Katie here – just a quick post to share a card which I made for my Dad’s birthday on Friday: a flip card using the beautiful oak tree image from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.
The flip card was created using the Circle Card Thinlits Die – LOVE this product. This die makes it so easy to create flip cards in no time, cutting and scoring all at once with a turn of the Big Shot handle. The little ‘accessories’ which come in the pack are really fun too (see images below). To learn more about the Thinlits Card dies and to see them in action, check out this video.
The tree was coloured using a blender pen with Old Olive, Early Espresso and Smoky Slate ink. Smoky Slate was used to create a soft shadow around the tree, further emphasising the dimension and depth of the image and making the tree look more realistic. The Old Olive background is stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp, coordinating with the tree image, and tying together the masculine theme of the card. For a different look you could substitute the Woodgrain Background stamp for the Hardwood stamp from the new Occasions catalogue and the tree image from the Look Up to Father stamp.
Holding the card together is a bellyband, which, when slid off, reveals the sentiment on the opposing side of the tree as well as a fold-out section for writing on. The birthday sentiment used is from a retired set, however Stampin’ Up! have a large variety of sentiment stamps, many of which would be fitting for this card. To add a little bit of texture, the Essentials paper-piercing pack template (with the circles) and piercing tool were used to pierce holes around the edge of the circle. Easy-peasy and very effective.
So that’s it. I would love to know what you think of this card – please let me know in the comments below 🙂 To get any of the products I have used for this card, simply click the SHOP link in the bar at the top of this page to go to Mum’s (Rachel’s) online store where you can order Stampin’ Up! products online and have them delivered straight to your door. Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration – spend $90 and receive a FREE gift!
Thanks for looking,
Katie and Rachel xx