Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Free As A Bird Fun Fold Card

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I wanted to share one of the cards we made at my club meetings yesterday!  This card is a CASE from Beth McCullough, who got it from her team member.  (You can see hers HERE).  I just adore this fold; it's easy but impressive and can be used with almost any image or diecut!  Here's my take on it:

The basic folds are very easy....on a standard-sized card (8 1/2" X 5 1/2"), score at 2" and 3 1/8" on the longest side, then turn it and do the same thing on the other end.  Fold on the score lines as shown and decorate as desired!  

For our card, I also used the beautiful Bird Ballad DSP, and for the focal image, we cut some watercolor paper with the Nested Labels dies and loosely colored it with Blushing Bride ink, flooding it with water first, then adding a little ink to get the desired effect.  The bird was stamped with Memento ink and colored with blends; now if I could just learn to stamp straight, without my Stamparatus, LOL!  I used Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette blends, but one of the other girls used Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron and it was beautiful!

We also stamped a little sentiment on the back, where we would place our signature.  

Here's another take on the same fold, this time using Rooted In Nature, Rustic Retreat for the sentiment, and Garden Lane DSP:

This makes a great masculine birthday card, don't you think?  And finally, here are the little gifts one of my club hostesses made for her fun!  I know Cassidy will be thrilled to get hers!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Kampin' Karen said...

Great cards. I love them both. Did you put DSP on the back except for the signature panel? or did I just miss that? I can't stamp straight with my Stamparatus either. I usually stamp once of scrap and readjust or I still use my window sheet from my Stamp-a-ma-jig. Sweet treat bags! Have a blessed day.

I Card Everyone said...

So very pretty, LeAnne - I'll bet you girls had a blast together! LOve the birdy, and that gorgeous DSP on both cards!
Oh I'd eat those gummies for breakfast! wink...

Linda Callahan said...

Love all the fancy folding and it really shows off the DSP!

Lisa Elton said...

What a wonderful pair of cards! I like the bird surrounded by all of the pretty blooms!

Wendy said...

What great cards, LeAnne! Love the design & style of them! The treat bags are what caught my eye! LOL I so miss making candy treats so I am admiring yours! Love the red, white & blue goodies! :)