Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter Fold-Out and Taxes Are DONE!

Before I get started with today's card, I just wanted to take a deep breath and say "thank you, Lord" my income taxes are DONE! I mentioned last week that I was going to be taking a few days off to do my taxes, and thank goodness I completed them today, e Filed the return, and received notice from the IRS that my return was "accepted"!  YAY!  Enough of that, now back to card making FUN.
This is made from a New Art Impression stamp set called Garden.  The card itself is a tri-fold, and there are step-by-step directions in the package that are very easy to follow. You start out by cutting your white card stock  to the specified size, and then score it in thirds. In the center section you stamp the bench and tree stamp in the center 1/2 inch down from the top of the card stock.

You then flip the card over and on the right side next to the fold, you stamp the coach light and bunny stamp 1" from the top. On the left side, you stamp the birdbath and birds next to the other score line 1 1/2" from the top. You then trim the extra card stock from the cut-out sides close to the stamped images.

There is also a sentiment to stamp wherever you like, and I chose to stamp it on the second panel. You then color your images with any medium you prefer, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, markers or Copics. I used my Copics, which of course bled through the card. Next time I will probably use the blending card stock especially made for Copic markers to prevent the bleed through.  I also chalked around the edges of all the folds, and of the base card stock I mounted the picture on.

I purchased this stamp from Paper, and they carry three different designs. You can check out their web site to see the different images. I hope you have enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed coloring it.  I learned so many things from coloring and stamping this image, the next time I stamp it I'm sure I will really be pleased with it. Have a nice new week ahead, and I will visit again with you soon.


  1. Congrats on finishing your taxes!! Your card is so gorgeous!! I love the tri-fold and the awesome stamp!! You colored it so beautifully!! It's such a peaceful and happy image!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Taxes done!!! Now comes fun!!! You beautifully colored this card. I could sit on the bench and enjoy the views! You did a wonderful job of trimming the card so it fits together very nicely. Lots of details in the card. Great card.

  3. Yah on the taxes...luckily ours are done too.!! What an impressive card...very creative and pretty!! I have seen these stamps but don't think I am smart enough to figure them is amazing!!