Saturday, January 9, 2021

Farmhouse Valentine Folio Easel Card

 Hi Friends!

 We are focusing on Valentine cards this week on the Stamp Simply blog and today I am sharing a special “Valentine” that is an Anniversary card for my husband:-). 

My hubby and I are celebrating our 38th Anniversary today and I thought I would create a mini folio easel card.

There are several hinged layers on the front of the card that can be used for journaling, photos or "love notes".  

I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers SC417 Sketch into the layout (another one of my goals is to try to create a card for each of the over 800 Splitcoaststamper Sketch Challenges).  

I will also be participating with The Spot #144 “Showcase Your Best Work” along with the Try It On Tuesday “Uplifting or Positive Quote” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #473-#474 “Anything Goes”Challenge.

As I create and design, I think about and pray for the recipient so this card is very special to me- it is a labor of love, so it is my best work :-)  

Not sure if the sentiment would be considered a "quote" for the Try It On Tuesday Challenge, but my hubby and I often say this to one another, even after all of this time! It is also uplifting to me to think back on the 38 years we have been together and all of the fabulous memories.  It sure has flown by fast and does not feel like it has been over half of our lives together, that's for sure:-) 

To create this card:

This card is a basic easel card- see a tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers for the design for the easel (I used the 4 ¼” x 11” version at the bottom of the tutorial).  The sentiment is on a belly band and when you remove it, you can access the flaps on the front of the card.  

This is a view with the belly band removed

 I created the front flaps using black cardstock (adding 1/2" for the hinges to the length). 

I used a corner rounder for the corners and the flaps are covered with the Graphic 45 Farmhouse 8x8  paper along with plain vanilla cardstock. 

For the interior, I also used the Graphic 45 Farmhouse paper and used  Pearlescent Metallic Gold Cardstock was used for the die cut circle for the sentiment on the front. 

I love the soft metallic look to this metallic pearlescent cardstock plus it is 105# cardstock (very heavy) and has the metallic on both sides!  FYI- This is the first time I have used this cardstock and I am in love!

The heat embossed sentiment “You + Me = Forever” is from the Farmhouse Simple Sentiments- I absolutely love the fonts used on the entire farmhouse series at Stamp Simply!

The card was finished off using black rhinestones and ½” black seam binding.

Isn't the Graphic 45 Farmhouse paper gorgeous?  

I love all the cut-a-parts, borders, and patterns- we collect antique honey dishes and I know that the background is considered chicken wire, but it looks a bit like a honeycomb, right?

Stamps: Farmhouse Simple Sentiments (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper: Vanilla, Black, Graphic 45 Farmhouse 8x8 Paper Pad, Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock- Gold

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Spellbinders Standard Circle Dies- Large & Small, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1/2” Black Seam Binding, Black Rhinestones, Distressing Tool

If you have not had a chance to check out the Stamp Simply blog (Sharon posted a few other views of the front flaps) or the other challenge sites, yet, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend/week and have a chance to be creative!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a pretty card in rich colors. The many layers/folds are impressive. Gorgeous!

Mia said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

Karen Letchworth said...

What a cool creation, Julie. Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge. I'm always super delighted to have you play along with us and share your creativity and ideas. The more we share our art, the more people we are able to bless in the process. Art is created to be seen. Thanks for sharing!!
Word Art Wednesday

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