Good morning, y’all! It’s Tuesday so time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge for you to play along with! This week it’s all about the fun-fold!
One of my favorite fun-folds is the Easel Card. I like it cuz it’s so easy to make that it’s sort of ridiculous – but the wow-factor is high! For this one, I jumped both feet right back into my wheelhouse and went with the Nature’s Poem DSP and the Rooted in Nature bundle, which includes the Nature’s Roots Framelits. Take a look-see:
As I mentioned, our SIP #150 challenge this week is Fancy (or Fun!) Folds! Come on over and play!
And – since the front of an easel card is just the front of a card ( 😉 ) I used the sketch from FabFriday to give me a hand!
I started with a piece of the Soft Suede patterned paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP. Using the new Big Shot Embossing Mats (coming on 1 June), I embossed a few leaves across the front with the dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits. These mats are fun – and they make a wonderful impression!
See what I did there?! 🙂
I matted my embossed paper on a Blackberry Bliss mat for the card front. The middle layer is another Blackberry Bliss-matted strip of the Nature’s Poem DSP, adhered with Liquid Glue to the card front.
I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front a few times and tied a simple knot in the front.
My sentiment, from the Rooted in Nature stamp set (1 June) is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Very Vanilla – then I fussy cut each of the phrases individually and adhered them to the DSP strip with Liquid Glue.
Using the leaves in the Rooted in Nature set, I stamped a few on Very Vanilla in Blackberry Bliss. The large leaf is stamped-off-once. For the smaller cluster, I stamped the image twice without re-inking. Then I cut out all three images with their matching dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits!
I tucked my leaves under the little Linen Thread knot, using Liquid Glue to adhere them. Then I tied a small double-thread bow and adhered it with a scrunched up Glue Dot.
My card base is a Soft Suede panel, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and again at 8 3/8″. I adhered the bottom portion of my card front to the bottom-portion of the card base with Liquid Glue. If you’d like a video, here’s a link to another easel card I made. 🙂
On the inside, I matted the Nature’s Poem DSP on a Blackberry Bliss panel and adhered it inside the card with Liquid Glue. I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Blackberry Bliss on a small piece of Very Vanilla and matted that on Blackberry Bliss, too. Over the sentiment, I added a leaf in stamped-off-once Blackberry Bliss.
To create the “easel stop”, I popped the sentiment on Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed it on the inner liner so that when I prop the card front up, it “looks right”. You can see about where the placement ought to be, yes?
And that was it for the card!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Rooted in Nature leaves on the front – I inked the image in Blackberry Bliss and then stamped it multiple times without re-inking…
…and I added more the leaf-strewn Nature’s Poem DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I guess you can see why I love this fun-fold so much, huh? With just an additional score-and-fold, you get WOW! And, of course, the Nature’s Poem suite is certainly one of my favorite-est favorites in the new catalog! So much to do with Rooted in Nature – and being able to cut the images so quickly and simply (not to mention the embossing dies!!) with the Nature’s Roots Framelits…well. That’s just the icing on the cake!
Sorry – didn’t have a good tree phrase! Hope you like!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 8 3/8′);
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 4″ (mat for front DSP strip); 2 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for easel “stop”)
Nature’s Poem DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP strip); envelope flap
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2″ x 3 7/8″ (easel “stop); Nature’s Roots die cuts
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