Good morning on half-way-thru-the-weekend Day! AKA – Sunday! Hope your weekend is going well – and that you haven’t been plagued with bad weather. I think this is our day for the storms – but..hoping they’re not too rough!
My card today is the OPPOSITE of a stormy Southern day – it’s all about the tropics (I say Maui – you can make it be wherever YOU want to be!) with the pretty Tropical Leaf bundle – which is one of our cool new Online Exclusive products! Add some Flowers & More DSP – a host-exclusive goodie! – AND the fact that it’s a quick and easy fun fold and you’ve got a winner! Take a look-see:
The front of this fold looks pretty “normal” and its layout was inspired by the sketch at the Global Design Project challenge this week.
I started by adhering a piece of leaf-strewn paper from the Flowers & More DSP (get this FREE with an individual order over $180 or a workshop total of the same!) to the bottom of a Tahitian Tide mat using Liquid Glue.
I stamped the stems from Tropical Leaf in Shaded Spruce on a panel of Basic White cardstock. Then I added two of the small leaf image from the set in Parakeet Party. They both got Tahitian Tide “veins”.
I adhered the Basic White panel to the top of the Tahitian Tide mat.
Next, I adhered a narrow strip of another design from the Flowers & More DSP on Tahitian Tide and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – covering the “seam” as I did it.
I wrapped a length of Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.
On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the large leaf from Tropical Leaf three times in Parakeet Party ink – adding the vein image in Shaded Spruce. Then I cut them all out with the bundled Tropical Leaf punch.
I adhered the two side leaves with Liquid Glue, and the middle leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Tropical Leaf sentiment (don’t you LOVE the fonts in this set?!?) in Shaded Spruce ink. I cut it out with the next-to-smallest wider Stitched Rectangles Die and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I tied a small bow from the Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot. Then I added some Tahitian Tide 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots and the card front was done.
On the inside, I first matted a piece of Basic White on Tahitian Tide and adhered it to the inside of the Shaded Spruce card base.
For the explosion element, I used a 6″ x 6″ piece of the Flowers & More DSP and with my Paper Trimmer, scored at 3″ on both sides and then across one diagonal.
I folded the 3″ score lines as valleys – so…in towards the side that I wanted to show in the card – and the diagonal as a “mountain” fold. Then I folded it all up together to make a square.
Using Liquid Glue on the bottom of the square – I adhered it to the inner liner.
Then, I put Liquid Glue on the top of the square and closed the card base to adhere it all into the card base.
I stamped a second sentiment from Tropical Leaf in Shaded Spruce on a Basic White cardstock square – or diamond! – adhered it to a Tahitian Tide mat and then into the top portion of the explosion element.
Then I stamped the large leaf in Parakeet Party on a second piece of Basic White cardstock. Stamping the large leaf first ensures that the images are correctly in frame! Then I stamped the stems in Shaded Spruce, added the two small leaves in Parakeet Party, then stamped the veins in Shaded Spruce and Tahitian Tide.
I adhered the panel to a Tahitian Tide mat and onto the bottom panel of the explosion element.
I adhered the card front with Liquid Glue – and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Tropical Leaf images on the front…
…and more of the Flowers & More DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Seriously – isn’t this a FUN FOLD?! And it’s so stinkin’ easy! I love it decorated with the Online Exclusive Tropical Leaf bundle and totally perfect paper from the Flowers & More DSP, don’t you?!
I hope you like!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Tahitian Tide Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mat for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for narrow DSP strip on front); 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (x2 -mats for explosion elements)
Basic White Cardstock: 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (top panel on front); Next-to-Smallest Wider Stitched Rectangle die cut (sentiment); 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (x2 – inside explosion element); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Tropical Leaf punched leaves (x3);
Flowers & More DSP: 2″ x 3 7/8″ (bottom panel on front); 6″ x 6″ (explosion element – scored and folded as shown); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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Finn Fan Fix
Mary, Wow! This is an amazing card … you had me at the front of the card! And then the explosion part on the inside! Plus what a super color palette 🎨 Thank you!