Well – it’s happened again. Monday! I hope that you all had a great weekend and are ready and refreshed for the week to come. If not – take heart, there’s only 4 days left. This one doesn’t count. It’s already started – you’re up – hopefully you’ve had your coffee – you may even already be at work. So…it’s practically over!
Before I get to my card – which is one we made yesterday at Amy’s quarterly meeting – I thought you guys might like to see our latest new addition to the menagerie. You might remember that we were adopted by a goose. His name is Duck Duck. Goose. Yesterday, when we were taking him his evening crack (-ed corn) and the trimmed ends of a mess of green beans, I took his picture. A few, actually. He’s gotten pretty bold – he motors right up to the bank of the pond while we’re still there. Here he is.
DUCK DUCK GOOSE
He’s quite handsome, yes? And a little mouthy. He’s got some definite ideas about dinner time and he’s not at all adverse to sharing them. That second picture – looks pretty imperious, doesn’t he?
So. The card. This one was shared by Sue Prather. She’s awfully talented – and this card shows it! It’s a fun fold card, using the new Floral Boutique DSP and a pretty sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set. Take a look-see:
To make this card, we started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pink Pirouette card stock, that’s scored and folded at 2 1/4″ and 6 1/2″ on the long side. We used a retired punch for the circle, but I’m going to tell you how to do it with the oh-so-cool new Layering Circles Framelits. Using a 2 5/8″ straight-sided circle Framelit, cut a hole in the card base, lining up the center of the framelit with the 2 1/4″ score line – and cheating it towards the side, as you can see in the picture. While you’ve got that Framelit out, cut another circle of Pink Pirouette card stock.
You can use a 2 3/8″ straight side Circle die to cut a Night of Navy circle and the 2 1/8″ die to cut a Whisper White circle for the sentiment. Then we stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blooms in Night of Navy and SNAILd the three circles together.
For the smaller panel, we adhered the full piece of the DSP to the card stock and then punched the excess out (where it laid over our circle opening) – you can just run the whole panel back thru the Big Shot, with the 2 5/8″ straight-edged Circle Framelit back in place.
We used a 4″ square piece of the new Floral Boutique DSP for the large part of the card front. We SNAILd it to the center, and then added the matted sentiment circle. To do that, we closed the card – folding the smaller “upper panel” over the large DSP’d lower panel, applied some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue onto the DSP’d center panel – inside the half-moon cut out. Then we laid the circle over the glue – which attached it to the center panel. Did that make sense? I’ll do a step-by-step Tutorial soon, and then it’ll be a lot easier to see with pictures, okay? 😉
We embellished the card with a strip of Pink Pirouette card stock overlaid with a length of Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape. Then we added some Whisper White flowers cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits – lightly sponged with some Pink Pirouette ink – and some Mint Macaron leaves – also cut with Botanical Builder dies. Everything is adhered with Liquid Glue. On the small little flower on the sentiment circle, we stamped the tiny little “center” – from Botanical Blooms stamp set – in Night of Navy.
The final touch for the flowers was a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels. And we added a sweet little triple bow tied with new Blushing Bride Solid Baker’s Twine.
We added a square of Whisper White to the inside of the card – after wrapping it with a length of Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape and the card was done! Easy peasy! And looks like it took hours, yes? Hope that you like it!
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Look for a Tutorial on this fun-fold card in the near future. And stay tuned to see the second card we made – brought to us by the very talented Jari Francis! 🙂
Tomorrow we’re doing another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – this time the theme is The New Catalog. We’ll all be going live at 8am ET – so a little later than you’re used to seeing me in your Inbox! I hope you’ll come back and see what we all create!
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Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 10 3/4″ (card base, score and fold at 2 1/4″ and 6 1/2″); 2 5/8″ Circle (mat for sentiment); 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for Designer Washi Tape on front)
Night of Navy Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Circle (mat for sentiment)
Whisper White card stock: 2 1/8″ Circle (sentiment); 4″ square (inner liner); Botanical Builder die cuts
Floral Boutique DSP: 2″ x 4″ (panel on smaller portion of the card front); 4″ Square (larger front panel)
Mint Macaron Card Stock: leaves
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Love this card! Sue created such a fantastic project for us. So glad that we could all get together and stamp! 🙂
Yes, she did!! We had such a good time yesterday – thanks for having us!! 🙂
Beautiful card, Mary. Looks like pretty pink dogwood. And another engineering coup.
Duck Duck. Goose. Imperious indeed! Quite the handsome dude.
Yes, Duck Duck is definitely coming into his own! Can’t take the credit for the engineering – I just followed Sue’s directions!!! But – thanks, Mom! 🙂
Mary, I just love that you have Duck Duck Goose, I didn’t know about him. It’s so nice to see a real goose vs a Canadian Geese. Can’t stand them! I loved your card tutorial yesterday at Amy’s. I’m looking forward to making some of them! Yeah! I’m now on you blog! I enjoy your humor very much! Have a happy day! Sherry
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