Welcome to the Fancy Fold Blog Hop!!
I'm so excited to be participating in my first Fancy Fold Blog Hop!! We are a group of demonstrators that gather once a month to showcase different Fancy Folds each month. Today, our design team is excited to showcase the Lever Card!
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I have to admit I have never made one of these cards before and was a little nervous at the beginning. After watching a few video's and I had an idea in mind and thought why not give it a try!! I'm so glad that I did...I LOVE how it turned out!!
My project today focuses on the Pop of Paradise stamp set and the new Flirty Flamingo Incolour. I started with a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock that was 4 1/4 by 11, and score at 5 1/2. Using the new Layering Square Framelits and the Big Shot machine, I cut out a scallop square in the middle of my card. Then using the Large Polka Dot Textured Impression Embossing Folder, I embossed the front of my card with polka dots.
Next, it was time to decorate the inside panel of the card. First I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White card stock 4 by 9 1/2 and score it at 3, 6, and 9 inches. After folding the panels back and forth and using my bone folder to crease the score lines I was ready to trim the end piece and decorate. The little piece at the 9 inch score line, you are going to cut about 3/4 inch in from the ends to create little tags. Once you have those little tags, then you are going to cut out the middle but leaving the tags as this is what attaches to the inside of your card.
Once I had my insert ready, it was time to decorate it. It's easier to stamp your images first before you adhere to the card. I wanted to carry the Tropical theme inside so I stamped the palm tree leaves in Pear Pizzaz at the top of my card. The greeting was stamped using Memento Ink. The flamingo was stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink near the bottom of my card. Once I was done stamping, it was time to adhere the insert to the inside of my card.
Last thing that I did, was decorate the front of my card. Using my Layering Square Framelits and my Big Shot machine, I cut out a square in Whisper White card stock. The neat thing about these layering square framelits, is that you have 19 different sizes to choose from!! I then stamped Palm tree leaves in Pear Pizzaz along with two small leaves. I wanted to cut them out and pop them up so I could add some depth to my palm tree. I wanted it to look like the leaves were swaying in the breeze!! Once I had my leaves in place, then I stamped the flamingo in Flirty Flamingo ink. Adhere this to my black scallop square and then adhere it to my insert. My last piece to completing my card was to add the greeting. I stamped the greeting in Memento ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. Then using the 1 3/8 inch circle punch, I punch out my greeting and added it to my card with a dimensional.
I had so much fun creating this card and I have a few more card idea that I want to create this template. You will see those post on my blog in the next few weeks!!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope this has given you some inspiration to give this Fancy Fold technique a try!! Next up on the blog hop is the talented Patrice Halliday-Larsen. Have fun on the rest of the blog hop!!
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