Cauldron Bubble Fancy Fold

Cauldron Bubble Fancy Fold

Cauldrons Bubble, broomsticks twitch; what a night to be a witch. Rusty Rischer It’s almost Happy Halloween time.  I thought we could create this Cauldron Bubble fancy fold together.  A big shout out to fellow demonstrator, Dawn Griffith, for highlighting this double flap fun fold in a recent YouTube video.  When I saw the video, I knew I wanted to put my spin on it and use the new Halloween bundle, Cauldron Bubble.

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I’m about as happy as a witch in a broom factory with the way this card turned out.  Love all the coordinating products Stampin’ Up! included in this suite.  The Toil & Trouble DSP has 6 designs in the package. But beware, it will hard for you to decide which side of the paper to use. So why not, put two packages in your cart! I did think those super cute ghosts were a great choice for this cute card though.

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I colored all the images with our fantastic Stampin’ Blends.  In the “here’s how the magic happens” section at the bottom of this post, I’ll have a coloring legend for you.  That’s just in case you would like to use all my coloring choices.  

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any cuter, untying the bow reveals the little cauldron bubble scene inside the first fold. Don’t you just love that new Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder?  I even stepped it up a notch with our Champagne Shimmer Mist.  I placed a few drops in a Stampin’ Mister, filled it with 70% rubbing alcohol, gave it a shake and spritzed away.  Instant shimmer and shine on both of the embossed panels.

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I think the best way to attach the cute spider web is to back your cardstock, prior to die cutting, with the multipurpose adhesive sheet.  Then when you die cut, you’ve created a spider web sticker.  So much easier to attach to your card, no glue needed, hooray!

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When you open the main panel of the card, it reveals your sentiment and lots of space for you to write a special message to your sweet little ghoul or goblin.

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Stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink insures no bleeding when you color with the Stampin’ Blends. Just be sure to let everything dry throughly and have a silicone craft mat under your card stock to protect your work surface.  

Sit back and relax, while I teach you how to put this cutie together in my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Basic Black CS – 10″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the Happy Halloween and Gorgeous Grape and the stars in Granny Apple Green.
  • Mats – Gorgeous Grape CS – one @4″ 5 1/4″ and one @ 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Toil & Trouble – one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″ and one @ 1″ x 5″, ink the edges of both in Gorgeous Grape ink.
  • Note Card – Thick Whisper White CS – 7″ x 3 1/2″, scored at 3 1/2″
  • Note Card Mats – Granny Apple Green CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and one @ 3″ x 3″.  Emboss one of the 3 1/4″ x3 1/4″ and the 3″ x 3″ mat with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. Basic Black CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Spider Web – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, back with multipurpose adhesive sheet, die cut with the spider web die.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the witch, broom and cauldron in Memento Tuxedo Black, allow to dry.  Stamp the trick or treat and the Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Punch the trick or treat with the 1″ circle punch.  Hand cut and divide the other sentiment.
  • Scallop Circle – Gorgeous Grape CS – punch one 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle
  • Ribbon – 26″, one piece @ 11″ and the other @15″

Coloring Legend – Witch & Broom

  • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend – hair, band on hat and socks, and accents on apron. Straw on the broom.
  • Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend – hat, cape and shoes. After coloring highlight with wink of stella
  • Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend – dress
  • Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend – cuffs on dress
  • Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend – band on socks and apron
  • Ivory Stampin’ Blend – hands and face
  • Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend – Broom Handle

Coloring Legend – Cauldron

  • Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend – cauldron
  • Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend – bubbles
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend – parts of the fire and handles on the cauldron
  • Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend – parts of the fire
  • Wink of Stella on cauldron and bubbles

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Copper Shimmer Paint Technique

Copper Shimmer Paint Technique

Copper Shimmer Paint – YUMMY!!!!! Wait until you see all the fabulous things you can do with this pot of shimmery goodness.  The Dashing Deer was calling out to me, please make me shimmer.  

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I recently participated in a Holiday Catalog Card Swap and received a fantastic double z-fold card from a fellow demonstrator, Julie Mannino.  Lots of folks that saw it on my Alaska Achiever’s Card Swap video, asked that I demo the card.  I loved Julie’s card, but I also wanted to put my spin on the design elements.  I want to thank her so much for the fantastic fold and inspiration.

