Amazing Expanding Card with the Perennial Lavender Suite

expanding card
expanding card

At last year’s BackStage event in Las Vegas, I received an expanding card from an international demonstrator with metric measurements so I reconfigured it to easy imperial measurements so I could make one to share with you. I’m so in love with the Perennial Lavendar Designer Series Paper. It is beyond gorgeous and I can’t get enough of it! I had to use as much of it as I could so I used one design on the inside of the card and then cut up another design for the folded expanding part of the card.

Using the Blending Brushes, I colored the Paper Butterflies starting with Fresh Freesia on the body, then Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape along the edges of the wings. For the flowers I stamped them in Fresh Freesia then used a sponge dauber in Highland Heather to randomly add some color and then sponge some Gorgeous Grape around the edges to create a really lovely multi-color effect the flowers.

Here is what the inside of the expanding card looks like when it is opened.

expanding card
expanding card template

Card supplies:

Watch the video tutorial below to see how to create this card.

Expanding Card Video Tutorial

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