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:
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!