Lighting the Way ~ Gate Fold Pop Up Card


I love fireflies!! 
When this Lighting the Way Bundle appeared in the Jan - April mini catalogue I was completely thrilled! I love anything with fireflies and just knew I would have so much fun creating cards with this bundle.  

This was the first card in my creative process.  It has a cute little belly band. I don't do a belly band on a card very much, however for this design it worked out perfectly. 
The dusting of fireflies as well as the black firefly are so sparkly and shimmery in a dash of Wink of Stella.

Remove the belly band to reveal the magic of fireflies and a beautiful copper lantern inside.
The gorgeous background paper comes from a pack of designer series paper where each sheet is as lovely as the next. It is called "Enjoy the Journey".  

When this paper was first revealed I really had no interest in it, or maybe overlooked it, then it became available as a FREE item during Sale a-bration so I gave it a try and absolutely loved it! It's beautiful, I have so many cards in mind to create with it. The wheels are just a churning! 

Isn't that firefly just adorable?! 
The die cuts in bundle have tiny die cut fireflies or all the pieces  to piece together the larger one that I created with vellum wings. 
I also blended some vellum with a little Mango Melody ink to give a light effect in the lantern. 
The lantern was cut from the Brushed Metallic cardstock. 

The focal point for this card deserved a really cool fun fold that would allow the lantern and larger firefly to stand out, so this Pop Up Gate fold card was perfect for that purpose.

Here is a look at the the "Lighting the Way" bundle so that you to can image all of the amazing cards to be created with it!

The stamp set is capable of gorgeous cards on it's own ~ I see some simple stamped cards that I am sure will not fall short, and the die cuts have such intricately detailed little pieces it can only compliment the stamp set. 
The sentiments for this card ~ "You are all kinds of wonderful", "Thanks for lighting the way" are remarkable thoughts to send thanks to someone special. 
There are sure to be many more cards to follow from this stamp set as I wait for the warm weather that will bring tons of fireflies encircling my yard. 

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  1. I can’t find your tutorial on lighting the way card. Can you help?



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