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Remember, the Copper Shimmer Paint was calling my name.  I broke out my Stamparatus, stamped that fabulous detailed deer in Soft Suede.  Then, shook up my copper shimmer paint, uncapped it to reveal some of the paint in the cap.  I dipped my dauber into the cap and randomly dabbed it on the stamp.  Closed the Stamparatus door once more to stamp.  Opened the door and voila, copper shimmer paint stamped onto my dashing deer.  I LOVE it!!!

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I know it’s really tough to see in the photographs. But, trust me, it’s fantastic and you gotta try it.  It’s one of those ah ha moments.  To give my copper shimmer paint dashing deer even more texture, I embossed the Whisper White mat with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Next, I wanted to stamp those sweet little smaller deer images.

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Can you see that yummy shimmer on the ground?  First, I stamped the images onto the Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede.  The Softly Falling folder was used again, but less snow this time.  Washing on some Shaded Spruce ink with my aqua painter gave a ground for the little deers to stand on.  But, since it was snowing we needed some shimmer on the ground.  So instead of the copper shimmer paint, this time I used our Frost White.  Painting in on with a small paint brush gave me the control I needed to get the effect just right.

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The double z-fold looks dramatic, but is really very each to put together.  I would love to teach you how in my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Merry Merlot CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Z-Fold Panel – Shaded Spruce CS – 3 1/8″ x 10″, scored at 4 1/2″ and 7 1/4″
  • Front Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″, embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Center Mat – Joyous Noel Specialty DSP – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/2″
  • Bottom Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/2″, stamp deer in Soft Suede, then run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.   Wash Shaded Spruce color on with an aqua painter.  Highlight the ground with a paint brush and Frosted White Shimmer Paint.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 4″; run embossing buddy over surface, stamp the sentiment in versa mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Punch out the image with the Everyday Label Punch.  Merry Merlot CS – punch one image using the Everyday Label Punch.  Cut the image in half, lengthwise and set glue the sections to the top and bottom of the sentiment.
  • Deer – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ – Using the Stamparatus, stamp the large detailed deer in Soft Suede.  Ink up a sponge dauber with the Copper Shimmer Paint and dab the shimmer paint onto the stamp.  Stamp again.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die.
  • Flower – Copper Foil Paper and Merry Merlot CS – scraps of each.  Cut one detailed flower from Copper Foil an done solid flower from Merry Merlot. Offset and adhere
  • Refer to the video tutorial for card assembly.

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Sea of Textures Fancy Fold

Sea of Textures Fancy Fold

One of my lovely WOW Club Members asked that I use the Sea of Textures Bundle for her club night project. I’m so glad she did! It was so much fun creating my Sea of Textures Double Z Fold.  

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Can you believe only one stamp was used to achieve this over the top Sea of Textures card?  The framelits are the bomb!  I think I might have purchased the dies just to get that great net image.  

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I knew I wanted to make the card more of a canvas for lots of little sea inspired scenes.  I saw the port hole idea on Pinterest and that started my creative juices flowing.  I love it when your Mojo jumps into gear.  

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In my Sea of Textures design I incorporated the Seaside Embossing folder to create the waves and the Swirly Scribbles dies to accentuate them.  I loved the seaweed stamp in the set and feel like it was the perfect backdrop for all the coral in the box fold.

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To create the two-tone effect on “George”, my little Octopus from the Sea of Textures set, I first stamped him in Tranquil Tide on Very Vanilla card stock.  With my blender pen, I pulled the ink from the stamped image and colored in the bottom portion of his many legs.  Cool effect, don’t you think?

