Welcome to week 6 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!
This week we are showcasing one of the 2018 – 2020 In Colours: Blueberry Bushel.
For my project this week I decided to showcase Blueberry Bushel by using products from the Best Route suite, including the Best Route Designer Series Paper, the En Route stamp set, and the new Best Route Memories & More Card Pack.
I love how this Best Route DSP combines Blueberry Bushel with Basic Black, Gray Granite, Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch. Doesn’t this colour combination really pop?
And how amazing are these new Memories & More Card Packs, designed to be used for both cardmaking and scrap booking?
The card I made this week was a very, very special card for a very, very special person in my life: my hubby!
You see, he finally sold his business of 20 years this week, and selling it was a huge leap of faith into the unknown, both personally and career-wise. This was a business he built from scratch in an industry that wasn’t really his passion…but he has persevered and worked very hard in it for the past 20 years to support our family.
I designed this card as I was making it around the card sizes in the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack, and I also used stamps from the inspirational stamp set, Seize the Day (and the wonderful “just breathe” stamp set from Colourful Seasons). These sets are both great for male cards and they were simply perfect for all of the things I wanted to say to my hubby.
I’m not sure what you call this type of fancy fold card as I made it up as I went along! Maybe it could simply be called multi-fold card? Hopefully, these pictures will explain more clearly how I made it.
I began with the centre section of the card and added flaps to the top, bottom, left and right of the centre section. The centre section is made with one A4 piece of Gray Granite with 2 of the Memories & More smaller sized cards aligned to the right of this piece of cardstock, with fold line scored to the left of these cards. The bottom card I deliberately left blank to write a message on.
To make the right hand flap, I used another piece of A4 Gray Granite cardstock, cutting and folding as per measurements below. There’s about an inch of extra cardstock to the left of the fold line…you just need to leave enough to be able to adhere this piece to the centre piece of the card.
I adhered 2 strips of tear and tape and then attached the right-hand flap to the centre section of the card.
The top flap was made with the leftover piece of cardstock I chopped off from the right-hand flap (see earlier image), and then I cut an identically sized piece for the bottom flap. Both top and bottom flaps were attached using tear and tape, just like the right flap.
And here’s how the entire card looks as you gradually open each flap to unfold the card.
All closed up, with the bottom flap on the front of the card ⇓.
With the top and bottom flap opened ⇓.
With the left and right flap opened ⇓.
And here is the reverse of the card…I cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock to cover all of the joins where I’ve attached the flaps to the card.
Thanks so much for hopping along with the Art With Heart Team on our weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop.
To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.
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Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a perennial favourite and one of the subtles family: Blushing Bride.
We hope you can hop along with us all then!
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