Welcome to week eight of our Art With Heart 2024-25 Colour Creations blog hop!

This week we’re featuring a lovely soft blue colour called Balmy Blue and I’ve created a duck pond scene card using the Lily Pond Lane suite.

The colours in my duck pond card are the colours from the Lily Pond Lane DSP: Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Peach Pie, Pretty In Pink, Pretty Peacock.

Call me Cathy or call me crazy (most people do!) for this week’s card I decided at the very last minute to make a fancy fold that I had no instructions for. This fancy fold is called an easel block card, a block easel card or a pop-up block easel card.

Here’s a video that show how this card opens up and looks from the side.

The easel card base is a 6 x 12 piece of Basic White cardstock, scored and folded at 6 inches and 3 inches.

A 6 x 6 piece of Basic White cardstock attached to the front 3 x 6 part of the easel card becomes the card front, decorated with a piece of Lily Pond Lane DSP ( 1/4 inch trimmed off the top and one side) and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Lily Pond Lane stamp set .

Here’s what it look like when opened up to reveal the inside. You can write your message on the top half of the inside of the easel fold. I’ve just laid a couple of extra ducks here for this photo.

This top view (with easel folded over) shows how the blocks in this fancy fold hold the different elements at different depths. This is why this is such a great fancy fold for creating scene cards – you simply slot them in and adhere them.

To make the blocks at the base I used a 12 x 12 sheet of the Delightful Florals DSP in Pretty Peacock. Each block measures 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, scored and folded at 1, 2, 3 and 4 inches.

I folded each piece of DSP along the score lines to create a 1 inch square block adhered with Tear-n-tape and then laid them side by side inside the card base, adhered again with Tear-n-tape.

I used scraps of Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Peach Pie, Pretty In Pink and Pretty Peacock cardstock to die cut the ducks, ducklings and vegetation, as well as Stampin’ Blends for colouring in the stamped and die cut ducks and duckings.

The lily pads were adhered to the front of the card and these blocks all fold back to lie flat so the card can be placed into an envelope.

Now it’s time to hop in over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.  

Andrea Sargent

Kate Morgan  

Christine Blain

Di Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Kathryn Ruddick   

Ros Davidson     

Rosa Leyden

Vicki Boucher

Theresa Gerrard

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor  – you are here!

We’ll be back next Wednesday, 26th June, showcasing Basic Gray.

I hope you can join us then!

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