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To enhance the sentiment, I cut an 8″ piece of our fantastic copper ribbon, stretched it out and created that cool net looking embellishment. I know this one has a lot of bits and pieces, but I really love how it came together and would love to teach you how to create your own.  Here’s my FREE how-to video to do just that.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Card Measurements

  • Base – Early Espresso CS – 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”
  • Z-Fold Band – Early Espresso CS – 2 1/8” x 11”, scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”
  • Inside Box Mechanism – Early Espresso CS – 2 1/8” x 11”, scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”, and 10 1/8”
  • Mats – Very Vanilla CS – One @5 3/8” x 4 1/8” and two @ 4 1/8” x 2 5/8”
  • Embossed Mats – Coastal Cabana CS – One @ 5 3/8” x 2” and two @ 2 5/8” x 2”, embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • Waves – Tranquil Tide CS – Two @ 6 ¼” x 2”, cut with the die from Swirly Scribbles
  • Octopus – Very Vanilla CS – 3” x 3”
  • Port Hole – Soft Sea Foam CS – One @ 3  x 3 ½” (cut one circle with the 2 7/8” circle framelit) and One @ 2 ¾ x 2 ¾” (nest the 2 3/8” and 1 7/8” circle framelits, cut a ring) ; Very Vanilla CS – punch one 2” circle
  • Nets & Sand Dollars – Crumb Cake CS – two @ 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, cut the nets with the Under the Sea die and one @ 2 ½” x 1 ¾”, cut one large and one sand dollar from the Under the Sea die
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 ¾” x 2”, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes
  • Coral – Use scraps to die cut the following; Rich Razzleberry CS – 1 tall, 1 fat, 2 short; Soft Suede CS – 2 tall; Soft Sea Foam CS – 1 tall, 2 short; Tranquil Tide CS – 1 tall and 3 short
  • Window Sheet for Port Hole – 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” – cut with the 2 3/8” circle framelit

Stamping/Inking

  • Waves – Tranquil Tide CS – Stamp the long texture stamp in Tranquil Tide.  Then spritz with the Champagne Mist.
  • Port Hole – Soft Sea Foam CS – One circle and one circle ring with the long Texture stamp, stamp off with Soft Suede.
  • Inside Port Hole – Very Vanilla CS – 2” circle – Stamp net in Soft Suede
  • Pearls on Port Hole – Color with the Bronze Stampin’ Blend – set aside and allow to dry
  • Mats #1 and #3 – Very Vanilla CS – Stamp off the net stamp in Crumb Cake
  • Mat #2 – Very Vanilla CS – Stamp the long seaweed in both Rich Razzleberry and Tranquil Tide, using first and second generation stamping.
  • Octopus – Very Vanilla CS – 3” x 3” – Stamp the Octopus in Tranquil Tide.  Using your Blender Pen pull color on the legs. Cut out the image with the matching die.
  • Fat Coral – Rich Razzleberry CS – Stamp with the long texture stamp in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – Stitched Oval – Stamp the “Have A Wonderful Adventure” sentiment in Early Espresso
  • Nets – With a dauber, lightly, randomly pounce the surface of the net in Early Espresso
  • Sand Dollars – Ink in Crumb Cake

Port Hole Assembly

  • Wet Glue the 2’ Circle to the Soft Seafoam Circle
  • Adhere the circle of Window Sheet to the backside of the Soft Seafoam ring
  • Apply Adhesive strip to the backside of the wring
  • Adhere the small sand dollar and corals onto the 2” Very Vanilla circle.  Dry fitting and arranging is recommended.
  • Pop the ring over the scene.
  • Apply the pearls to the perimeter

Card Assembly

  • Reinforce fold lines on the cards base, z-fold and box fold pieces
  • Glue the Very Vanilla mats to the card base.
  • Glue the Swirly Scribble die cuts to the embossed Coastal Cabana mats.
  • Glue the Coastal Cabana mats to the Z-fold
  • Glue the Z-fold to the card base.
  • Insert and glue the box fold into the cavity of the z-fold.
  • Decorate the card with the coral, nets, port hole and sentiment as shown in the video.

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Tropical Chic Gatefold Card

Tropical Chic Gatefold Card

Aloha!  I’m in a tropical state of mind creating all the projects and goodies for my 2018 Tropical Chic WOW Team Retreat.  The bundle in our Annual Catalog was sending me Tropical Vibes!! Oh my, the colors in this suite, Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce, are just down right relaxing.  

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Have you seen the suite on page 121?  There is a fabulously yummy stack of designer series paper, Tropical Escape.  It’s a 6×6 format pack with forty-eight sheets.  You can create lots and lots of cards, treat holders, and even accents on scrapbook pages. There is even some Tropical Elements that are stinkin’ cute.

