Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun fold card made from one of the designs from the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper! A couple weeks ago I made a card from the Flower & Field DSP, so I thought why not do this again, but make it a fun fold card? This is very easy to make, the hardest part was figuring out how to stamp the sentiment evenly for the card front! I will also show you some alternatives for the inside with layering and stamping!
For the card base, I used this design from the Berry Delightful DSP (showing is the inside of the card), cut at 4” x 12”and scored at 3 ¼” and 8 ¾” (or 3 ¼” from each end):
For the card front, you will need:
1. Using the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays, stamp the sentiment in Balmy Blue and Night of Navy inks on Basic White cardstock and die-cut out with the third largest layering Stitched So Sweetly Dies. More details about this below.
2. Using the second largest layering Stitched So Sweetly Dies to die-cut from Night of Navy cardstock, this will be layered under the above sentiment piece.
3. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the outline leaf stamp from Berry Blessings in Garden Green ink, stamp the second step stamp in Granny Apple Green, and fussy cut out. After the ink is dry, use your Wink of Stella pen. Tip-if you want to “hide” the white around the edges from fussy cutting, use the brush tip end of your Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker around the edge.
4. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the outline blueberry stamp from Berry Blessings in Night of Navy ink, stamp the second step stamp in Balmy Blue ink, and fussy cut out. After the ink is dry, use your Wink of Stella pen. Tip-if you want to “hide” the white around the edges from fussy cutting, use the brush tip end of your Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker around the edge.
Since using my Stamparatus would not work with the “hinge-step technique” for stamping the sentiment evenly across (or down), I had to get creative with a pencil and ruler. I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼” and you can either line up the top of cardstock with a line of your grid paper and use your ruler and pencil to lightly make lines across as shown, it will be a ½” gap between the stamped lines. If you are feeling adventurous, you can line up the top of the cardstock in the middle of two lines on your grid paper and use your ruler and pencil to lightly make lines across as shown, it will be a 3 8” gap between the stamp lines. I preferred the smaller gap, so I used that one for this card. I used the pencil line as a guide to stamp the sentiment, off set each line down. When I got to what I judged to be close to the middle, I inked the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and then continued stamping in Balmy Blue ink. Once completed, I erased the pencil lines and die-cut out:
I used liquid glue to adhere the layered die-cuts, the fussy cut leaf in the corner, the large fussy cut blueberry in the opposite corner, and mini dimensionals for the other two fussy cut blueberries:
You will burnish the score lines, which the DSP folds will overlap each other, so I had the left fold over top of the right fold, and used liquid glue on the left half of the die-cut sentiment piece to adhere to the left fold DSP:
For the inside, there are several ways you can do the lay-out:
1. Start with the inside sentiment by cutting a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 ½” x 5”, stamp the sentiment and the blueberry outlines in Night of Navy ink, and the second step for the blueberries in Balmy Blue ink.
2. If you want stamped images for the folds, cut two pieces of Basic White cardstock at 2 ¾” x 3 ½”. First stamp the second step for the blueberries stamp in Balmy Blue ink, stamp off once on scrap paper, then stamp on the Basic White cardstock two times, repeating the process one more time. Then you will stamp the bud stamp in Garden Green ink, the second step stamp in Granny Apple Green ink, the blueberry outlines in Night of Navy ink, and the second step in Balmy Blue ink, using your Wink of Stella on the blueberries when the ink is dry. This process is for each piece.
3. If you want to layer under the stamped images, cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” for the sentiment and two pieces at 3” x 3 ¾” to layer under the stamped blueberries.
Isn’t this a super cute and fun card to make?? You can make three of these from one 12” x 12” sheet of DSP!! The card size once folded is 4” x 5 ½”, so it will fit into a regular envelope!
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