Hello crafty friends. Today’s card is something a bit different for me – I don’t very often make cards with fancy folds, although this isn’t too much of a stretch as it’s a fairly straightforward easel card. I’ve taken inspiration for this little offering from a couple of current challenges. I picked up the overall style, including the pink flower with black & gold, from The Card Concept‘s photo and teamed it with three items from Festive Friday‘s list to celebrate their 100th challenge (actually there are four in the card – celebration, gold, fancy fold & patterned paper!)
I started with an A6 card blank and scored an additional fold lengthways on the front, to give me the easel fold. I cut a couple of pieces of paper from Stampin’ Up!’s ‘golden honey’ set (now retired) and ran a black Sharpie around the edges before attaching the larger piece to the base of the card and the smaller strip onto the front panel.
I then stamped the three main flowers from SU’s ‘artistically inked’ set in ‘picked raspberry Distress Oxide, die cut them and glued them together. I also stamped the double leaf from the set and the smaller bee from the ‘honey bee’ stamps, heat embossing them with WOW’s ‘metallic gold’ powder and then die cutting. I added the bee’s black stripes with a Sharpie, then glued the leaves behind the flower and popped the bee on the flower with a foam pad. I also stamped & die cut the three little flowers (in the ‘picked raspberry’) and then glued everything to the front panel of the card.
The final step was to stamp the sentiment from the ‘honey bee’ set onto white card, layer it on a black piece and attach it to the card base with foam pads so that it acts as the stopper for the easel fold.
Thanks for dropping in. I’m nice and organised with this card as it will be heading to my sister-in-law at the beginning of next month. It’s not very often that I’m this far ahead of the game!