It’s Thursday and it is time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Are you ready to hop around and see some great projects?
I created my card for today using the Petal Park Bundle (stamps and punch), the Regency Park 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, the Around the Bend Stamp Set, and the Something Fancy Dies.
We have a sketch challenge for today’s Hop…and here it is.
I started off with a card base in Night of Navy measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. The card base was scored at 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4″ on the long side.
Two patterned papers from the Regency Park 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack were chosen – one in a Petal Pink and Night of Navy stripe and the other a Night of Navy dotted pattern. The striped paper was cut to the finished card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and the dotted paper was cut to 5-1/2″ x 2-3/4″. The dotted paper was adhered to the striped paper and centered top to bottom. On the long side, the paper was cut in half at 2-3/4″, creating two separate panels. These panels were adhered to the right and left of the card front.
The inside panel was stamped with a sentiment from the Around the Bend Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink. I also used the large, detailed stamps for the leaves and flowers from the Petal Park Stamp Set. These images were stamped in Night of Navy ink in the lower left of the inside panel. I used Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink, Balmy Blue and Sweet Sorbet to color in the flowers. The largest flower was colored in with Mango Melody ink using a Blender Pen. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.
A sentiment label was die cut using the smallest rectangle die from the Something Fancy Dies set in Petal Pink cardstock. A sentiment from the Around the Bend Stamp Set was stamped onto the label. A mat was cut using the medium-sized rectangular die from the Something Fancy Dies set in Balmy Blue and the sentiment label was adhered to this mat.
The Petal Park Builder Punch will punch out flowers and a leaf from the Regency Park Designer Series Paper. I punched out several flowers from this paper using the punch.
I used an 11″ x 1-1/4″ strip of Night of Navy cardstock for the belly band. To assist in folding the ends of the belly band around the card front, I scored the band on the long side once at 2-3/4″. The card was placed on top of the belly band, and I wrapped the ends of the band around each side of the card. Because the total width of the card is 11″ and the belly band is 11″ wide, this leaves a small gap. I used a small piece of Night of Navy cardstock to “bridge” the ends of the belly band together using liquid glue and made sure I could easily move the band across the card before allowing the glue to fully set. This small piece of cardstock, or bridge, will be hidden by the sentiment label.
Now on to decorating the belly band! I adhered the matted sentiment label to the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals and positioned the label slightly right of center of the card. I then dry fit the punched flowers to the left of the sentiment label. Once I was happy with placement I glued the two small and one medium sized flower into place on the belly band. The largest Mango Melody flower was adhered to the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I placed Night of Navy Adhesive-backed Milky Dots on the centers of the two small and one medium sized flower, and one dot was placed on the sentiment label. A Mango Melody Dot was placed in the center of the large flower. I used a short length of Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon and tied a knot. The ends of the ribbon were trimmed down and the knot was adhered to the top right of the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.
I used the same large, detailed leaf and flower stamps and stamped these images partially onto the envelope front in Night of Navy ink and then colored in the leaves and flowers. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap, and I trimmed the excess paper away to finish off the envelope.
I hope you enjoyed reading how I created my card for today’s Hop! I love how this gatefold card turned out using the Petal Park images and the Regency Park Designer Series Paper and, well, belly bands are just plain fun!
If you’d like to recreate this card you can click on the image below to download the pdf tutorial.
To view a video of how this card was created, visit https://youtu.be/fw4y-6cs1cQ.
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15 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Petal Park Gatefold Thank You Card with Belly Band for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”
Gorgeous card! I love the belly band! TFS
Thanks very much, Tara! 🙂
Beautiful Carol 🙂 Love the mix of DSP’s
Thank you, Karen! 🙂
So pretty Carol! Love the fun fold and belly band, perfect with the pretty mix of designer papers that you’ve used! 🙂
Thank you, Amy! 🙂
Love the colors, the fun fold, the belly band. I guess it would be easier to say I like the entire card!😊💖
LOL…thanks very much, Shirley! 🙂
Gorgeous Carol!! I love how you used a fun fold for the sketch! 😊
Thanks very much, Akiko! I love a card with a belly band!
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Great card – love the fun fold! And – really enjoyed watching you make it the other day! 🙂
Thank you, Mary! I’m glad you enjoyed the video! 🙂
Hi Carol….I was almost holding my breath wondering how you were going to pull that off……a belly band on a horizontal card…but you did it perfectly! I love the colors too.
Thank you, Faith! 🙂
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