Hello everyone! Today I have a fun fancy fold card. You will be surprised to see how easy this awesome card is to make! It folds flat to fit in a standard A2 envelope. Currently I am visiting family for a wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina. I think this card could easily be changed to a wedding card if needed.
Measurements: 8 x 4 1 /4 inch Petal Pink card stock scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 3/4 inches.
Additional paper needed: 4 x 2 3/4 inch of Basic Black; 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch of Very Vanilla; two 4 x 1 inch pieces of the Bird Ballad Designer Series paper in the floral print and 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 inch piece in the polka dot print; 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 inch of Petal Pink.
You will also need Memento ink, Stampin’ Up! Petal Pink ink and Stampin’ Up! Soft Sea Foam.
I used the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in : Light Petal Pink, Light and Dark Seaside Spray, Light Crumb Cake, Light Daffodil Delight and Light Granny Apple Green.
Here’s how to make this wonderful card. First fold the card base as shown above.
The following images are from Stampin’ Up!’s Free As A Bird stamp set. Using the Stamp Off Technique, stamp the leaves with the Sea Foam ink onto the 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch piece of Very Vanilla. This means you will first stamp onto a scrap of paper, then onto the card piece. This gives a faded image which is good since we will be stamping a sentiment over it.
Use the Stamp Off Technique again in the Petal Pink ink to stamp the flowers around the leaves.
Use the Memento ink to stamp the sentiment over the leaves and flowers. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!s Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. Set this aside.
Stamp the single bird in Memento ink onto the inch piece of Very Vanilla. Gather your alcohol markers.
Use the Light Daffodil Delight to color the beak and feet. Then use the Light Petal Pink to color the birds breast.
Using gentle brush strokes and the Light Balmy Blue, color the birds feathers. Apply the Light Crumb Cake around the body of the bird.
Use the Light and Dark Petal Pink to blend the Crumb Cake around the breast. Use the Light and Dark Balmy Blue to blend in the Crumb Cake in the feathers of the body.
Light Granny Apple Green was used for the grass.
Now get your Paper Snips to “fussy cut” the bird. This just means we are cutting the image out freehand. I leave a little border, but others will cut right on the line. Choose what looks best to you.
I like to use the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid glue, but you can also use any double sided stick tape. Apply the Bird Ballad Designer Series paper floral print to the ends of the card base.
Adhere the sentiment piece to the Basic Black. Adhere the completed piece to the center of the card base.
Adhere the Bird Ballad Designer Series paper polka dot print to the Petal Pink rectangle.
To adhere the polka dot piece to the card front, fold the left side down. Apply adhesive to the bottom end of both sided on the floral print, lay down the polka dot piece and hold in place with everything flat until the adhesive is stuck down.
Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the single bird and adhere it to the card front on the left hand side.
Use the Mini Glue Dots to adhere a bow made from the 3/8 inch Scalloped Lace Trim to the card front near the single bird. If you need help making a bow, see my blog about tying a bow which is from 02/2019: https://theresas-treasures.com/2019/02/15/making-a-bow/
Adhere one of the Flower Faceted Gems to the card front next to the bird.
And believe it or not that is all there is to this card!
Promotion!! I am having a Summer promotion. For every $30 ordered at my store, you can earn 3 tickets. The prize will be: the Free as a Bird stamp set, Bird Ballad DSP, a roll of 3/8 inch Scalloped Lace Trim, Memento ink and the Flower Faceted Gems–valued at over $50! The drawing with be on September 14, 2019. Good luck!
Stampin’ Up! Products used include: Stamp Sets: Free As A Bird #149468 and Itty Bitty Greetings #151331; Cardstock: Petal Pink #146985, Basic Black #121045 and Very Vanilla #101650; Designer Series Paper: Bird Ballad #149592; Ink: Soft Sea Foam #147102, Petal Pink #147108 and Memento #132708; Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers: Light Petal Pink #146866, Light and Dark Seaside Spray #149569, Light Crumb Cake #144582, Light Daffodil Delight #144586 and Light Granny Apple Green #146876; 3/8 inch Scalloped Lace #149593; Flower Faceted Gems #149479; Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755; Paper Snips #103579; Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430.
2 thoughts on “Fancy Fold Bird Birthday Card”
Thanks Christy. I just love this fancy/fun fold because it’s so easy to make.