Rachel Tessman sent those on her team a sampler of the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, a piece of Grapefruit Grove embossed with the Country Floral Dynamic embossing folder, and a piece of Whisper White stamped with a sentiment from the Part of my Story Sale-a-Bration stamp set punched out using the Story Label punch. This is what I came up with, I wanted to use them all on one card.
I told you a little about uplines on Tuesday’s post. Well, Susan had a meeting and invited all of her team members, she does this about three times a year. She creates some of the most fantastic make & takes for us to do and this is what we created.
For this first card, we inked the Sale-a-Bration Country Floral Dynamic embossing folder with Sea Foam ink and embossed on Sea Foam cardstock. I’ve seen this look forever but never tried it before. Well, this sold me on the embossing folder, it’s just gorgeous!
The last card is a technique where Susan had us make a full card and a 3×4 card that we can store for reference. The center of the first flower is colored in with the Early Espresso marker. The center of the last card was done using a sponge dauber after the stamp was inked with Pool Party.
Just for context, I was recruited by Cheryl Lee so she is my upline. Cheryl was recruited by Rachel Tessman so she is Cheryl’s upline and my second upline. Rachel was recruited by Susan Campfield so she is Rachel’s upline and my third upline. Confusing… probably.
Anyway….Susan and Rachel host Demos Galore and we made this pop out card there.
Susan challenged us to come up with our own pop out card and gave us some supplies we could use. Here is my card which is pretty much using the paper she gave us and adding my own twist on the pop up element.
For the vellum sheets on the front and inside, I covered the back with the adhesive sheets to adhere. The pop out panels are die cut using the rectangle framelits and the leaf punch is tucked behind.
The card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, and 8 1/4″. The belly band is 1/2″ x 12″ and scored at 2 1/2″ and 4″. The pop up is attached to the fold using two 1/2″ punched circles folded in half.
I hope you aren’t done with butterflies yet because I have a few more projects to go. I wanted to do a few 3D items for Demos Galore and I thought a scrapbook would be fun, I just didn’t know what to create it about. Enter Alexa the potato that my daughter had to care for over a weekend. She thinks my husband and I are crazy but we had so much fun with our little Starchy. The design for the scrapbook came from a 2015 post over at embrace-serendipity.blogspot.com.
This card is a fun fold that Rachel Tessman showed us how to make at a gathering last month and she has a video up on her blog to show how it’s made. It takes a test run to get the scoring done right but it came out pretty. I would make one suggestion though, for the scoring on the angles fold the card so you can do both angled lines at once. I have a line drawn in down the 6″ mark of my score board so I can line things up and score them, I find this easier that using the paper trimmer for scoring this card. Another change on my card is to use a coordinating color for the band and make it 1″ instead of 1/2″
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