I recently discovered the Craft Roulette channel on YouTube. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s so much FUNN! It’s hosted by Mary Gunn and is a craft show/challenge. The show airs live every Friday at 6:30pm Central Time on Mary’s Facebook page. The replay goes up on the YouTube channel on Saturday. You can also find info about both past and upcoming shows on the CraftRoulette.live website.
Each week Mary has another crafter on as a guest. Mary spins the craft roulette wheel four times to come up with the parameters each will use to create a project during the show. Viewers can also play along and submit their projects on the website for a chance to win a prize the following week.
I’ve been watching replay videos on YouTubes for a couple of weeks. I decided to jump in and participate in the Facebook Live last night. The guest crafter was the lovely Sandy Boone of Three Room Studio. The parameters that came up on the wheel were:
- Project: Fun fold card
- Color: Any 4 colors (neutrals are free)
- A floral bouquet
- Random: Dry embossing
Since I rarely make fun fold cards, I decided to keep things simple and went with a Z-fold card. I created the Z-fold by cutting a piece of heavyweight white cardstock at 5½ x 8½” then scoring it at 2⅛” and 4¼”. Burnish the 4 ¼” score line as you traditionally would for a standard card base, then burnish the 2 ⅛” score line in the opposite direction folding it backwards to create the Z shape.
For the floral bouquet element, I used the new Bursting Blooms stamp set from Taylored Expressions. This is the free with qualifying purchase stamp set she is offering during the month of February, so you only have one day left to pick it up if you want it! To meet the any four colors requirement, I colored the image using Copic markers in two shades each of pink and green. I used RV52 and RV55 for the flowers, then I used YG05 and G09 for the foliage. Since neutrals are “free,” I outlined the image using C2, C0, and the 0 colorless blender. Normally I would outline an image like this using the very light blue shades, but since that would have introduced another color, I just went with the pale cool grays instead.
Once I had the coloring finished, I used the Rounded Rectangle Dies from Altenew to cut out the stamped image. I used the next size up die in the set to also cut a piece of bright pink cardstock. I used the retired Bead Board embossing folder from Taylored Expressions to dry emboss the pink cardstock. That added some nice texture to a pretty flat card.
I stamped the Hello sentiment in the lower corner of the stamped panel then adhered the panel to the pink layer. I adhered the matted stamped panel to the card front making sure I only put glue on the left side of the panel to avoid glueing the card shut. Finally, I went over all the flowers using a clear shimmer pen for a bit of embellishment on this very clean and simple fun fold card.
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