Thursday, August 12, 2021

Counting Sheep and Party Puffins

 Hello my friends! I am going to warn you, this is a long post but it is totally worth it!

Today's first card was made for my granddaughter. I can't believe that they will be turning 5 this month! It feels like forever since we have seen them. We haven't been able to see them since last Thanksgiving. I hope we will be able to see them this summer before they start school. They will be in Kindergarden in September and are VERY excited about that.

I wanted to give the Gatefold Floating card a try so here is my version.

I started with a card base of Highland Heather. (Paisley's favourite colours are purple and pink.) I folded this into a gate fold card which means the two panels on the front open like a gate to show the inside of the card. On the front two panels, I added some DSP from the Hand Penned package. This is the reverse side of one of the pieces with multicoloured flowers that I have used on other cards.

I used the Counting Sheep stamp set from the brand new Sale-a-bration catalogue to stamp the three different sheep images. It is such a cute stamp set and has matching dies too! The first sheep I stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock that I cut using the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the grass using Granny Apple Green ink. I coloured the sheep using my Stampin' Blends. I used Basic Black for the hooves, Petal Pink for her face, Smoky Slate for the lines on her wool and then I outlined the entire sheep using Pool Party. I matted this image on a scalloped Circle that I cut using the same dies and Highland Heather cardstock. I cut the balloon image out of Basic White cardstock using the die from the set and coloured it using my Basic Black and Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends. I attached the scalloped circle to the left panel using adhesive. I added the balloon using a tiny dot of liquid glue on her hoof and a dimensional on the balloon.

I stamped my sentiment from the A Grand Kid stamp set using Gorgeous Grape ink onto a small piece of Basic White cardstock. I matted this with a label that I cut out of Highland Heather cardstock using a die from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies set. I attached this to the left panel below the scalloped circle.

I adhered a small piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock onto a Foam Adhesive Sheet and cut out the number 5 using the Playful Alphabet Dies set. I added this to the top right corner of the right panel.

On the inside of the card I stamped the other two sheep images from the set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on squares of Basic White cardstock. I coloured these sheep as I did the sheep on the front of the card. I matted these sheep using a square of Highland Heather cardstock. I also stamped two party hats using Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock. I cut these out using a die from the set. I coloured the hats using Pale Papaya, Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends. I attached the party hats to the sheep using adhesive. 

I created the floating images by attaching strips of cardstock folded up under the squares . They lay flat when opened up all the way or closed all the way but when opened half way, they "float".

On my inside piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped two of the sentiments from the stamp set using Gorgeous Grape ink.

The second card was made for my grandson. I made him a version of the Gatefold Floating card as well.

For Everett's card, I used the Party Puffins stamp set. I made it basically the same as Paisley's card. I used a card base of Misty Moonlight and the DSP was from the Beauty of the Earth package.

I stamped the larger puffin using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock and cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies. I coloured his feet and beak using Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends. I coloured his party hat using Daffodil Delight, Shaded Spruce, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends. I outlined him using the Pool Party Stampin' Blends. I matted this on a scalloped circle that I cut from Misty Moonlight cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment the same as I did for Paisley's card except that I used Night of Navy ink and Misty Moonlight cardstock for the mat. The number 5 was also cut from Night of Navy cardstock.

I stamped the other two puffins on squares of Basic White cardstock and coloured them as I coloured the first puffin. The smaller puffin needed something so I cut out a balloon from the Sheep Dies for him to hold. I coloured it using a Basic Black and a Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blend.

I stamped the two sentiments on the inside from the Party Puffins stamp set using Night of Navy ink and added the puffins so they would also be floating.

What I used for today's cards:

Counting Sheep Stamp

Sheep Dies

A Grand Kid Stamp

Playful Alphabets Dies

Stitched so Sweetly Dies

Layering Circles Dies

Party Puffins Stamp

Highland Heather Cardstock

Gorgeous Grape Cardstock

Misty Moonlight Cardstock

Night of Navy Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Hand Penned DSP

Beauty of the Earth DSP

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad

Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' Pad

Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

Basic Black Stampin' Blends

Highland Heather Stampin' Blends

Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends

Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends

Petal Pink Stampin' Blends

Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends

Pool Party Stampin' Blends

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends

Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends

Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends

Night of Navy Stampin' Blends

Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these two cards. I am pretty sure they will make some little people very happy. Have you tried this Gatefold Floating card? It is a little tricky at first but once you see how it is done, it makes complete sense. I watched a video by Dawn Griffiths to figure out how to do this. Give it a try and share your card with me.....

Stay well and keep creating!


1 comment:

  1. They are the cutest cards and am sure they'll be loved!