time using Animal Outing, but I hadn't shared it with you yet other than a brief look in the Videos I created for them. 

I love this style of card and I especially loved creating this one. It's cute and so much fun. 

The card measures 6" x 5" and has some dimension, which is why I created the Box to hold it. 


The papers I used are all from the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper pack which sadly is now retired. I had almost a full pack left and it coordinated so perfectly with this stamp set that I had to use it.


I really like how the front of the card turned out. I have had the Leaf Ribbon for a long time and hadn't used it, so wanted to incorporate it onto this card. It's beautiful ribbon too, really soft and silky.


This is how the card looks when open. I had originally intended to use the stamp set to decorate the panels but some of the images were just a little too wide, so I had to rethink. All the images I used in the end were cut from one of the paper sheets.

My original cards were very dimensional. I included layers that were raised up. I didn't want that for this card, I wanted to keep everything as flat as possible, so all the images and the sentiment were glued flat to the panels.

The Whisper White panels were all ink blended with Pool Party first and then run through my die-cutting machine with the Subtles Dynamic embossing folder. Each of them was layered onto a Crumb Cake mat before being added to the panels.


This is how the card looks from the top.


I added a panel on to the back of the card so there was a space to write a personal message. This was again decorated with an image from the stamp set.

All the images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.


This is the coordinating Box. I used the Delightful Tag Topper punch to create the Tag. The images are again from the stamp set. The Bird images were from the High Tide stamp set.


If you would like to make this style of card and a coordinating box to hold it you will find the Video Tutorials HERE.



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