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Sharon



Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Week 2 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - "Balmy Blue"

Each week some of the Art with Heart Team will be participating in a Blog Hop all about colour. We will be bringing to you creations highlighting one of the Stampin' Up! colours each week and with 50 colours plus the 10 In Colors there is so much inspiration to look forward to.

Last week we looked at the 5 New In Colors for 2021-23 this week we are looking at Balmy Blue and we will continue in alphabetical order. 


Well I couldn't help myself I had to do a fancy fold! A Double Tri-Fold Pop Up Card. Well that sounds like a mouth full but it is so easy!
Rhapsody in craft, Balmy Blue, Fancy Fold, Friendship Card, Thank you card, Simply Succulents, Quiet Meadow, You're A Peach DSP, Double tri-fold Pop Up Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsbloghop, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

I hadn't seen one of these before and I came across it on Dawn Stampin' Thoughts and thought I would give it a try. It is one piece of Thick Basic White card base that you score first and then cut to get your sentiment trifold section off the card base. Hence the Double Tri-fold part of your card.
Rhapsody in craft, Balmy Blue, Fancy Fold, Friendship Card, Thank you card, Simply Succulents, Quiet Meadow, You're A Peach DSP, Double tri-fold Pop Up Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsbloghop, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

Ok so the fancy fold has nothing to do with Balmy Blue so where does this Balmy blue come from? Glad you asked. The Gorgeous DSP is the new "You're A Peach" I have used both on the base of the card and the layering on the sentiment section of the card. 
Rhapsody in craft, Balmy Blue, Fancy Fold, Friendship Card, Thank you card, Simply Succulents, Quiet Meadow, You're A Peach DSP, Double tri-fold Pop Up Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsbloghop, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

For the sentiments on the card I have used the stamp set Simply Succulents. I really love the sentiments and greetings from this set, ok the whole set but I digress. I wanted the first sentiment to fit into the square that I had created but as you can tell from this picture of the stamp set it doesn't quite come the way I have it stamped.
 
I got out my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker and used the brush end and just inked up the words that I wanted and stamped them, cleaned off the stamp inked up the next word, lined up my stamp and continued on like that until my sentiment was stamped the way I wanted. Just because a stamp is set in a particular way doesn't mean you can't make it work the way you want it to. I love how we can use all the different products that Stampin' Up have as they match an coordinate so well. If I wanted to use the Balmy Blue Stampin' Write Marker that would have fitted in with the DSP that I had used as well.

Rhapsody in craft, Balmy Blue, Fancy Fold, Friendship Card, Thank you card, Simply Succulents, Quiet Meadow, You're A Peach DSP, Double tri-fold Pop Up Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsbloghop, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

The next two sections I stamped as normal.
Rhapsody in craft, Balmy Blue, Fancy Fold, Friendship Card, Thank you card, Simply Succulents, Quiet Meadow, You're A Peach DSP, Double tri-fold Pop Up Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsbloghop, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

I happened to be playing with the Quiet Meadow stamp set just before making this card and thought the flower from this stamp set would look lovely on this card so I stamped it in Smokey Slate and coloured it in Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent Stampin' blends did a little fussy cutting and adhere to the front of the card after adhering the sentiment section. Of course with a little bit of bling to finish off.
Rhapsody in craft, Balmy Blue, Fancy Fold, Friendship Card, Thank you card, Simply Succulents, Quiet Meadow, You're A Peach DSP, Double tri-fold Pop Up Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsbloghop, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

Just so you know this card fits perfectly into our envelopes and the trick to making sure your get it to fit is to lay your card down closed on your envelope before you adhere the sentiment trifold panel. You can then move it in or out as far as you need to and just add enough adhesive under that front section as you need. Then turn it over and do the same to adhere the back section.
Rhapsody in craft, Balmy Blue, Fancy Fold, Friendship Card, Thank you card, Simply Succulents, Quiet Meadow, You're A Peach DSP, Double tri-fold Pop Up Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsbloghop, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

It was fun trying out a new fancy fold to try and I will be putting this one in my bag of fancy fold tricks that is for sure!

If you have any questions about my card tonight or would like to get you hands on some of these wonderful new products to play with yourself please do not hesitate to contact me!


I look forward each week to the amazing creativity of the  AWHT members who have created with our challenge colour and Christine Blain our next person on the hop is always a must so head on over to her blog now.


Our blog hop is a circle you can enter at any place but if you find that you have a broken link at any time just come back and click on the next person in the list here:
Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today,

take care,






 

13 comments:

Rachel Palmieri said...

That's quite some fancy fold Sharon. The card is lovely with that DSP.

Cathy Proctor said...

Wow what a fancy fold Sharon! This DSP is stunning and I love the way you have cleverly personalised your sentiment!

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

That paper with the Balmy Blue flowers is SO pretty! Super-impressive card fold ... and great tip about customising sentiment stamps. Such a lovely card, Sharon.

Kristine D'Auria said...

I have been following you and your beautiful cards for many years now Sharon and still I am awe of your cards. This is so beautiful and a reminder to me that I need to use DSP more often. Well done xox

Tina said...

Oh, you've made a very clever card tonight - both the fancy fold and the stamped sentiment. It's gorgeous!

Rosa Leyden said...

The fancy fold looks fabulous and one I don’t think I’ve seen before. And what gorgeous DSP you’ve used!

Kate Morgan said...

Well that's a new fancy fold I haven't seen before. The DSP is so pretty and really makes this card!

Diane Furniss said...

Love your fancy Fold Sharon, Very pretty.

Carussell Crafts said...

A fabulously funky fun-fold my friend! Thank you for sharing how you created the main sentiment. I love the DSP pattern that you chose, it’s so sweet and petite and is the perfect sized image to hold the sentiment words.

theresa said...

Ah we should give you the nickname of fancy fold Sharon. What a great effort. that DSP really is pretty and the way you took the patience for the sentiment has paid off.

Michele Taylor said...

Fabulous fancy fold Sharon. I have just purchased this lovely designer series paper. I love the way that you have highlighted it on your card and I too love the sentiments in the Simply Succulent set.

Vicki Boucher Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia said...

Amazing fancy fold card Sharon, I love the DSP it's so pretty!

Ros said...

That's a new fancy fold for me but it is one I need to CASE now! Love it!

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