I hope you are doing well. I have had an exciting couple of days …
First, I sent out an invitation to my annual Holiday Retreat and it has filled within 36 hours of the announcement! Holy cow, I feel like Garth Brooks … selling out his concert in record time. I am so thrilled to be able to host my stampin’ retreats for you.
Second, I held my Christmas in July… Oops August Stamp Camp, and although we didn’t have the attendance we normally do – we had a great time! There were great cards, door prizes, and the ladies got treated to a plate of “Candyman on Main” Chocolates! I think my new job as manager of the candy store is a big hit!
Thanks to all who are signed up for retreat and those who attended the stamp camp!
Today I wanted to share a different fold style of card, with a fall flair. With this heat wave we’ve been having, I’m looking forward to those “warm” … not hot days, and cool nights.
Speaking of “cool nights” … I used the “Sweater Weather” Designer Series Paper for my card. I never favored the “Crushed Curry” before but it really makes this card pop, and works so beautifully with the Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango colors.
I used the “Falling Leaves” stamp set as my focal point … and the “Rock -n- Roll” technique to get the multicolored leaf.
The “Falling Leaves” stamp set is a “Two-Step” Stamp, so you’ll get two techniques in one!
Rock -n- Roll Technique:
** Begin inking up your solid stamp with the lightest color, I used Crushed Curry. Then touch the sides of the stamp with your darker color – in this case I used the Tangerine Tango. Because my new pads are soooo new … they are very juicy, so I bounced my fingertip across the stamp to blend them a bit more. Then I topped it off with the “detailed stamp / outline of leaf” with the chocolate chip.
Since I had a bit of ink left on my bold/solid stamp … I huffed (using your breath to re-moisten the ink) my stamp and stamped the image onto the inside of the inner card. It comes out very light but adds a touch of color. If you don’t want to huff, you can always re-ink and then stamp off.
Lastly, I stamped “my thoughts” from the stamp set “Field Flowers” in chocolate chip.
So the “trick” to this card is quite simple …. it’s just a card inside (or on top of) a card! The larger or “back” folds in from the left to the right, and the small or inner card folds from the right to the left. You fold the larger flap over the small card (when open … like it’s shown above) and then the small flap is folded to close the card.