Another Fun-Fold Friday
Welcome back, my friends! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. There’s so much ick in the world right now, but in times like these, I think about my granddaughter. Amelia loves rainbows (and unicorns and kittens) and she finds them everywhere. We have beveled windows in our front door, so when the sun shines through, it makes rainbows. Rainbows on the walls, rainbows on the floor, rainbows everywhere. The other day, I was hanging out with her while Wesley had therapy on his shoulder.
When Amelia walked into their kitchen, she said, “Look, Seesa! Rainbows!” And there on the floor under one of the kitchen chairs, were several splotches of color. I don’t know where they came from, but there they were. No matter how things are going, she finds the rainbow. She always makes me smile.
So in these days of uncertainty and stress, I have decided to find the rainbow each day. My rainbow last week came in the form of my friend and fellow Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, Christy Fulk. Christy is an amazing artist. We worked together on Craft Project Central projects, and hers were always over the top gorgeous and fun. And she is even more lovely than her creations!
Knowing this week’s Stamp Off! challenge was a fun fold, I had one ready to go (you can see it here). But then I saw Christy’s Overlay Card, and decided to change my challenge entry.
This is a super cute “overlay” design. Here’s how to make it.
For the overlay, cut a piece of 4″ x 4″ card stock. I used Grapefruit Grove Cardstock. Next stamp the flowers from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set on Whisper White Cardstock using Saddle Brown Stazon Ink. (I’m pretty sure I tapped a little ink off before I stamped.) Use a Blender Pen and Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch Classic Ink to add a little color to the flowers, and an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to add color to the centers, then die-cut with the In the Tropics dies. (Of course, you can bundle the stamp set and dies to save 10%.) Stamp the leaf image in Garden Green Classic Ink. Use an Aqua Painter to blend the ink a bit if you’d like. Then die-cut.
Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the 4″² Grapefruit Grove Cardstock panel, making sure you stamp it at least 1-1/4″ below the top of the card stock. Next, add the flowers to the Grapefruit Grove panel. It’s ok for the flowers to hang over the side edges, but be sure they do not extend past the bottom edge of the card stock. Set this aside.
Cut a 5-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock. With the 5-1/4″ side at the top of your scoring board, score at 4-1/4″ so you have a 1″ flap. Fold the flap down, making sure the “valley” of the score line is on the outside of the fold. Use a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
On the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ inside of the card, add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Cut two 1″ x 4″ pieces of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. Adhere these to the side edges of the Whisper White Cardstock.
Add two strips of SNAIL or Tear & Tape Adhesive to the top of the 4″² layer. Be sure you keep the adhesive at the top 1″ of the layer. Center the 4″² piece over the inside of the card, keeping the bottom edges even, then close the 1″ flap over the 4″² layer.
Finally, add a piece of 5/16″ Mini Braided Burlap Trim around the 1″ top flap. When I measure ribbon or trim, I wrap it around the area it will be tied to two times for a bow and one and a half times for a knot, then cut. (So this was wrapped 1-1/2 times – which means 13-3/4″ of ribbon. Feel free to check my math.)
By the way, the Timeless Tropical Bundle, Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim, and Saddle Brown Stazon Ink are all in the Tropical Oasis Suite in the January – June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. Check it out!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Hope you have a lovely day – and look for the rainbows!