Friday, 3 November 2017

Fun Fold Special Birthdays

Hello and welcome back :-) Every so often a friend will have one of those special "Round" birthdays and for these I think a special card is in order. I've recently had 2 friends turn 50 and the first really likes a Fancy Fold card so that was my starting point.

Pinterest is not working so well this I can't find the exact picture that inspired me but here is a similar style card by Julie Davison.

I decorated mine slightly differently but I liked the idea of the 50 being in the circle frame but then it gets hidden when opened - just in case they are not wanting to be reminded of their new age too often yet lol!

This does look rather plain when closed - and that is part of the appeal for me, as it is the inside that pops and is where the fun begins. The outside is only for mailing, it is designed to stand up open like this :-)

For the inside I turned the DSP over and coloured the lovely Birthday Blooms image using an Aqua Painter and ink pads.

One of the best things about this fold is it still fits into a regular C6 Envelope - well, I changed the measurements to make it fit. I started by cutting an A4 piece of card in half at 10.5cm on the short side as if making a top folding card. Then scored the landscape side at 3" and 7.5" and you have your base card.

Next, the largest Stitched Shapes circle was used to cut out the circle from the middle of the 3" score line and a fresh circle without the score line forms the base of the tab for the 50 and I used more layering circles for the DSP and vellum layers and it is attached to the back of the base.

This layout worked so well, I used it for the second card but changed the DSP to one of the soft florals from the Daisy pack....unfortunately, I was so keen to get it into the post that I forgot to take a photo!! A shame really as I coloured the bloom quite differently,  picking up from the colours used in the pretty paper as the recipient is quite the colouring queen.....but maybe later I can add a better tutorial with some more pictures if anyone is interested?

Card stock: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Vellum, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Fresh Florals Stack
Inks: Versamark, Berry Burst, Garden Green, Pear Pizaz
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Rose Garden
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Large Number Framelits, Aqua Painter, Gold EP, Blackberry Bliss twine (retired)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to add a little extra pizzaz for those special birthdays too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,


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