Happy Birthday

Hello stampers. Kia here today to share my Random Act of Cardness card for day 22, which is the Side Fold Card.

But, I also have a giveaway for you which I am so excited about. The Scrap’n Stamp 13th Birthday Celebration continues, and with that comes gifts. And yes, I have one for you. Being that this is all about Birthday’s I picked My Favorite Things Balloon Bouquet Stamp and Die set for my giveaway. Many thanks go out to Scrap’n Stamp for supplying this gift to you, which has a combined pre-tax value of $51.50!

It is very easy to enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post, or on my blog post. At month end I will combine the comments and randomly pick a winner. It is that easy.

Back to my card for today. For this Side Folded card I decided I would go back to my roots of card making, where I once did this style a lot. It is time consuming, but so worth the effort.

Using Colorado Craft Company Birthday Wishing I stamped on Hammermill cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone and proceeded to colour with Copic markers. I used E57, E43 and E41, in that order doing 3 layers of each. For the balloon I used R32, R21 and R02 with 2 layers. On the Bunny’s cheeks I used R20.

I made my card base using Kraft cardstock as follows. Using a 4.25 x 11 inch piece of card, I scored at 4.25, then at 5.5 inches.

Once scored I folded at the 5.5 inch score line as I normally would, but glued together the 1.25 inches of the side fold, which leaves a 4.25 square working space. So cute.

For my card I decided to decorate with designer papers. These papers are by Mintay called Bird Song. They are old-ish, so not easy to find, but I thought they would work perfectly for this design.

Once I was finished colouring the bunny stamped on the Hammermill paper I fussy cut the bunny out, ignoring everything except the actual bunny and the balloon.

I then stamped the image on my card front and added colour as I did on the main piece. I styled the fussy cut pieces and attached to the card front using foam squares and finished by adding ribbon to the side fold along with a scattering of sequins.

The inside is also finished with the coordinating papers, and I stamped the sentiment from the set using VersaFine Clair ink in Warm Breeze.

I hope you will give this technique a try and share them with us on our Facebook Challenge page.

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10 Responses to “Happy Birthday”What You're Saying

  1. Carol says:

    Kia, your card is absolutely darling! The patterned paper is the perfect stage for your ‘star’: the sweet bunny with his balloon! Adorable, smile-making and incredibly sweet! Decorating the inside really creates a WOW impact!

  2. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What a unique fold and darling card! I love the vintage look!

  3. Marisela Delgado says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you also decorated the inside of the card. LOVE IT!

  4. Marisela Delgado says:

    Duh! I just noticed the bow! Such a sweet accent.

  5. Denise Bryant says:

    Darling card! Love this bunny!

  6. Carol Wortman says:

    I love fun folds and I haven’t seen this. Super cute and I love the patterned paper. Gosh looks like a decor piece, I would keep this up. So So Pretty. Would love to see a video on this! Thanks

  7. Boy you took me back too!! I haven’t made that fold in eons and it looks so great. I love the bunny with the balloon and the papers you used are great.

  8. Carla Hundley says:

    Darling card! I love
    the way you did the
    folding part and added
    the ribbon.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Marisela Delgado says:

    I absolutely love this card! So beautiful.

  10. Marisela Delgado says:

    I’m in love with this card.

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