Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Spring Has Sprung

     Spring has sprung, the daffodils are up and the birds are busy building their nests so a bright and cheerful spring card seemed the right thing to make, two boxes of flowers exploding will be great for a Mothers Day card.
      I have used lemon gingham card but due to the folds of this card part of the white side will also be visible, so it has been coloured and stamped to co-ordinate with the gingham.
     The two sided are stuck and slotted together and the card bars stuck inside to hold the acetate strips.
     Each box has three card bars and six acetate strips to hold butterflies and flowers, these are attached with red line double sided tape.
      The flower heads were stamped on yellow card, cut out, then decorated with gold foil using the Stix2 glue pen and transfer foils. The secret of this method is patience, just wait for the glue to turn completely clear and the foils will stick.
     Each flower is attached with strong tape, you can vary the height of the flowers by trimming the strips accordingly, I would suggest they all start the same full height and you trim as you go along, this allows for a choice in arrangement of your flowers.
     The butterflies are stamped on a piece of scrap card that was underneath some tags when using the fabric spray paints, nothing goes to waste that way. These paints are designed for fabric but work very well on canvas and card too.
     These have also been given foil highlights, cut out and attached to the acetate strips, there are several different sizes in the stamp set.
     The whole card will fold flat for posting but will need a tall DL envelope so the acetate doesn't get creased.

Materials list - available from your  local craft shop

Stix2 Anything - Lemon Gingham / Intensive Yellow Card 
                        Project Acetate
                        Ultra Clear Tape 6mm
                        Glue Pen 2in1
                        Shiny Transfer foil
                        Fabric Spray Paints

Other Items      FRS639  Tatty Butterflies stamp
                       JGS491 Fancy Flowers
                       Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade / Mustard Seed
                       Versafine Onyx Black

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
heARTful Stamping - Spring & a Stamp
Ooh La La Creations - Spring Is In The Air
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes


  1. Lovely cheerful card, great idea

  2. Thank you for joining us at OLLCB, with this bright fun design love it

  3. Wow!!I love the style of this card.!! Do you have a tutorial for it or has it a name?.....I'm intrigued not seen this style before and I just love different shaped cards. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

    1. I watched a video on You Tube by Hunkydory and liked the card (Snowfall Pop Up), so I played around with copy paper until I could reproduce the design.

  4. I love the shape of this card - so different. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart.

  5. I have never seen a folded box like this! Brilliant! Thank you for playing along with my heARTful stamping challenge this week. :)


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