Yesterday my sister celebrated her 50th birthday and during this last year she has had several major changes in her life. It is like she was once a caterpillar and now she has now finally turned into a butterfly. And while it isn't my place to discuss her life, I have to comment a little because the way she is now grabbing life with both hands has inspired me to make this card for her.
My card is called Live Out Loud. And that is certainly what she is doing now and I love it!!
It is a bit difficult to get a good photo through acetate.
I used a red piece of patterned paper for my example.
This shows the mountains and valley folds.
You should score on the patterned side of your paper and fold over and then back. This stretches the paper so that your paper doesn't tear along your score lines. You will then fold the card back and forth into mountains and valleys.
I colored an image of Lottie, Humphrey's sister in bright bold colors with my Spectrum Noir markers. These bold colors remind me of the bold life my sister is now living. After coloring the Humphrey's Corner - Birthday Girl stamp, I fussy cut the image out.
I used some double sided adhesive squares to adhere the image to the middle "mountain". I was so lucky to find in my stash a piece of printed acetate that was perfect for this project. It had a perfectly sized, perfectly printed circular sentiment. Don't you just love when a plan comes together?! lol
After I trimmed it a tiny bit, I used double sided tape to adhere it to the back of the tallest mountain fold. Then I pulled it over my image and adhered it the same way to the front of the card. I pulled out some complimentary patterned paper and after cutting it to fit, I adhered it over the front and back panels to hide where I attached the acetate.
All that was left to do to finish was to add some decorative ribbon tape and a flower. What do you think?? Do you like it as much as I do?? I sure hope you do and I hope she likes it too.
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my project today. I wish you the very best Fourth of July holiday tomorrow!! Until next time...happy scrapping!!