Crushed Curry with Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows
I recently saw Kim Fee, a UK Demonstrator, use a card fold that I hadn't seen before, so I thought I would give it a go. I worked out my own dimensions and converted one hinge into 2 smaller hinges. It was really quite simple and something different.
Using Thick Basic White card-stock, half an A4 sheet of card-stock was cut in 2 so the card is the same dimension as a "normal" one - that is for us in Australia. A strip of the thick card-stock was cut off one piece to set the width of the card front. The piece that was trimmed off was used as the hinge(s). I cut it in half length-wise to create two hinges as it seemed a bit wobbly when I saw Kim open her card.
To create the background pieces for decorating both sides of the front panel and one side of the back panel, I used Crushed Curry card-stock, cutting it a little smaller than the card base pieces. The larger floral stamp from the Shaded Summer stamp set was stamped in Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' ink all over the 3 pieces. Using a Blending Brush, some White Craft ink was blended over the edges of each piece leaving some of the original coloured card-stock in the centre.
Two labels were cut from Basic White card-stock using the Scalloped Contours dies, with the bigger label centred on the back panel of the card for writing a personal message. A smaller label was layered with Dimensionals in the centre of the card front.
Using the same floral stamp with my Stamparatus, the stamp was coloured using Stampin' Write Markers, ie Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green, and stamped onto Basic White card-stock. I love using the Stamparatus with the Marker-to-Stamp technique as I partially add colour - stamp - add different colour - stamp - add more colour - stamp - and so on until I am satisfied with the colouring. The coloured floral sprays were cut using the gorgeous Summer Shadows dies that you can obtain for FREE when you purchase $180 worth of Stampin' Up! product during Sale-a-bration. Don't leave it too long if you are interested, as this offer will finish at the end of September. Lovely detailed and smaller leaves were also die cut from Basic White card-stock.
The flowers and leaves were arranged and adhered with a mix of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals. A white Bakers Twine bow as added with a Glue Dot and rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels packet brought a little bling.
As mentioned, the back inside panel used a white label for writing a personal message. With the stamped floral background framing the label nothing else was needed. The floral stamp was also coloured with markers and stamped on a C6 Basic White Envelope so it coordinates with the card it will hold.
There is more Crushed Curry creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a very special person and friend, Rachel Palmieri. I am looking forward to checking out Rachel's creation and everyone else's. I do love seeing everyones projects - so many ideas and great creations
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Daffodil Delight; and don't forget the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop is launched every Monday evening at 8pm AEST until mid-December.
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