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The focal image along with the flowers and tropical leaves were created with dies from the set. I love the way Stampin’ Up! products all coordinate. Finishing off the inside of the card was quick and easy because the Tropical Chic set has not only beautiful tropical images, but sentiments as well.

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I can’t wait to show my card to my Team Members and create along side them this week.  It’s going to be so much fun.  Stay tuned, I’ll bet I’ll have a recap post coming soon.  

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To really make the flowers pop, I highlighted them with wink of Stella and colored those cute little pearls with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.  Those alcohol markers come in so handy.  Here’s my FREE video tutorial so that you can create one of these too.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blushing Bride CS – 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 2 ¾” and 8 ¼”
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 ½” x 4”, Basic Black CS – two @2 ¼” x 3 ¾” and Tropical Escape DSP – two @ 3 ½” x 2”
  • Focal Image – Granny Apple Green CS – 3” x 3” and Tropical Escape DSP – 3” x 3”
  • Leaves – Tropical Escape DSP – 4 ¼” x 1 ¾”
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 1 ¾” and Shaded Spruce CS – 2 ¾” x 1 ¾”
  • Flowers – Whisper White CS – 2 ¾” x 3 ½”
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Stamping/Inking:
  • Sentiment– On the Whisper White CS stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce
  • Flowers – On the Whisper White CS stamp the three flower images in Blushing Bride
  • Inside Mat – On the Whisper White large mat stamp the sentiment at the top in Shaded Spruce and the accent band at the bottom in Granny Apple Green
  • Color three pearls with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.
  • Die Cutting:
  • Die cut the sentiment with the layering oval framelit.
  • Die cut a scallop oval from the Shaded Spruce CS with the layering oval framelit.
  • Die cut the detail image from the Granny Apple Green CS for the focal image.
  • Die cut the stamped flower images.
  • Assembly:
  • Using your bone folder crease the card front on the scorelines
  • Adhere the inside mat to the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the front mats together with wet glue.
  • Adhere the front mats to the card front with wet glue.
  • Adhere the detail die cut to the 3×3 piece of Tropical Escape DSP.
  • Adhere the focal image to the left flap of the card.
  • Pop the sentiment to the scallop oval.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the focal image with wet glue.
  • Adhere the leaves and pop the flowers.
  • Adhere the pearls to the center of the flowers 

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You Are Wonderful Rooted in Nature Card

You Are Wonderful Rooted in Nature Card

The perfect message to send my Dad this Father’s Day,  was “You Are Wonderful”.  And lucky, lucky me, the new Rooted in Nature Bundle has both that fabulous sentiment and truly lovely nature inspired images to make the perfect card.  

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The color palette for my “You Are Wonderful” card is Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce and Whisper White.  The Nature’s Poem DSP has 12 double-sided sheets in the package, two each of 6 designs in a 12′ x 12″ format.  

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That lovely cajun craze stitching in the sentiment was formed using a technique I learned from a fellow UK demonstrator.  Ink up the cutting side of the stitched shaped oval with a sponge dauber, place it on your stamped image and run it through the Big Shot. Easy, quick and then you can clean your die on your Stampin’ Scrub with a little Stampin’ Mist.

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To add even more texture and interest, I flecked my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker onto the surface of the oval.  The metallic thread gives just enough sparkle without making the card feminine. And in my opinion, no card is complete without dressing up the inside as well.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, You Are Wonderful, Rooted In Nature

Because it’s a fancy fold, it gave me enough room to add more of the gorgeous DSP and another, what I’m going to call, cypress tree to the inside.

Interested in creating a card like this?  Here’s a quick how-to video to show you all the tips and tricks.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White cS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 3 1/2″ and 9″
  • Mats – Cajun Craze CS –  two @ 4″ x 1 3/4″ and two @ 4″ x 3 1/4″
  • DSP – Nature’s Poem – two @ 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ and two @ 3 3/4″ x 3″
  • Inside stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Focal – Scallop Oval – Mint Macaron CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the Layering Oval Scallop Die.
  • Stamped Tree Image – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″, see technique in video to die cut and color with the stitched shapes die and Stampin’ Write Marker. Stamp the tree image in Shaded Spruce.
  • Leaves and Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″,  the You Are Wonderful sentiment in Cajun Craze, two small leaves in Cajun Craze and three large leaves in Mint Macaron. Fussy cut the sentiment and die cut the leaves.
  • Ink all the edges of the DSP in Cajun Craze.

