Smiley from Good Tuesday morning!  I hope you made it to the polls yesterday.  I did!  Luckily there wasn’t a line when I got there and walked right in.  I really think I spent more time talking to all my neighbors that it took to vote.  As much as this “never-ending” campaign has caught my attention – like none other – I’m so glad that it’s over.  I don’t think I could have watched one more negative campaign commercial.

Today is another Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge, and Bev has given us a good one!  Today’s challenge is to make a card using more than one fold.  You can find all the information for participation on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog.

There were two things on my mind when I made my card for today’s challenge.  I wanted a tri-fold card based on a sketch that we have had as the challenge before, and I wanted it to be a birthday card.  It seems I never have enough birthday cards on hand, and I have a few coming up that I will need a card for.  This card in particular is for my mother-in-law.

Dragonfly trifold

I started with a 5-1/2×11 sheet of white cardstock which was scored at 3″ and 6″, to make my front folds.  To add color to both the front and inside of the card, I swiped Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China on my Ranger Craft Sheet and then misted the ink with water until beads formed on the craft sheet.  By lying the paper in the ink/water mixture, and ironing to dry in between applying layers of ink, I colored the cardstock.  Once I had the layers of color I wanted, I misted the paper with Broken China/Gold Pearlized-Distress Mist.  The dragonfly and sentiment were stamped in Distress Embossing Ink and then embossed with Ranger Queen’s Gold EP.

So that I would have a panel on the inside to write a personal message, I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock and then embossed another dragonfly.

Dragonfly trifold inside

The ribbon is wrapped around the card and attached under the sentiment panel.  That way, I could tie a bow to hold the card together.

  • Stamps: KK Originals Dragonflies & Butterflies Collection:  Dragonfly Bubbles SKU:54-09 KK, and Stamp Oasis Sentiment Collection:  Birthday Wishes text SKU:1256 SO from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Ink: Ranger Broken China, Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade and Embossing Distress
  • Accessories: Ranger Craft Sheet, Mini Mister, Gold Perfect Pearls, Queen’s Gold EP and Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool; Clover Craft Iron; Score-Pal; Heat Gun; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Ribbon

Have a great day today and above all else . . . be creative!

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