Saturday, February 22, 2020

Fancy Folds - Joy card

Welcome back to another Fancy Folds design Team blog hop - its so great to have you with us. Chances are you just popped by from Gina's beautiful blog. . .

This month we are featuring "joy cards" and here is my project:
I love the Timeless Tropical bundle from the Occasions catalogue and it's quite fitting because tropical holidays are definitely on the agenda at Stampin' Up! at the moment.

I made a square joy fold card which is basically a small double card where one car slips inside the other. the openings cross over. I followed Linda Bauwin's easy YouTube tutorial and just adjusted the measurements to suit making it square.

My base card is Soft Sea Foam, I mounted the base card on Basic Black and inserted a mount of Basic Black on the inside. I wanted to frame the main part of the card and pop the bright colours.
The inserted card is also Soft Sea Foam, mounted with a square of Mint Macaron, Basic Black and Whisper White. The original base card (the larger one which closes with spine at the left) is munted with a rectangle of Basic Black and a printed card from the Tropical Oasis Memories and More Card Pack - it has the printed sentiment - the best is yet to come on it and is simply delightful!
I love this sentiment and thought that the leaves frames the hibiscus flowers on the front beautifully. There is also the Tropical Oasis DSP page in a similar design but the colours are not as deep.
The second aspect of the card with the spine folding from the right - I lined this with Basic Black and Whisper White card as this is where the message would be written. I plan to gift this card to a downline who is very close to earning the next Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to the Caribbean. 

The front of the card is stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White card and coloured with Stampin' Blends. I used the hibiscus flower from the Timeless Tropical Stamp set. I used: Dark Poppy Parade, Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Soft Suede, Dark and Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.
For the leaves from the same set I used, Dark Mossy Meadow, Light Old Olive and Dark Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves as I didn't want the little white edge that is generated when you use the In the Tropic Dies.
The sentiment is stamped in Memento Ink using the sentiment from Peaceful Moments stamp set. I added a bit of bling using the sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins pack.
I added a bit of texture with the 8mm Braided Burlap Trim from the Tropical Oasis Suite and created a border at the top and bottom of the front.

I hope you are inspired to try this fold and this suite as they are both beautiful and easy to work with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Shanni xx

Blog Hop Order February 2020

Fiona Carson New Zealand
Gina Connor United Kingdom
Shannean Moncrieff Australia (that's me!)
Mary Ann Rossiter United States
Astrid Hofmann Austria

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