Sunday 14 April 2024

Stamping Inspirations Blog Hop - Fun Fold

Hello and welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop for April. You may have arrived here from the talented Tricia Butts.

This month we are creating Fund Fold Cards. We have been challenged to create one that we have not done before. I have not been able to get into the craft room until late yesterday to create for this hop. I have had a family member in and out of hospital for over a week and some health challenges of my own. 

So, when I finally went in to create this card, I grabbed some stamped Simply Zinnia images and the coordinating embossoing Folder and started colouring using what I had. I love the new In Colours that are coming in the new Annual Catalogue and decided that they would be my colour palette.

The Summer Splash card base is a standard A5 card size measuring 21cm x 14.85cm. I have scored along the 21cm edge at 5.25cm and 15.75cm and folded towards the centre. I stamped 2 of the Zinnia images in Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White card stock and coloured in using upcoming In Colours - Petunia Pop, Pretty in Pink, Shy Shamrock and Peach Pie......You are going to love the new In Colours as much as I do!......I then die cut the images.

I cut a 10cm x 14.3cm piece of Basic White card stock and ran it the the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Zinnia 3D Embossing Folder. This is such a stunning Embossing Folder and a great addition to your collection. I cut this in half once embossed and glued it to either side of the card front. I cut two Basic White and two larger Summer Splash labels from the Countryside Corners Dies. I glued the white pieces on top of the Summer Splash pieces.

I stamped the sentiment from the upcoming Layers of Beauty stamp set in Summer Splash ink on the bottom left of the front label then used Dimesnionals to pop up the Zinnias on that piece of the Basic White label. The label was glued to the left hand flap of the card front. I secured three of the Summer Splash Shimmer Gems around the blooms....these are so pretty!

For the central label layer, I glued the Basic White piece to the larger Summer Splash label after I glued the Coloured Zinnias to the Basic White layer and used snips to trim at the edge of the Basic White label. Then glue these layers to the left hand side of the card front.

Inside the card I stamped the sentiment from the Layer of Beauty stamp set in Summer Splash ink. I cut a 1.2cm x 10cm piece of the In Colour 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (coming in May) and glued this to the base of the Basic White card centre.

Up next on this months Blog Hop is the amazing Danielle Kassing. Click on the next button below to head to her post for more Fun Fold Fun!!

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  1. I love this fun fold Leonie! And the new In Color DSP worked great on the inside layer too. Thank you for sharing this!đŸ’•

  2. Beautiful creation there Leonie, fab fun fold , Kim x

  3. Such a pretty card Leonie, love this bundle x

  4. Wow, a beautiful card full of light and such a great idea with that smaller hidden pattern I love it! thanks for sharing Leonie!.x

  5. Very pretty! I like the hidden inner panel - a good surprise.

  6. Ooh, this is a very elegant card. Love the bright flowers and revealing the nesting panel when you open the card.