Birthday Card · Fancy Fold Cards · Watercolors

FANCY FOLD DESIGN: PRINCESS BIRTHDAY CARD

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Fancy Fold Design: Princess Birthday Card @creativemuseatwork

Hi there, crafty friends! I am back to share another card I created using the Little Darling Rapunzel Stamp Set. This stamp set is just perfect for all bookworms out there just like me as you could create your own handmade bookmarks. You can also use this stamp set in creating cards, dioramas and scrapbook pages just like my daughter who made one for her diary.

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Materials used & Little Darling Rapunzel Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

For this card, I decided to be more fancy with the card fold that I used to add more dimension. I used several papers for this project: kraft paper, plain pumpkin orange and polkadot designer paper, Fabriano hot-pressed water color paper, Kuratake Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Wink of Stella Clear and Gold Brush Pens, Versafine Onyx Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, WRMK Score and Trim Board, Kurtake Zig Watercolor Brush Pen, trees clear stamps from my other stamp sets and other basic crafting materials.

I used the following measurements: Kraft paper – 10″ x 6 1/2″, designer papers (plain orange and polka dot) – 2 3/8 X 6 3/8″, 2 Fabriano watercolor paper – 2 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and strip of Kraft paper – 10″ x 1 1/4″.

 

I scored the Kraft paper at, 2 1/2″ and 5″. I made a very light line at the 7 1/2″ mark as a guide where I will glue the pattern paper and the strip of kraft paper where I placed the trees. The strip of kraft paper was also scored at 5″ and 7 1/2″ to create the folds.

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Little Darling Rapunzel Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

With my stamp platform, I stamped the birthday wishes sentiment in one of the Fabriano watercolor paper, and the Rapunzel stamp on the other then I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I stamped the trees on a separate watercolor paper from my scrap stash. There are several ways on how to use these brush markers. The colors can be pretty intense if you just use it without diluting the brush on water. My favorite way to use these brush markers is to color the part where you want the intense color to show and then come back with a wet and clean watercolor brush to spread the color on the other areas where you want the color the lightest. Just like in color pencils, some also use the lightest shade of the same color family and spread the darkest color then blend them together for a seamless transition. However, I still tend to dilute the lightest shade in water to soften the color intensity when I use the latter technique. I also used Wink of Stella to color the crown of the princess, and the heart to give it a shimmer. As I have mentioned before in my previous blog about watercolors, I tend to struggle with this type of color medium so it took me a while to finish coloring the stamps.

Once I finished my watercoloring, I fuzzy cut the trees and I started assembling the card. First, I fold the base card into a Z fold following the score guides that I made. Then, I glue the polkadot and white paper with the sentient inside the card. Before I adhere the front design of the card, I stamp the “Once There Was a Princess…” sentiment on the right side on the first panel of the strip of kraft paper.

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Fancy Fold Design: Princess Birthday Card @creativemuseatwork

To set up the strip of kraft paper at the bottom of the card, I glue at the bottom of the first fold of the card, the 5″ side of the strip where the “Once There Was a Princess” sentiment was stamped and I adhere the last panel of the strip on the other end of the card on top of the polka dot pattern paper. To cover the strip, I glued the pumpkin orange paper on the first fold of the card and the Rapunzel Stamp design. I glued the tree stamps on top of the strip of kraft paper at the bottom of the card. I also placed a few orange sequins to add more glitter and highlights on the hair with my Sakura White Gel Pen.

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Fancy Fold Design: Princess Birthday Card @creativemuseatwork

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and thank you for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!

 

 

 

 

Easter Greeting Cards · greeting cards

Easter Egg Greeting Card

Hello everyone! I would like to share another card for Easter. I used an egg shaped dies for this project. There are several card making techniques that you can use with these dies like a shaker card but I opted to create a basic greeting card with a recessed background for dimension.

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Easter Egg Greeting Card @creativemuseatworkΒ 

I also used the Easter basket and egg stamps from Pretty Pink Posh Easter Friends Stamp Set and a few dies from my stash like the chevron shaped die and clouds from Sizzix Thinlits New Baby Die Set.

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Easter Friends Stamp set and Easter Egg Die Set @creativemuseatwork

I only used a minimal amount of supplies for this card, mostly cardstocks (white, light teal, dark brown, green and yellow pattern paper I created using Adobe Illustrator). I also used Tumbled Glass Distress Mini Ink Pad, small light blue sequins, Nuvo Crylstal Drops , Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink pad, Tsukineko Embossing Pad,Β  Shin Han Touch Twin Markers, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Gun.

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I made several die cuts of the Easter egg on the white cardstock and one on the yellow pattern paper. I cut a single egg die without the scalloped die for the front background on the light teal paper and two scalloped die cuts on the white paper, which will cover the back of the card. I also made a partial die cut of the egg on a white cardstock folded in half and on the dark brown paper using the egg die and on the green paper with the chevron die. I only used a small portion of these die cuts. The basket and eggs stamps will cover most part of it.

After I die cut the clouds, I rub a light blue shade ink using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass on the edge of the clouds to give it some dimension. I stamped the Easter basket and eggs on a white cardstock and then colored it with my Shin Han Touch Twin Markers then I fuzzy cut the stamps. I then prepared the front of the card. I adhere the green chevron die cut at the back of the brown die cut and glue it at the lower portion of the light teal egg then I glued the clouds. I cut the excess part of the cloud and the brown cardstock.

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To assemble the card, I glued all the Easter background die cuts together with the yellow pattern paper on top. The cardstock with the partial die cut will be the base of the card and I just covered the back portion of the front and back of the card with the scalloped die cut.

I heat emboss the sentiment using Happy Easter using my Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.

 

There are several ways to recreate this card. You can also make an Easter Egg gift tag out of this Easter Egg Die Set or a bookmark or perhaps a shaker card as I have mentioned above. Thanks for visiting my blog and see you on my next blog.