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Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

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Sharon



Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Week 18 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Garden Green

 

Welcome to week 18 of our Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week we are looking at Garden Green.

Garden Green

Today I thought I had better bring you a fancy old as I did not bring you one last week. Well this week I search far and wide for one I had not done yet and I found one that is called Vertical Stretch Fun Fold by a Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the US, Rachel Tessman. She did this fun fold back in 2018.  I thought I would have a go at a version of it myself.

Rhapsody in craft, Garden Green, Inspired Thoughts, Inspiring Canopy Dies, Inspired Thoughts Bundle, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Bloom Where You're Planted, Sympathy Card, Male Sympathy card, Friendship Sympathy card, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsblophop

So for today's card I thought I would use the Inspired Thoughts Bundle as I wanted to make a card for my friends who lost their Mum this week. Bruce and Julie are dear friends and although I think we make many cards for women I don't think we make many for men. I wanted to do a card that was a little bit different but also with lots of greenery and trees as Bruce who lost his Mum, loves to garden and walk in the bush so I thought this might be ok.

 

Rhapsody in craft, Garden Green, Inspired Thoughts, Inspiring Canopy Dies, Inspired Thoughts Bundle, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Bloom Where You're Planted, Sympathy Card, Male Sympathy card, Friendship Sympathy card, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsblophop

To make this card you cut your card stock in half at 10.5 x 28 cm and then score at 7, 11 18.5 and 21.5 cm. As you can see in this photo the Bloom where you're planted DSP that I have used as it has lovely Garden Green in it, comes out past the end of the folds. This is so you can hide all the messages you would like to have in your card and they can reveal them as they gradually open the card. Very fun as a birthday Card I could see!

Rhapsody in craft, Garden Green, Inspired Thoughts, Inspiring Canopy Dies, Inspired Thoughts Bundle, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Bloom Where You're Planted, Sympathy Card, Male Sympathy card, Friendship Sympathy card, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsblophop

This is the very top layer but you build from the bottom up to the top to make sure everything is lined up and you close the top layers down on to the bottom layers to make sure that you are covering up all the lovely surprises in your card with the top DSP before adhering. I have cut out the Tree from the Inspiring Canopy in Cinnamon Cider and then Embossed it with the Bark 3D folder. The leaves have been cut out using the Inspiring canopy dies in Garden Green, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.

Rhapsody in craft, Garden Green, Inspired Thoughts, Inspiring Canopy Dies, Inspired Thoughts Bundle, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Bloom Where You're Planted, Sympathy Card, Male Sympathy card, Friendship Sympathy card, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsblophop

I have now stretched the card out to 2 layers. As the trees 4 in the die I cut the 4th one off and shortened it to go on the middle layer of the card so that you can't see it when it is shut. The sentiment on both these layers is from the Inspired thoughts stamp set and I have used my Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker and stamped the first line. I then cut it out and mounted it on Garden Green card and placed on dimensionals on the top layer. I then cleaned my stamp and coloured the rest of the same stamp with the marker to split the sentiment in 2 for the 2 layers of the card.

Rhapsody in craft, Garden Green, Inspired Thoughts, Inspiring Canopy Dies, Inspired Thoughts Bundle, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Bloom Where You're Planted, Sympathy Card, Male Sympathy card, Friendship Sympathy card, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsblophop

Now with all 3 layers open I have stamped the sympathy sentiment and a place where you can write as well.

Rhapsody in craft, Garden Green, Inspired Thoughts, Inspiring Canopy Dies, Inspired Thoughts Bundle, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Bloom Where You're Planted, Sympathy Card, Male Sympathy card, Friendship Sympathy card, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsblophop

I was trying to find a way to show it to you so I hug it on my card tree with the Evening Evergreen In Color sheer ribbon that I used so that you know that you need to pull the card open. When the card is fully shut it fits into a  regular envelope.

This is a fun design that can be adapted for any occasion.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about today's project or any of your crafting needs!


Now is the time to head to the next person on our Garden Green colour journey. Please hit on the next blog button to go to Ros Davidson I love to see her creations each week she always has fun, vibrant card!

If at any time the next button doesn't doesn't work please head to the host of our weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop my dear friend Catherine Proctor: Cathy's Blog.

Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today, take care,







7 comments:

Cathy Proctor said...

Wow Sharon, yet another incredible fancy fold! I'm sure your beautiful card will bring comfort to your friends who lost their mum. This is a great DSP for both men and women - just perfect to send to a couplexx

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

This is a really special card, that I am sure will be treasured, Sharon. I love your choice of DSP, and the different greens (focussing on Garden Green) in the tree canopies. Great job, with a new-to-you fold ... you're not daunted by any of these, are you?!

Rosa Leyden said...

What a fabulous fun-fold using the canopy of trees and DSP to create a forest that you ‘walk’ through as you open the card. Very thoughtful design Sharon.

Kate Morgan said...

Wow, Sharon, this is a work of art! I love those trees in this unique fun fold card. The DSP you've chosen coordinates perfectly.

Rachel Palmieri said...

It's lovely the way the message reveals as you open up the card. Such a thoughtful card too.

Carussell Crafts said...

Sharon, this is a beautiful card. Great choice of DSP and dies to represent the love of gardening and bush walks. It couldn’t be more perfect.

Tina said...

I've never seen this fancy fold before, but it sure is amazing! I'm sure that your friends will appreciate the loving thoughts.

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