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Colour Reveal

April 2, 2020

Today’s card is a fancy fold that I learned from a tutorial I purchased from Elizabeth Shannon (a UK Stampin’ Up! demonstrator).   I think this tutorial is only available to demonstrators but please check with Elizabeth.  My first card is made following Elizabeth’s instructions.  I have used stamp sets and Designer Series Paper which was only available during Sale-A-Bration, but I know that you will all have these in your stash and I really needed to share these cards.   I cut my card base and inside panel from Whisper White card.  I stamped the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set  onto Window Sheet using Stazon ink.  I stamped the same image onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  To make this work you need to stamp both images in exactly the same position, so I used my Stamparatus (lifesaver!). I coloured the image on Whisper White card using Poppy Parade, Dark Old Olive, Dark Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I punched Poppy Parade card using the Everyday Label Punch, folded it in half and attached one half to the Window Sheet image and one half to the coloured image. When you slide them inside the card, you only see the Window Sheet image, pull on the Everyday Label and you get to see the magic changing to colour. I stamped the greeting from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Poppy Parade ink, attached it to Poppy Parade card and then the card front.

I just loved this and needed to make a special card for my granddaughter Elyssa who recently celebrated her birthday.  So, I changed things up a bit to create my second card.

This time, I cut my base from Whisper White card and before I cut the window in the front panel, I attached a piece of the  Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper which is free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  Once I created the piece for the front of the card, I attached it to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I once more stamped the cake image onto Window Sheet using Stazon ink and also onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I loved the colours on my first card, so I used Poppy Parade, Dark Old Olive, Dark Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to colour the image.  This time I punched Basic Black card using the Everyday Label Punch to attach the two image panels together.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Poppy Parade ink, attached it to Basic Black card and then the card front.   To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flowers and leaves only using Poppy Parade, Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Birthday Dies, which you can purchase during Sale-A-Bration, to cut out the flowers and atttached them to the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.

I am so happy with these cards and just had to make one more for my other granddaughter Ava who also celebrated her birthday during March.  I used the Lady Bug stamp set and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper which again are no longer available.  I coloured the images using various Stampin’ Blends and followed exactly the same technique as in the previous cards.

Sometimes, you get put off when you see a fancy card, but they are not always as difficult as you might think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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  1. Lena Beck permalink
    April 5, 2020 2:49 pm

    Kris; would you share the measurements for this card? Thank you… Lena

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      April 6, 2020 6:12 am

      Hi Lena, I would love the share the measurements for this card but unfortunately since I purchased the tutorial I can’t. However, I will tell you that for the reveal to work you need to create a box for the front of your card which has a divider in it, So a front section and a back section. Once you work out your dimensions, you cut a piece of card and a piece of window sheet the exact same size. You need to stamp the same image onto the card and the window sheet in exactly the same position. I used my stamparatus to do this. You colour the image on the card and hold both images together. You slide the window sheet into the front section of your box and the coloured card into the back section. Sorry I can’t be more exact.

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