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After seeing this past TGIF challenge winner, Bronwyn Eastley’s fancy fold card, I decided to CASE her card and create my own fancy fold card for TGIF #66 Case Your Fave challenge. If you have been keeping up with my previous posts, I attended Scrapbook Expo 2016 held in Duluth, GA. I fell in love with the Heartfelt Creation flowers, dies, and paper stacks. My fiend Cheyenne and I created a side-step card initially featured in Heartfelt Creations gallery but with a few changes (here’s the artist’s post here). We love Marisa Job’s designs! This side-step card creates a unique blend of 3D flowers in a 3D card. I LOVE this card!

Before I post the picture, I should say this was an all day project. Cheyenne had just purchased the stamps, dies, and paper to create sunflower cards and since we do not have a lot of practice flower shaping, it was a long arduous task but very satisfying. We first stamped our flowers on SU! So Saffron cardstock in SU! Soft Suede ink. I sponge daubed my flowers with SU! Hello Honey in the center of each petal and in the center of the flower. I then sponge daubed the edges and the outer portion of the flower center with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress ink. The leaves were stamped with SU! Old Olive ink onto SU! Old Olive cardstock. We shaped the flowers and leaves and set them aside to create the card base. We used SU! Crumb Cake cardstock with Heartfelt Creations Sunflower paper matted on SU! Mossy Meadow cardstock. We cut out some Old Olive from the SU! Swirly Bird dies and a Sizzix die Cheyenne picked up from Hobby Lobby. This was one of the design changes due to neither of us having the corresponding die to match their gallery pic. Once the base was created, I added black beads from Hobby Lobby in the center of my flowers and glitter to my flowers. Note: Add glitter first to your flowers, because the beads held the excess glitter and I had to add extra beads to cover the shine. I placed my flowers on my card and adhered everything together. Now, this sounds very straight forward, but . . . . . Cheyenne and I both are perfectionists to a certain degree, and we just weren’t satisfied with the balance of flowers on our cards. We pulled flowers off and re-adhered them many times until we were satisfied. This was not an easy thing to do because Heartfelt Creations glue is a very strong adhesive. I, also, had to pull the large bottom flower off and move it down so the sentiment was not covered up. Here’s another tip: If you decided to watch a YouTube video to created a specialized fold card, make sure to watch it all the way through. We were following along with the video, when the woman creating the tutorial said she messed up. What!!!!???? She didn’t edit that part out or add text prior to the goof? We had to cut more paper and start over. Sweet Shananigans!


I can’t wait to create more 3D projects using flower shaping!

This week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge is a color challenge:6a00e54f95df92883401b8d121b7dc970c-800wi


On this challenge I wanted to do something a little different. Instead of stamping on Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock, I decided to stamp the sentiment from SU! Friendly Wishes onto a piece of So Saffron cardstock using Soft Suede ink and cut it out using the Labels Framelits dies. I had tried several different looks with the soft suede background mat. I started off just doing nothing to it. It just wasn’t quite right (if you know what I mean); then, I tried stamping the small dot lines from Friendly Wishes in soft suede onto the mat. Yuk! So, I decided to try something else and realized I had used the last piece of cardstock scrap in the size I needed and I didn’t have any full sheets of Soft Suede cardstock. What??? How did that happen? No problem I left the original mat on the card and cut two pieces of Soft Suede cardstock to the width of the card; embossed it with the Scallop embossing folder and adhered the pieces to the Yuk, Yuk piece of cardstock. From there, I stamped a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock with the flower from the same stamp set using Strawberry Slush ink. The card still needed something, but I didn’t want to detract from the sentiment focal point so I cut two small strips of So Saffron and placed them behind the sentiment (I didn’t have any ribbon that worked with this color challenge). Last but not least, I colored in the heart with the Strawberry Slush Stampin’ Write marker. And, here it is: