A Sympathy Card -- Choose Happiness Blog Hop Followup
A Decorated Gift Box -- Choose Happiness Blog Hop Followup

A Friendship Card -- Choose Happiness Blog Hop Followup

Hello!  

Today's post is a followup for last weekend's Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop where I featured the Choose Happiness stamp set.  If you didn't have time to travel through the hop, I hope you'll do so.  There are so many great ideas!  You can see the blog hop line up by clicking here or you can begin at the first stop of the hop by clicking here.  All the stops on the hop are linked so you'll travel in a circle and end up right where you began.

I made two cards for the blog hop and a gift box. Monday's blog post discussed the Sympathy card; today's will discuss the Friendship card with the drape fold.

I have been seeing cards with drape folds for some time and have wanted to try one, so I did some searching through Pinterest until I found a card with the fold that included the dimensions.  There were so many different ways that you could do this, so I picked the one that seemed the simplest.

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This card begins with a card base of Mossy Meadow cardstock (Retiring List).  A slightly smaller (4" x 5-1/4") panel of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered at the center of the card front.  A 3" x 3-3/4" piece of English Garden Designer Series Paper (Retiring List--Sold Out) with the watercolor leaf prints was adhered to the top half of a 3-3/4" x 5" panel of Whisper White cardstock.  A 2-1/4" x 6-1/8" piece of English Garden Designer Series Paper (the reverse side of the watercolor leaf print) was scored at 3-1/4", 3-3/4", 4-3/4", 5-1/8" and 5-7/8" along the 6-1/8" length.  A pencil mark was placed 3/4" above the bottom edge of the right side of the paper.  The paper was cut in a diagonal line from the pencil mark to the bottom of the first score line (3-1/4").

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Fold the paper on the score lines with Valley folds at the 3-1/4" and 4-3/4" score lines and Mountain folds at the 3-3/4", 5-1/8", and 5-7/8" score lines.  Place a small bit of adhesive in the area between the 3-1/4" and 3-3/4" score lines and press the paper in place along the folds.  Place a small bit of adhesive in the area between the 4-3/4" and 5-1/8" score lines and press the paper in place along the folds.  Place adhesive along the back edge of the left edge of the paper and adhere flush with the left and bottom edges of the Whisper White cardstock panel.  Place a bit of adhesive behind the fold at the 5-7/8" score line and a line of adhesive across the Whisper White cardstock just below the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper adhered to the top of the Whisper White cardstock.  Carefully press the drape folded paper across the Whisper White cardstock keeping the straight edge of the drape folded paper aligned with the bottom edge of the Whisper White cardstock and folding the right edge of the drape folded paper over the right edge of the Whisper White cardstock.

Wrap a piece of Whisper White 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon (Retiring List) around the Whisper White cardstock with the Designer Series Paper and knot over the transition between the two pieces of Designer Series Paper (place a Mini Glue Dot behind the knot of the ribbon to hold it in place).

Cut approximately 1/2" from the bottom of a large Metallic Foil Doily and adhere at the center of the watercolor leaf print Designer Series Paper with the bottom edge of the doily tucked below the top edge of the ribbon.  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the border image from the Choose Happiness stamp set using Mossy Meadow ink (Retiring List--Sold Out) and cut out with Paper Snips.  Adhere the border strip to the Metallic Foil Doily with the bottom edge of the border just above the top edge of the ribbon and the right side of the border flush with the right edge of the Designer Series Paper.  

Using Hello Honey ink (Retiring List--stamp pad Sold Out), stamp flower image twice on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  Use Bone Folder to roll up edges of the flowers then adhere flowers to card front with one flower near the upper right corner and the other flower over the left end of the border image, overlapping the ribbon.

Ink bird image with Hello Honey ink and then roll the edges of the stamp on the Mossy Meadow ink pad (Rock & Roll technique).  Stamp bird on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  Adhere bird over flower on right using a Stampin; Dimensional with the bird "perched" on the border image.

Stamp Choose Happiness greeting on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punch from cardstock with the Label Bracket punch (Retiring List).  Using the Label Bracket punch, punch two shapes from Mossy Meadow cardstock and cut both shapes in half from point to point then snip off the "half" points on each cut piece.  Adhere the half shapes behind the Whisper White shape so that approximately 1/16" of the Mossy Meadow shape extends beyond the Whisper White shape on each side.  Adhere the greeting near the upper left corner using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The flower image was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner.  Then the flower was inked again and stamped on a Post-It Note with one edge of the flower over the area of the repositionable adhesive on the back of the paper.  The flower was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered over the flower stamped on the liner (Masking technique).  The stamp was inked again and stamped to the right of the first flower covered with the Post-It Note.  [Tip:  Press down firmly on the stamp to ensure there is not a fuzzy ink area around the Post-It Note.]  Using Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the border image along the bottom edge of the liner with the left end of the border extending beyond the liner.  Ink the bird image with Hello Honey, Rock & Roll the image on Mossy Meadow ink, then stamp on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out the bird with Paper Snips and adhere on liner with the bird "perched" on top of the right end of the border image.  Using Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the sentiment near the upper center of the liner.  Adhere liner to card base.

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The Masking technique was used again at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White envelope.  The flower was stamped first at the lower left front corner using Hello Honey ink, the mask was placed over the flower, and the second flower was stamped just above and slightly to the left of the first flower.  The border image was stamped along the bottom left edge of the envelope using Mossy Meadow ink.

There's a bit of work in this card, but when I'm sending a card to a friend--especially to acknowledge how important they are in my life--I don't mind the effort.  

I'll be back soon with the final project for the blog hop, the decorated gift box.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Choose Happiness; Inks:  Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow; Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  English Garden; Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doilies, Whisper White 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Label Bracket punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Note

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