Botanic Orchid Finding Joy In The Journey

Botanic Orchid Finding Joy In The Journey

Hi everyone!  Welcome back for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday inspiration.  This is one of my most favorite fancy folds.  I call it a 3 Block Popout Card.  It really has the lovely wow factor when you open it! I loved pairing this with the Botanic Orchid Collection… it was a match made in heaven 🙂

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and a little closer look:

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Products Used:

HCPC-3741 – Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3742 – Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3743 – Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp Set
HCD1-745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1-7101 – Botanic Orchid Die
HCD1-7102 – Regal Hummingbird Die
HCD1-7103 – Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCDP1-267 – Botanic Orchid Paper Collection
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Lilac Posies
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Teal Zeal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Squeezed Lemonade Distressed Ink, Pollen Micro Beads, Dove Blender Pen, Peeled Paint Distressed Marker, 3D Foam Dots, Glitter Paste and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

This card measures approx 4″ x 7″ when closed and 7″ x 12″ open.  Start by cutting a piece of white card stock 7″ x 12″ and scor on the long edge at the 4″ and 8″ marks.   Now it is time to mark where you need to scor to make the 3 popouts.  I find it easier to drawing a line where to scor and then erase it when I am done.  Using a pencil measure over 6 1/2″ from the left side and draw a line down from the top starting 1/2″ from the top and finishing at the 2 1/4″ mark down from the top.  Repeat from the 2 3/4″ to 4 1/4″ marks and finally the 4 3/4″ and 6 1/4″ marks.  Repeat the same but this time 9 1/2″ from the left side.  These marks will be your scor lines.  Now, horizontally between the lines you will need to use a knife and cut slits.  I like to use a steel ruler for this to get a nice straight line.  Once you have completed your scoring and cutting your finished card should look like this.  The scor lines are in Red and the cut lines in Blue.  Once you use your bone folder to get this edges nice and sharp, repeat using designer paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection cut a little smaller for dimension.

The Botanic Orchid flowers on the left side panel were stamped on White cardstock with Tuxedo Black and cut with the matching die.  They were distressed with Lilac Posies ink before shaping the flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The stamens were colored with Squeezed Lemonade and after they were attached to the flowers they were accented with Pollen Micro Beads.

The Botanic Orchid Bouquet images on both the middle and right hand panel were stamped on White cardstock with Tuxedo Black and cut with the matching dies.  These lovely images were colored using a combination of a Dove Blender Pen, Lilac Posies Ink and Peeled Paint Distressed Markers.  The flowers were stamped on white cardstock using Tuxedo Black ink and distress with Lilac Posies ink and then shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The stamens were done in the same manner as the first panel, colored with Squeezed Lemonade distress marker and after they were attached to the flowers they were accented with Pollen Micro Beads for a nice finish.

The Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set was stamped on White cardstock using Tuxedo Black and cut with the matching die.  They were colored using a Dove Blender Pen and a combination of Teal Zeal Ink, Lilac Posies Ink and Peeled Paint Distressed Markers and attached with 3D foam dots as shown.

Finish the card by adding a few pre-made tags from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection that were die cut with the Luggage and Tags Die and lightly brushed with Glitter Paste, a ribbon sentiment from the same Botanic Orchid Paper Collection attached along the top of the card and 4 of the square 1″ images included in the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection on the pop outs!

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

6 responses »

  1. This is such a great design – love the bold fuchsia Orchids! Well done my friend!! Hugs, Anne

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  2. Glenda Brooks

    This is a beautiful creation! I love all the attention to detail!

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  3. Soooo beautiful! Love all the bold colors and the dimensional details! Fantastic fancy fold card!

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  4. love the tri fold, gorgeous details and love your orchids

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  5. What a stunning try-fold card! Love it! Hugs, Marie

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  6. Loving this pop up card! Inky hugs

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