Tuesday, July 13, 2021

In My Garden (Bendy Fun Fold)

Bendy Cards have been around for a while but we still don't see many of them. And since Emma Fewkes (Lady and the Stamp) made the first Bendy card, other styles have been developed that are easier to cut and assemble than Emma's. I have made a few of them using Emma's basic design and find them time-consuming but rewarding.

This card is for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #515, a biweekly challenge that began on Tuesday, July 13, and will end on Sunday, July 25, 2021. This is a "mixup" challenge where you may choose the sketch or choose to make the Bendy Fun Fold or combine them into one creation. If you need a bit of help, click HERE.

I gathered up a few punches and dies to create some flowers and foliage with white cardstock. As I assembled them, I colored them with Copic markers. I decided to create a garden with a stone wall and a gate of wooden slats. I cut the cardstock freehand into the shape I wanted, then added patterned paper. After designing a few flower pots and a birdhouse I began adding the bits to my card base. 

I found the little bird at a website with free digital images so I colored it like a bluebird, then fussy cut it to add to the card. Some of the bits were added using varying thicknesses of foam tape. The large branch with the leaves was hand-drawn and colored with markers.

I hope you enjoy the little peek into my garden! Please join our challenge by visiting the TSOT515 Blog.

Basic Materials:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! "Whisper White"
DSP: Stampin' Up! "In Good Taste" (woodgrain & stone)
Ink: Copic Alcohol Markers
Dies & Punches: Stampin' Up!


  1. Oh, Melanie - this is stunning! I love all the bits and pieces. You have created a perfect garden with all the elements. This makes my heart happy - it’s such a wonderful piece of art :)

  2. That's definitely a WOW card Melanie! Love the layout, perfect background paper too! :)

  3. So true! I wonder why that it is, given that this style of card adds oodles of visual interest to pretty much any design and isn't, happily, very difficult to make.

    Your card is so summery, upbeat and bursting with sweetness!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life