Sailing Away: Bridge Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I held my “Sailing Away” Class … rescheduled because I was sick last week (Thanks Ladies) and we had a great time making some really amazing cards, learning a new technique and did two cards with cool fold cards.

One of these cards I am sharing with you today … it is the Bridge Fold card with a fun new technique I called Watercolor Waves.  I will try to explain it to you the best I can.  First let me show you the card …

We did this in Night of Navy cardstock and embellished it with the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and the Sail Away Trinkets.  The greeting and sun were punched out using the 1-1/2″ Circle punch, the mat behind the greeting was die cut using one of the dies from the set included in the bundle.

The inner part of the card is Balmy Blue cardstock which was embossed 1/2 way up using the “High Seas” embossing folder.  Then we used the Wink of Stella pen and Night of Navy ink to watercolor over our waves.  Start with the darker shades at the bottom of the wave and as the ink comes off the brush, it gets lighter as you go up the wave.  Once dry (and it dries pretty fast) use a sponge dauber and the White Craft Ink to sponge the tops of the waves … creating white caps!

The “bridge” that goes across the card was done in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue wrapped in the Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.  Everything coordinates so nicely and can be found on pages 144 – 146 in the Come Sail Away Suite.  That can now be purchased with just one number, and includes the “Sailing Home” bundle of the stamp set and dies (at a 10% discount).

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper in on Sale … Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed designing it and sharing it with my class.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Enjoy your Saturday ~



Gold goes Fast to Fabulous …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Put away your BigShot because today we’re punching!  I’m also going to show you a great tip to create some fun on your cards … works great when you’re creating with the kids.  Our color pallet today is Gold and Vanilla with a pop of Cherry Cobbler.

You will need our Transfer Adhesive sheet because we are making stickers!!  I pulled back the top piece and carefully laid my Gold Foil Sheet onto the sticky side.  I like to put a scrap paper over the top and then apply even pressure to the entire foil sheet to ensure it’s evenly attached.


Now just pull the foil sheet off and you have a sticker sheet!  You can do this with your cardstock, designer paper or any of the specialty paper.  Makes application of multiple items quicker, and it’s great for little fingers that aren’t so good with the snail adhesives.

Next I cut my gold foil down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ then punched out my circles.  I used that piece as my mat for my card front… no one will see where you punched so, NO WASTE!

My vanilla card front is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  I just peeled off the backing and placed the dots were I wanted them …  No fuss … No muss!


The “For You” comes from the Hostess stamp set, “Hello There”.  I inked up the stamp with the Gold Metallic Encore ink, sprinkled my gold embossing powder on, tapped off the excess, and heat embossed.

I punched it out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and I added one pop of color … Cherry Cobbler with the 1-3/4″ circle punch.  My greeting was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish, I added a strip of the Fast Fuse adhesive to the back side and wrapped the card front with Metallic Gold Bakers Twine.  H-O-L-Y Cow … that Fast Fuse really holds!  The entire card front was popped up  … I love layers and dimension.


And that’s it … fast to make, fabulous to look at!  Besides, who doesn’t love Polka Dots!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have yourself a Fabulous Friday ~