Accordion Card Tutorial | Wonderful World

Accordion Card Tutorial | Wonderful World

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Accordion Card using the Wonderful World SAB Bundle


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Accordion Card Tutorial:

  1. Cut a piece of cardstock 5-1/2″ x 11 for the card base and score at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″ and 7″ along the 11″ side. Cut a second piece of cardstock to 3″ x 6″ for the folded piece and score at 3″.
  2. Cut two pieces of designer series paper that each measure 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ as well as two pieces of designer series paper each cut to 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. 
  3. For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White to 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  4. Stamp a flower onto the Basic White layer for the image inside the card being sure to position it to be hidden when the card is closed. I masked the flower and inked up the stem first. Then I removed the mask and carefully inked up the flower in the darker ink before stamping.
  5. Stamp two greetings and a flower onto a scrap piece of Basic White and cut out with dies or scissors. There is not a matching die for Wonderful World so I fussy cut with Paper Snips.
  6. Assemble the card as shown using Seal to adhere all of the pieces except the greeting and flower on the front which were adhered with Dimensionals.




The flower I stamped inside and on the front of this card is the German Cornflower. The Wonderful World stamp set includes images of prominent flowers found around the world.

Included in the set is an English Rose, a pink Campanula or bell flower from the Netherland, a Colombian Cattleya Orchid, a French Iris, a Sri Lankan Blue Lily, a Swiss Edelweiss, a Pakistani Jasmine, a Romanian Dog Rose and a New Zealand Kowhai. Stamp a lovely flower, then add a sentiment from a greeting set like Charming Sentiments. I love that there are matching dies for this greeting set.




This card can be mailed in a Basic White Medium Envelope. When closed, the vibrancy of the Basic White cardstock layer really shows off the rest of the card.




Falling Flowers Reverse Watercolor

Falling Flowers Reverse Watercolor

Falling Flowers Watercolor


Today I wanted to share the Reverse Watercolor Technique with you. It is a super simple twist on watercoloring. Instead of coloring the flowers or any stamped image as usual, I watercolored around them adding ink to the background.  It makes the stamped image pop because they remained brighter than the rest of the card.


For this card, I used the Falling Flowers stamp set available in wood and clear mount. It is also available as a bundle with the May Flowers Framelits Dies. I always recommend purchasing the bundle as you save 10% and have a lot more creative options.


I also used some the new 2016-2018 In Colors – Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach. Remember, these can be bought as a Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle as well. And don’t forget the coordinating 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock package. I’m a fan of these new colours! 



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Stampin Up Falling Flowers Reverse Watercolor


 With Basic Black Archival ink, I stamped the flower onto Shimmery White card stock. Using an Aqua Painter, I took turns adding Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach inks allowing each colour to dry before adding the next.


Once dry, I went over the coloured spaced with the Flirty Flamingo ink to help blend the colours and to cover any large white spaces.

Before adhering the card, I wrapped Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front. I then stamped my greeting from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label punch.


To finish the card, I adhered a bow made with three lengths of twine over the punched greeting piece.





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Vivid Vases with Crystal Effects Shine

Vivid Vases with Crystal Effects Shine


Vivid Vases Card

I haven’t used my Crystal Effects in awhile so I decided to use it on this card to add some shine.

I stamped the Vivid Vases stamp multiple times with Tuxedo Memento ink – once on the card itself and then five more times on different patterns of designer series paper from Sweet Taffy. I cut out each paper vase and then carefully applied a thin coat of Crystal Effects with a paintbrush and allowed some drying time. The time to dry will depend on how thickly the Crystal Effects is applied. Remembering to rinse out the paintbrush right away will make clean up easier. 

The card stocks used for this card are Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Whisper White. I embossed the smaller piece of Bermuda Bay card stock with the Polka Dot embossing folder before assembling the card.

Since the Sweet Taffy paper features the Brights Collections colors, I colored the flowers with the same Brights Stampin’ Write Markers.

Three pearls along the bottom helped create a third focal point on the card. The eye likes triangles in photography and card making so the addition of some type embellishment in a corner can really help make the card look complete.

To finish the card, I used stampin’ dimensionals to attach the vases and add some height for a more 3d card.

This glass technique can be used on many images including windows, water and flowers. Have fun!


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Corner Garden and the Stained Glass Technique

Corner Garden and the Stained Glass Technique

Corner Garden with the Stained Glass Technique


The Corner Garden stamp was another instant favorite from the new 2014-2015 catalogue. I had been hoping for a large, beautiful image that fills up the card and could be colored. And this is it!


For this card I used the “simple” Stained Glass technique. There are lots of techniques that use the name stained glass but this is probably the easiest. Simply stamp the image on vellum and heat emboss. I used white embossing powder but any color will work.  

Then turn the stamped image over and colour on the back with markers. I used the new In Colors for this card. Let dry for just a moment and adhere to white cardstock so the stained glass effect is more visible. And that’s it. I told you it was easy.

I finished the card with a greeting and some Blackberry Bliss accents including cardstock and stitched ribbon.


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