Beauty of Friendship Birthday
Welcome back, friends! I received so many lovely handmade cards for my birthday. One, from my friend Pam, used the “book fold” design, and it inspired me to do a #simplestamping card. I changed the colors and stamp set, but it’s pretty much a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) of Pam’s card
First, here are the dimensions I used for the card.
Soft Suede card base – 4-1/4″ x 11″; scored at 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
Soft Suede “faux ribbon” – 1/8″ x 4″
Very Vanilla Cardstock – (2) 4″ x 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 4″
Fold the card base in half at the 5-1/2″ score line. Then use Tear & Tape adhesive on the inside of the card, between the two score lines. This seals the “binding” closed to create the book fold. Fold the front flap back and use your Bone Folder to make a sharp fold at the edge of the card and at the flap.
On the 3/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla strip, stamp the splatter from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set repeatedly in Cajun Craze, Bumblebee, and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. Be sure to clean the stamp between colors. Adhere the Very Vanilla Cardstock to the 1″ area of the card base between the scores.
Stamp the tree trunk/branches from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set on one of the 4″ x 4-1/4″ pieces of Very Vanilla. (Be sure you have the longer side horizontal before you stamp.) Next, ink the leaves stamp in Bumblebee Classic Ink, but don’t stamp yet. Using a different sponge dauber for each color, add a bit of Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink to the inked stamp. Breathe on the stamp to reactivate the ink, then stamp over the branches.
Stamp the sentiment from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set in Early Espresso ink. then adhere the panel to the front of the card base. Stamp one of the images from Beauty of Friendship on the other piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (this is optional), leaving room for an inside sentiment and a message, then adhere to the inside of the card. Adhere the skinny strip of Soft Suede Cardstock to the front over the “splattered” Very Vanilla strip. You can also use ribbon for this, but I wanted to use only Stamps, Ink, and Paper for my card. And Sponge Daubers, of course. If you don’t have Sponge Daubers, you can simply stamp the leaves in one color or use the “Rock & Roll” Technique to give the leaves more color.
This is a super easy and fun fold, and you can create so many different looks by adding some Designer Series Paper (DSP), ribbon, twine and more.
The Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set also has coordinating dies – Beautiful Trees. I didn’t use them, but if you bundle the stamps and dies, you can save 10%. Of course, you’ll also want the Beauty of the Earth DSP and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder, so you can simply order the entire Beauty of the Earth Suite with one number.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!