ID: DT Tri Fold Card - Carnations - HB - Enjoy Your Day card
size: 5.5"w x 7"h (card closed)

Created: March 1, 2015

I needed to make a card for a friend's birthday this month... not that I don't have enough BD cards, but I wanted something special and new...

I used a couple stamps from the "Twirl and Enjoy" set by Quietfire Design  


I die cut 3 frames (Cuttlebug - Anna Griffins "Flourish Emblem") from 110# white cardstock. Sponged Distress "Brushed Corduroy" all over then removed the die. Cut away the center filigree part, marching the contours of the die cut.

Cut three 1/2" wide frames from deep brown textured cardstock. Outside dimension 3.75"w x 6"h. Adhered them to white textured cardstock and used the "Perfect Layers" Ruler to cut a 1/4" border all around. Adhered it to the back of the filigree die cuts, centering it and then using it to center the other two panels.

eCut the Happy Birthday, inserting 1 letter at a time on my mat and then welding them together. Cut from white cardstock, and while on the mat, sponged Distress "Picked Raspberry" on the top portion of the letters and "Crushed Olive" on the lower portion, blending the two colors together. eCut a shadow layer and sponged with the Corduroy. Adhered the two parts together, then adhered the very bottom edge to the back of the filigree.

Cut 6 rectangles from the brown textured cardstock approx .75" x 1.75" to use as hinges. Place two panels together, having the design just touching each other (not overlapping) and making sure your bottoms are even, then glue the hinge to the back of the solid white piece only of the card panel. Fold one panel on to the other panel, adjusting while you're folding so the two layers match up evenly. Then add the third page in the same way.

I calligraphed the words on the front using a 2.4mm Parallel pen and Sumi ink for the Blackletter style word and a pointed pen with Sumi ink for the rest. Added some pink Stickles to the heart. (this is where you journal some text or find an appropriate stamp...

The carnations (Paper Carnations) are made from white tissue paper, 6 pieces layered and die cut with Sizzix (Tim Holtz movers & shapers mini "Tattered Flower") die. Separated the layers and lay them on a piece of white copy paper, brushed each with a wet paint brush and touched each petal with a wet brush and some Raspberry from my craft mat, then hit the very edge with a Distress Raspberry marker (brush side). Allowed it to dry. removed from copy paper. Used a bone folder to put lines on each petal and shaped the petals a bit. Folded two of the layers (separately) in half, then half again, pinched the bottom and set aside. Put a dab of glue on the center of one of the layers, adhered the next  and continued until the 4 layers were adhered. Put a larger glob of glue in the center and adhered the two folded/pinched parts. When dry, fluffed and shaped the flower.

For the buds, used two folded parts glued together. Die cut a five petal floret for the calyx (eCraft Designs "Bunch of Flowers #728" the middle size)  from white cardstock, sponged with greens on both sides, punched a 1/16" hole in the center. Folded over one end of green  wire thread (Prima) approx 1/8" over (this will help prevent the blooms from slipping away from the stem) and slipped the other end  through the leaf/calyx hole. Used a glue gun to adhere the tissue blossom to the wire thread, shaping the bottom to keep it snug around the wire, pushing up and placing the green calyx up to the bottom of the blossom and continuing to shape. This should all be done relatively quickly while the hot glue is malleable...

Adhered my blooms to the card front layer. Added some quilled leaves (any elongated die cut leaf will work). Added the half pearls - various iridescent pinks and white.

Second panel: Stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Stamped the hanging basket of flowers (Stacy Stamps "Geraniums") with the black, painted with watercolors, let dry and adhered to card.

Colored a piece of white cardstock with some pinks, then die cut (Impression Obsession #140-D). Used a large balled stylus to shape the florets, then adhered them to each flower in the basket. Added some pink Viva Pearl pen dots in each center.

Tied a multi looped fork bow from pink toned twine. Removed from fork and glued a couple ends of Sari ribbon using a hot glue gun. Adhered to basket hanger.

Stamped the bird (Local King Rubber "Asian Essence" set) coloring the stamp and misting with water. Fussy cut around it and adhered to card.


Third panel: Stamped the sentiment with the black, clear embossed.

Stamped the carnations (Hot Off the Press "Fresh Cut" set) with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder on HP watercolor paper. Inked the stamp again with Distress mini pads "Picked Raspberry", misted with water and stamp exactly over the previous stamping. Used a wet brush to gently move some of the color into the petal area. Dried and fussy cut around the blooms.

Stamped the leaves with various green Distress pads, misted with water, then with a wet brush to move the color. Fussy cut around them and adhered everything to the card panel.


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