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Serene Garden Four Panel Card

Serene Garden Four Panel Card

The new Serene Garden bundle was one of the first sets I was drawn to in the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  I knew I wanted to create a fancy fold to really show off as many of the beautiful images as I could.   So, I chose the four-panel fancy fold, one I’ve used in the past and love.  The Serene Garden set is a lovely set for cards of encouragement, sympathy, birthday,  thinking of you and so much more.  You can also create unique layers on your project with stamping, embossing and die cutting. 

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My color combo of Powder Pink, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White was the starting point.  I knew I wanted a rich green and our new Color Revamp came to the rescue.  In that revamp Stampin’ Up! brought in sixteen new colors to our palette, and that gorgeous Shaded Spruce was one of them. Coastal Cabana is an oldie, but goodie, that was brought back from retirement.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Serene Garden, Four Panel Fancy Fold

In my Serene Garden four-panel fancy fold, each panel depicts it’s own little scene.  On the front panel, I used the Detailed with Love stamp set for the sentiment.  I then cut it out with the Stitched  Shapes Oval Framelit and layered it on top of a scallop oval cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits. The sweet little flower is from Serene Garden.  That one doesn’t have a die, but it was quick and easy to fussy cut.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Serene Garden, Four Panel Fancy Fold

The second panel was created using the watercolor wash stamp from the Love What You Do set. I stamped off in Coastal Cabana. Next, I stamped the large flower image from Serene Garden. Then  to create some fabulous texture, I ran the panel through the big shot with the new texture die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  To create some depth, I stamped the flower head on a scrap of Whisper White, colored it with my Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker and cut it with the matching die from Garden Scene  Framelits.  The new Share What You Love Artisan Pearls were the perfect accent.  And did you know that our tried and turn Teeny Tiny Wishes set retired and was replaced with a fabulous new set, Itty Bitty Greetings.  That’s what I used for the sentiment and cut it out with the die from Stitched Labels.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Serene Garden, Four Panel Fancy Fold

In panels three and four I wanted to bridge the card together in creating a two-panel scene.  The large corner stamp was perfect.  The coloring was done with Stampin’ Write Markers in Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana and Mint Macaron.  The flecking in the background was created by tapping the marker in the cap, creating splatter effect.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Serene Garden, Four Panel Fancy Fold

Last, but certainly not least, the fourth panel was creating using a new technique with our Big Shot Embossing Mats and die from Springtime Impressions.  The sandwich for this technique is your Big Shot Platform, one Standard Cutting Pad, the die (cut side up), cardstock, blue embossing mat and the white impression pad.  Run the sandwich through the Big Shot and you get an embossed image versus a cut image.  You can do this with any die making your supplies work double duty and you get more bang for your buck. The little sentiment also comes from Itty Bitty Greetings cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelit and backed with a gorgeous die cut from Stitched Labels.  And of course, the star of the show, the gorgeous bird is from Serene Garden.

I’ve published this video tutorial for you and would love to hear your feedback.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Powder Pink CS – one at 11 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 1/4″, 3 3/4″ and 7 1/4″, flip over and with the 1/4″ scoreline at the top, score at 5/8″ down to the 7 1/4″ scoreline.  Cut off the 5/8″ score. For the card base, slso cut one piece at 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • Mats – Shaded Spruce CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″, two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, two @ 3″ x 4 3/8″
  • Large Mat – Thick Whisper White CS – one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Panel #1 – Coastal Cabana CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Panel #2 – Flower and Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2″
  • Panel #3 & 4 – Butterflies – Whisper White  1″ x 3″
  • Panel # 5 – Bird and Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ and Coastal Cabana CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

If you would like to create this card, I would appreciate you stopping by my online store for any supplies you might need.

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