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Sahara Sand: Trifold Birthday card

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 44 – Sahara Sand

Today I have chosen a trifold card, that folds flat to fit into a standard DL envelope. This is a simple ‘fancy fold’ design, and perfect for any occasion.

Starting with an A4 sheet, I cut it down to 27cm x 21cm and scored the long edge at 9cm & 18cm. I marked with a pencil at 7.5cm on the short edge and cut from that mark up to the opposite corner.

Trifold birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Like an Animal DSP, Happier Than Happy Bundle.

I wanted to use the Like an Animal DSP which has Sahara Sand listed as one of the colours. I used this to decorate the front panel and the inside panel. The centre panel I embossed some Sahara Sand card with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture.

Trifold birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Like an Animal DSP, Happier Than Happy Bundle

I took some Sweet Sorbet Glimmer Paper and punched 2 balloons. Adding some White Baker’s Twine for the string.

The bear (Happier Than Happy stamp set) was stamped twice using the Stamparatus to get a darker tone before die cutting it with the coordinating Happy Forest dies.

The Stylish Shapes circle die was used to cut some Vellum Basics Specialty Designer Series Paper which the bear is glued to, then some Dimensionals added behind the bear to pop it up a little on the card front.

On the inside centre panel, using the Stamparatus again, I stamped the ‘happy’ 3 times using the hinge stamping technique and then the ‘birthday’ in Sweet Sorbet ink across the centre.

Trifold birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Like an Animal DSP, Happier Than Happy Bundle open

On the inside back panel, another circle of Vellum was cut with the returning 2″ Circle Punch and the fox added on dimensionals with white baker’s twine wrapped around his tail to a smaller balloon. The fox was stamped the same way as the bear, but I also added a little Sweet Sorbet ink with a dauber directly to the stamp for a little extra shading.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using Shaded Spruce.

Please hop across to our next participant and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Fiona Ryan.

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Stamps: Happier than Happy Bundle [158952], Biggest Wish [155052]
Dies: Happy Forest dies [158951], Stylish Shapes [159183]
Card/Paper: Thick Basic White [159230], Sahara Sand [121695], 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 Glimmer Paper [159246]
Designer Series Paper: Like an Animal [160841], Vellum Basics Specialty [160839]
Inks: Sahara Sand [147117], Sweet Sorbet [159216]
Other: Timeworn Type 3D TIEF [156505], Sponge Daubers [133773], 2″ Circle Punch [133782], Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack [155475], Stamparatus [148187], Multipurpose Glue [110755], Dimensionals [104430], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], Paper Trimmer [152392], Simply Shammy [147042], Bone Folder [102300]

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9 thoughts on “Sahara Sand: Trifold Birthday card”

  1. Wow, I love your fancy fold Kate. It stands so well so, would make a perfect display. The pops of Sweet Sorbet work perfectly with the other neutral tones. Great card.

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  2. Love the pop of sweet sorbet against the Sahara Sand, Kate. This is a wonderful fancy fold for the Like An Animal DSP and a real showstopper of a card.

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