Monday, January 31, 2022

Interactive Garden Shutters Valentine Card for Amazing Paper Grace

Welcome to my creative space!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I paired these beautiful pinks and blues to create a lovely and romantic card. Here's a look at the sweet sentiment when it's flipped open:

I've really enjoyed creating these interactive cards featuring the Amazing Paper Grace Garden Shutters Collection. This sweet valentine features the Eyelet Frame set (S6-184) which pairs perfectly with the Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5x7 Card Base (S6-183). I've also used the heart element, pull tab and sentiment from the Primrose Heart Façade Garden Shutters set (S5-484). The flowers are cut from the Cinch and Go Blossoms die set (S4-1163) from the newly released Classically Becca Collection.

Thank you Amazing Paper Grace for providing the dies used in this project.

Tips and Techniques
Each of the flip panels is filled with handcrafted flowers and a sweet scrolled heart atop a diecut inset piece. Prills are adhered around the flowers to add texture. The flowers and embellishments can spill over the top half of the flip panel, but be careful to keep all the embellishments within the panel on the bottom half for the interaction to work properly. 

The flowers are die cut and inked in a coordinating color, then shaped before adhering the petals together. Each blossom has three of the same sized petal pieces. There is a hole in the center of each petal section to insert stamen to finish the blossoms.

The primrose Heart Façade set includes this beautiful sentiment and gorgeous heart. I didn't have quite enough of the pink patterned paper to cut the sentiment, so inked and stamped a similar color of pink cardstock for the sentiment. This is a great way to extend your patterned paper. 

If you've been following my interactive cards, you'll remember that the top piece is a 5x7 layer with straight sides. The Eyelet Frame die stet includes this gorgeous panel with scallped edges and a beautiful eyelet lace design die cut into it along with a rectangle to die cut the center to perfectly fit the flip panels. I inked a piece of white cardstock with Faded Jeans Distress Ink to tuck behind the eyelet design to help it pop. A blue rhinestone is added to each flower eyelet for a bit of sparkle and texture.

Here's one final view of the card opened up to reveal the romantic Valentine sentiment. Keep in mind when selecting patterned paper, that the back of the paper in the center layer will be revealed as the card flips open. So be sure to cut this layer from a section of paper that has a more plain back rather than a detailed printed design.

The bottom pull tab is attached to the back of the top layer while the top pull tab is attached to the front of the bottom layer.

Amazing Paper Grace Dies

Blue Fern Studios ~ Heartland Collection
Cardstock ~ White
Darice ~ Cardstock - Pastel Pink

Distress Ink: Victorian Velvet; Tattered Rose; Faded Jeans; Antique Linen; Bundled Sage
Clorox Mix'd Media Inx: Jasmine

Tim Holtz with Stampers Anonymous ~ Baroque Stamp

Prills ~ Ice Queen
Stamen ~ White
Rhinestones ~ Blue

Mixed Media:
Finnabair with Prima ~ Soft Matte Gel

iCraft ~ Easy Tear Tape 1/8"
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares
Foam Tape ~ 1/4"
Beacon ~ 3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Beacon ~ Fabri-Tac

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