I created this card for the Essex stamp club gals back in August (I’m still wading through some older things to share here). I wanted to start stepping it up a bit with these ladies – they have been stamping together since the beginning of the year, and I know that they are ready to tackle some more challenging projects. I took care of the cutting and scoring, but they had to do the stamping and assembly which is a bit more involved on this card. I also wanted to use the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set for a project for them because one of the members happened to mention a while ago that she is a big fan of flamingos. So… I just had to create a project for her featuring this amazing new set from the main catalog.
This “fun fold” is called a Center Step card, and I have created a few of them over the years. These cards aren’t hard to make once you know the way that you need to cut and score the cardstock for the card base. A paper trimmer like the one available from Stampin’ Up! is an absolute necessity to create these cards tho because you need to be able to make partial cuts and scores at specific distances on the base cardstock.
Another interesting thing about this card is that the patterned paper that you see on the sides and bottom are unexpected. I think that the images go perfect for this card, but would you have thought that it is paper from the Delightly Daisy pack? The side panel pieces are actually large flowers when you look at the whole sheet, but when you cut it down into smaller pieces, they kinds look like feathers so they don’t look at all out of place on this card. The watercolor effects of several of the papers in this pack are truly gorgeous – you really should check it out!