Thursday, 14 February 2019

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Birthday

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.

Our theme this month is to provide "Birthday" inspiration - which really helped me focus on making this 40th birthday card for my niece!  The inspiration for the floating frame part of the card came from a card I saw that was made by Terri Gaines.
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #easelcard #funfold #floatingframe #butterflygala , Easel Card, Butterfly Gala, Tufted, Floating Frame card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A very bright & cheerful 40th birthday card for a very bright & cheerful person!
My card has different dimensions:  The Basic Black base card is cut to 9" x 5.5" and scored on the long side at 4.5" and 7
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #easelcard #funfold #floatingframe #butterflygala , Easel Card, Butterfly Gala, Tufted, Floating Frame card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Butterfly Gala, Layering Ovals dies and Tufted embossing folder provide the main elements in this easel card
I cut the oval from the centre of the Lovely Lipstick foil sheet and then embossed with the Tufted embossing folder.  I also cut the same oval shape from the centre of the front of the card. 

The window sheet is glued between the black and white frames.  TIP:  I find that I get the best result when gluing window sheet by using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

The butterflies inside the card are stamped individually (it's a double stamp) by applying the ink to one butterfly at a time on the stamp using a Basic Gray Marker Pen.   When adding the Melon Mambo colour with the two step stamping technique, I stamped off first to reduce the ink saturation.  To achieve the slightly darker bottom wings on the large butterfly I repeated the process.
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #easelcard #funfold #floatingframe #butterflygala , Easel Card, Butterfly Gala, Tufted, Floating Frame card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The easel card looks like this when it's closed
To cut the numbers, I had to resort to using a retired die set.  

The punched out butterflies were left over from a previous card.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer - please see the list below and click on the next person on the list to hop through all of the people to see all of our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

'Til next time!
Stephanie


Product List - All supplies (except the number dies) are available for purchase in my online store

12 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous card Stephanie! Very clever technique and I love how you embossed the Melon Mambo foil sheet. Your butterflies are so pretty - they look embossed with gold or copper then coloured in? just love it. x

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    1. Thank you, Sharni. The butterflies are gold heat embossed onto Grapefruit Grove foil sheet & a couple of bits are coloured with Stampin' Blends.

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  2. Such a gorgeous card Stephanie.....Thank you for hopping along with us

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    1. Thank you, Vicki - and thank you for organising us!

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  3. This card is adorable! I love the embossed Foil elements.

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  4. I love all the details you put into your project! TFS

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  5. Beautiful Stephanie. Loving the bold foil & the design of your card. TFS

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