Free Spirit Wild Heart

5/15/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi friends! As I mentioned in my last post, I’m into my second month guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and I’m in crafty heaven! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have three projects to share for my second feature and I’m showcasing them individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils along with other products available in the store, so I’m back with my second project which is a triple fold. If you know me, then you know that I’m a real sucker for fun folds! I’ve made several of these triple folds previously and they are so cool!

I created the triple fold card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and then cut layering panels from gold foil cardstock. Using the ARTplorations Aperture Slimline Stencil, I randomly applied several colors of distress inks to a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I cut slightly smaller panels from the inked cardstock and adhered them to the gold foil panels and then to the card base. I applied a clear sticker from CRAFTplorations Free Spirit Clear Stickers to a scrap piece of white cardstock and cut it in a diamond orientation rather than square with a die from CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies, layered it on a slightly larger die cut shape from gold foil and adhered it to the card front. The final step was adding small purple enamel dots to the corners and creating a belly band to keep the card closed.

This is such a unique fold! Here are a couple shots of the card opening.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover strips of the inked cardstock and gold foil, applied a clear sticker from CRAFTplorations Shine Bright Clear Stickers, and layered the panel on gold foil cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! This stencil is amazing!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #5 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mood Board (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
4. Just Us Girls: #583 – Trend Week/Layers
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #145 – Anything Goes
6. QKR Stampede: #419 – Anything Goes
7. The Crafter’s Cafe: #265 – Anything Goes
8. Through The Purple Haze: #180 – Anything Goes w/ optional Gems and/or Pearls (playing twist)

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Aperture Slimline Stencil
CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies
CRAFTplorations Free Spirit Clear Stickers
CRAFTplorations Shine Bright Clear Stickers

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock
Ink: Ranger distress ink- spun sugar, shaded lilac, stormy sky, dried marigold and squeezed lemonade
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet Purple Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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