I made a swing fold card for my Mum’s birthday which we celebrated yesterday using the Expressions in Ink suite.
I love this paper and the effect the stamps create plus the die cut leaves I adore… although only used a tiny amount of this time.
I decided to use kraft card blanks as the base and I die cut the opening using the largest of the stitched shapes square dies.
Once I had sorted out the mechanism I then sorted out covering the panels with the paper and the central swing piece too.
Next it was time to get stamping. I used the Pale Papaya and the Pear Pizazz inks and stamped lots of the middle sized flower and small circular piece and the leaves and then die cut them out.
Next I stamped the sentiment in the Pear Pizazz and the Birthday from Biggest Wish I embossed in gold. I then fussy cut each letter carefully.
I also die cut the leaves from the piece of kraft I had cut out for the mechanism and from white I cut the floral piece.
I then started assembling.
I cut up the white floral piece so I could have a few white leaves on the central panel, then the rest of it I used on the envelope along with a strip of the paper.
I added a stamped and mat and layered sentiment in the middle panel and created one (not shown) for the final panel to add my message to Mum.
The sentiment is from the Picture Perfecy Birthday set.
I finished off with some of the gold glitter gems to add some more sparkle.
A really special card for my Mum!