January 31, 2017

Colour INKspriation #02!

Have you heard of the new Facebook challenge called Colour INKspiration? Anyone can join in to play twice a month. All you need to do is visit their page and ask to join by clicking here:


Once you are a member of the Facebook group, you can either start playing along with the color challenges, or visit for some inspiration. This week the challenge is to use all of the following colors on a project:

If you can't read the print for the colors on the photo above, the colors are Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Garden Green. I've had the Extended Center Step Card Fold on my "to try" list for quite some time now and decided to use this card fold. Isn't it the neatest?

Most of the ones I've seen use 12" x 12" cardstock and I don't use that size so I adapted the pattern on my own to use the 8-1/2" x 11" size. It was fun to add all 5 of the colors on one card. You can see the detail in my leaves and flowers in the next two photos:

This portion of the card you see in the photo above, is the stopper on the base portion to hold the folded card in place. And I used the Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies for my sentiment. Did you know these dies have been so popular that Stampin' Up! sold out and just recently restocked them in the store?

To give you an idea how this card works, I included this side view.  The card does fold flat for mailing too! You can see where the large scored end piece folds on the score line and bends towards the front under the card base to create the flat base and that's where you glue the stopper. If you keep reading, I'll post a photo of the pattern for you to use.

View from the front. The sentiment is glued in place using Stampin' Dimensionals for height. This height is what holds the folded portion upright as a stopper.

I hope you enjoyed my newest card fold. The Special Reason Stamp Set and Stylish Stems Framelits Dies made it so easy to decorate the front with all the flowers and leaves. And I added just a few Rhinestone Jewels to finish off my card!

Here's the pattern I used. TIP: Don't score the two vertical lines from 4-3/4" down to 3/4", just cut! I scored it first and when using an Exacto knife on a scored line, you get a fuzzy edge like you see in this photo. I now use this cardstock piece as a pattern only! All of the black lines are fold lines:


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