As you probably know, hubby and I should have flown to Gibraltar last Monday for a few days break but our flight was cancelled. In my preparations for being away I had made today’s video, edited and had it scheduled to post today i.e.17th July 2022. In the video, you will hear me explain that I’d made this video on my birthday, 8th July because we were going away on 11th July and I’d tell you about our trip when we get back!! LOL!! The good news is that we have re-booked the trip – with a different airline – later in the year! At least it will be a lot cooler than it is out there right now!
Today’s card is super easy and it really is a question of making three individual cards and adhering them all together; making sure you twist the middle card to face the opposite direction. You can make these cards in any sizes you choose as long as your remember to decrease the size between each card by an equal amount. My first card is 5″ x 7″, the second card is 4″ x 6″ and the side card is 3″ x 5″.
To create both of my cards I used the Wonderful World Stamp Set and the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is a stunning bundle which is available until 31st August 2022, while stocks last, as a level 2 Sale-a-bration (SAB) gift. To earn a level 2 gift during SAB you need to place an order of £90/120€ (before delivery).
For my first card, I used a different design from the DSP pack for each of the three cards and for the second card I used the same design for the first and third cards and a co-ordinating design for the middle card. I don’t normally like multi-coloured cards but I do prefer the card with the three different DSP designs – I think!! 😀 To decorate inside the three cards I stamped the three flower stamps from the matching Wonderful World Stamp Set.
I prefer not to stamp images in one colour, like flowers, where there should be two different colours e.g. one colour for the stems and leaves and a colour for the flowerheads. There are obvious exceptions to this is e.g. where the image is being used for resist blending. In the video, I show how easy it is to use more than one colour on a stamp by using our Stampin Write Markers.
I love this technique but there are times when different parts of an image are too close to each other or there are too many different colours needed. To use this technique on these three stamps was real walk in the park! It was so easy and the results are stunning. If you’re new to this technique, please give it a go using scrap paper first. It isn’t difficult and it is so satisfying!
I made a boo boo when I made the first (pink) card. It happened when I stamped the Flirty Flamingo flower image for the middle card. I had stamped the first three images onto scrap paper to get the feel of the stamp and they all worked brilliantly. Then I stamped the rose for the top layer inside the first card and then added the sentiment. Up to this point, I had inked all the flowerheads first and then the leaves!
When it came to the flower in the middle card, I did the leaves first and forgot to do the flowerhead! Needless to say, when I stamped the image, the leaves looked great but the flower head was atrocious! What made my mistake worse was that I had already adhered the top layer inside the card!! To recover from this I decided to add a new Basic White Cardstock (CS) top layer, stamp the flower on a smaller panel, and add a Rich Razzleberry layer.
Then I decided to use the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder on the top layer before adding the image and the layer in the centre. I continued on and completed the third card with the Orchid Oasis flowers (cornflowers?). Once my three cards were adhered together and I looked at the complete card, I decided I liked how I had corrected the middle card and decided to keep it in my video card as part of the actual design!
Personally, I’d write my greeting on the reverse of the card but you could add yours on the inside of any of the three cards, I hope you enjoy today’s card, especially the technique of painting the stamps to colour the images! I wish you a very blessed Sunday and look forward to being back with you soon. In the meantime, please take care, stay safe and happy crafting!
Imperials measurements are suitable for A4 and Letter-size cardstock users.
Basic White Cardstock – card 1: 10” x 7” (25.4cm x 17.8cm)
Scored & folded at 5” (12.7cm)
Basic White Cardstock – card 2: 8” x 6” (20.2cm x 15.2cm)
Scored & folded at 4” (10.1cm)
Basic White Cardstock – card 3: 6” x 5” (15.2cm x 12.6cm)
Scored & folded at 3” (7.51cm)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – card 1: middle layers 2 pieces 4¾” x 6¾” (12cm x 17cm)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – card 2: middle layers 2 pieces 3¾” x 5¾” (9.5cm x 14.5cm)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – card 2: middle layers 2 pieces 2¾” x 4¾” (7cm x 12cm)
Wonderful World Designer Series Paper – card 1: front top layer, design 1: 4⅝” x 6⅝” (11.7cm x 16.7cm)
Wonderful World Designer Series Paper – card 2: front top layer, design 2: 3⅝” x 5⅝” (9.2cm x 14.2cm)
Wonderful World Designer Series Paper – card 3: front top layer, design 1: 2⅝” x 4⅝” (6.7cm x 11.7cm)
Basic White Cardstock – card 1: front top layer 4⅝” x 6⅝” (11.7cm x 16.7cm)
Basic White Cardstock – card 2: front top layer 3⅝” x 5⅝” (9.2cm x 14.2cm)
Basic White Cardstock – card 3: front top layer 2⅝” x 4⅝” (6.7cm x 11.7cm)
Basic White Cardstock – front card 1: scrap for small sentiment
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – front card 1: scrap for small sentiment layer
Basic White Cardstock – inside card 2: image, die-cut Stitched Rectangle die no 3 (1⅞” x 3¼”) (4.8cm x 8.2cm)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – inside card 2: image layer, die-cut Stitched Rectangle die no 4 (2¼” x 3½”) (5.7cm x 8.8cm)
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