InKing Royalty February Blog Hop
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around BIRTHDAY. It’s always special to celebrate the birthday of someone you love, so handmade birthday cards are always fun to share. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I Didn’t Create This All in One Night
I knew I wanted to create a fun fold for this blog hop, and I found a video tutorial by Frances Martin for the wiper card. So much fun! I also found a diagram on Pinterest by Stamping with Belinda, which I tweaked just a 1/8 of an inch, so my finished card is 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches. The number of pictures I took trying to explain the process would have made this post the length of a booklet, so please visit these two links as the directions are clear and concise.
I knew that the moving parts and the base would take some time since it’s the first time trying to create it. Therefore, I created the front and back elements the first night and the moving base and parts was created the next night.
Here are multiple shots of the card I created using the Bloom by Bloom DSP with the front first:
The Card Basic Elements
I used the Bloom by Bloom DSP for the background of both sides, and used a piece of vellum cardstock to tone down the DSP behind the layered”Happy Birthday” sentiment. In order to hold down the vellum, there is some liquid Tombow behind the sentiment, but that didn’t do anything for the corners. Enter the Night of Navy enamel dots, which cover a glue dot holding the vellum down on the DSP.
I layered the DSP on Mint Macaron, which I then layered on Coastal Coral. The bases and moving parts are Call Me Clover.
The next decisions I made all had to do with the stamp sets. I have not recieved the Bloom by Bloom stamp set yet (I initially thought I wouldn’t need it if I had the DSP. WRONG!) so I used the Incredible Like You photopolymer stamp set for the back greeting and flower/leaves.
Magic Happens When the Sides are Pulled Apart.
I usually run my cards past my husband (and his comments have become much more detailed and informed), and he had me pull the sides open and closed 3 or 4 times. He loved the magic of the interaction.
Here are photos of the front and back after the card is pulled open:
I had to make another decision about a mini sentiment and flower stamp set. I turned to the Varied Vases stamp set for the Birthday Wishes and flower stems. Initially I thought I would cut the Birthday Wishes stamp in half to fit it on the little flap. I tried, and even got the scissors positioned between the words, but couldn’t bring myself to cut it apart. I decided to use the Call Me Clover Stamping Marker to color each word so I could stamp them separately.
Last, but Not Least
After all these layers, I thought for sure I would have a difficult time getting the card in the medium SU envelope. I was pleasantly surprised when it fit in the envelope, and have pictures to proof it. Mind you, this card is going to need extra postage, but it easily fit in the envelope.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There are some very talented people in this hop and you won’t want to miss any of them. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use the following line-up for a guide:
Have a Peachy Day!
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps