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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Birthday Delivery, Big on Birthday's, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Daisy Delight, Four Fold Technique, Birthday Card

I have been working on this card for a few days now.  No, not because it's a difficult card and it takes that long to make it. It's because I wasn't sure where I was going with it as far as the decorating was concerned. I had some other images stamped, colored and even taped in place but after looking at what materials I had on hand and what stamps I could use, I rethought the card and this is what I came up with.

I found this fun "Four Fold Technique" here.  I did  change the scoring and measurements a bit.  I like to make my project using copier paper before I venture into cardstock.  In this case I was very glad I did. Once I got done folding the pieces I saw that my card was 5-1/2" x 4".  I really wanted 4-1/4" so I reworked the card a bit.  

The base of my card is Whisper White and here is how I cut and scored it.  You may want to click the link to the original card. It might explain the parts you need to cut away a bit better than I do. 

So to begin, I took my Whisper White piece and cut it so it measured 1" x 5-1/2". I scored that piece on the long side at 1/4", 3-1/2" and 6-3/4". Turn the piece and score at 5/8" down to the second score line. This 5/8" strip you create will need to be cut away.  Next I cut the front panel piece 2-1/2" x 4-1/4".  Take the large piece and fold the score lines, valley, mountain, valley. Look at the 4th photo to get a better idea of how the scores need to be folded.  Using a strong tape, affix the front panel piece onto the 1/4" edge. Line the piece up with the bottom and the fold line.  You will have a 5/8" piece of the 1/4" piece still visible.  You will need to cut that away as well.  There, now you are ready to decorate.  I will add the measurements for the layers I used.

For the small front piece, I cut the Crumb Cake layer 2-3/8" by 4-1/8".  You will need two of these. The next layer of either card stock or decorative paper is cut 2-1/4" x 4", again you will need two of these.

The center panel layers are cut 3" x 4-5/8".  You will need two of these.  The next layer of either card stock or decorative paper is cut 2-7/8" x 4-1/2", again you will need two of these.

For the last panel you will need a layer cut 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  You only need one of these.  And the top layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  Again, you will only need one of these.

Stamp as desired. Add decorative paper. Use embellishments, threads, ribbons, etc.

On the front panel I used the "Touches of Texture" set. I stamped the flower image and colored it in with the Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz markers.  I stamped the texture from the same set. I stamped off twice before stamping on my image.  I sponged the edges with Sweet Sugarplum. 

I used the "Birthday Delivery" for the "Birthday Greetings" on the inside of the front panel.  I stamped them using Basic Black ink. The decorative paper is from the "Petal Garden" 6" x 6" pack of Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

The next panel was stamped on Whisper White card stock. I used the "Touches of Texture" set,  Crumb Cake and Sweet Sugarplum ink. I sponged the edges with Sweet Sugarplum. I stamped the flower from the "Daisy Delight" set using Sweet Sugarplum ink. I stamped and cut 3, I liked a little bit fuller flower.  I also sponged the edges of the petals. I added some "Wink of Stella" to each petal and to the outer edge of the center.  I set it aside until I was done with the remaining two panels.

For the next panel, I just took a piece of the "Petal Garden" DSP and cut it so I got most of the flower showing.

And for the final panel, I used another piece of the "Petal Garden" DSP.  The words are from the "Big on Birthdays" set.  They were stamped using Basic Black ink.

Now for the finishing touches.  I added tiny pearls to the flower centers on the front panel.  On the 3rd panel I added the daisy piece.  Before I added it I folded up the card to see where I could set the flower so the center doesn't get behind the front panel. Once I found the right spot and taped it in place, I added a "Gold Faceted Gem" to the center.  I closed up the card and added the smallest gems to the bottom right corner of each exposed panel.  And that was it.  I thought it was a fun card once I decided what I was going to do with it.  I'm not sure if I would make many of these though, I have been struggling with what goes with what lately.  I think it's still some residual effects of the anesthetic. I heard it can last a while in your system.  UGH!!!  I think it dried up a few of my brain cells!!  LOL  Anyway, I hope you like the card and I hope the new measurements are helpful to you.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda





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