High Tide Square Pop Out Swing Card For The Paper Players PP356

by Joanne James6. August 2017 10:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! The wonderful Nance is the hostess this week and she has a fun theme for us to work with:


The great outdoors can be interpreted in so many ways: I needed some masculine birthday cards so decided to dig out my High Tide stamp set and take a trip to the coast for my card today - take a look:


Today's card is a fancy fold and I've closed it above so that you can see what it looks like flat with the overstamped birds; the photo below shows it at an angle in it's popped-out position:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

High Tide - High Tide is a stamp set that can be used to build seascapes quickly and with ease, with the photopolymer stamps making it easy to see how the pieces align in order to create a scene and for the two-step stamping of the lighthouse. The set contains some lovely sentiments too, one of which I used on the inside of my card. I needed something more birthday-related for the front of my card, so went to one of my 'go to' sets, Butterfly Basics, for this one. I also over-stamped the gulls and wader birds onto the main image and the surrounding frame for extra interest.

A Fancy Fold - I wanted to use a fancy fold to add a little extra interest to today's card, so I decided to make a square pop-out swing card. I often find masculine cards difficult to add a 'special touch' to as embellishments tend to make them look quite feminine, but a fancy fold can sometimes be a good way of making a card special without adding to much in the way of frills or requiring a vast quantity of supplies. My card front measures 5 3/4" square (a slightly odd measurement to be fair, but I couldn't find any 12" x 12" in Sahara Sand so had to use a sheet of A4). I was cutting a few bases at a time so for speed used the largest square in my retired Squares Framelits set to cut the aperture in the front, but you could just as easily cut this out using you trimmer and leaving a 1" frame on all sides. Here is another shot so that you can see what the card looks like when properly opened:


A Nautical Colour Combination - I used a combination of primary colours and neutrals for my calming beach scene, with the addition of the birds top and bottom stamped in Basic Grey. Here's my colour combination to save for future inspiration:


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Whilst I had all my supplies out I also made a flat clean and simple card using this set which I will share some other time, but it was fun to make something a little different to share today and I love that this card is flat for posting too. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Annie Abrahamson
Deanne K
Jan Clothier
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's theme. Enjoy the rest of your weekend - we spent the day at a country show yesterday so are going to be taking it easy today. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

gail townsend
gail townsendUnited Kingdom
8/6/2017 2:45:41 PM #

wow !!Lovely card, like that fancy fold.can we do one of these on the next class lol xx

Julia Aston
Julia AstonUnited States
8/7/2017 3:05:12 PM #

Love the great cut of your card design -  the birds look great over stamped on the edges!

sandymUnited States
8/7/2017 10:28:45 PM #

Wowee, Joanne! This card is a real stunner! It is beautiful on the front all its own, but the fancy fold makes this card a knockout!

sandymUnited States
8/7/2017 10:30:17 PM #

PS: would love to have all the dimensions to make this Smile

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/8/2017 3:05:48 PM #

Joanne, this is amazing!  I love this fabulous nautical theme you created.  That fancy fold is just perfect to showcase this scene.  I love the way the birds overlap the layers.  WOW!  I need a lesson on the fancy fold!  You rocked this challenge!  I hope you are having a great week!  XX

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
8/9/2017 12:53:49 AM #

Oh Joanne, what am absolutely fabulous card.  The fancy fold is....well....FANCY and sure kicks the whole design up a notch.  Anybody would be wowed by the engineering of this fold.  On top of that your stamping is gorgeous.  The overstampping of the birds is such a great touch that adds so much dimension to the design.  Way to knock it out of the park and into the Great Outdoors!

Laurie United States
8/10/2017 9:58:36 PM #

Love this fun fold! What a great card, I love how you stamped the birds...so creative Joanne.

Have a great daySmile

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
8/10/2017 11:09:17 PM #

What a fun and fancy fold to showcase your wonderful stamping!  A great masculine card but I think a gal would be just as happy to receive this beauty!  I know I would Smile

Robin Feicht
Robin FeichtUnited States
8/11/2017 2:17:02 PM #

Ooh, the Fancy Fold is so fun!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/11/2017 3:30:11 PM #

What an amazing card....I was already impressed with the scene (I can't do scenes!) but when I saw it swung out, I was doubly impressed!  I need to CASE this with my stampers!!!  Awesome creation!

JaydeeUnited States
8/11/2017 5:24:23 PM #

Joanne, Seriously... this card is amazing.   beautiful colors.  Amazing interactive layout.  Beautifully designed - inside and out.  a stunner

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
8/11/2017 7:21:36 PM #

Wowzers!  This is gorgeous!  LOVE the gulls added past the border!

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