Sunday, May 7, 2023

Wisteria Wishes Bendy Card

I've been experimenting with my SU! Wisteria Wishes bundle recently, and this time around I used the wisteria dies to create a tree alongside my stamped wisteria flowers and die cut leaves and branches. I think the wisteria stamps and dies from this set work great to create trees when they are turned upside down, and I plan to use the stamps to make a forest background soon.

For this card, I used a cut file called "Bendy Card with Fence" from the Silhouette Design Store to create the card base. I had some woodgrain card stock that I used for the fence section, and then I used some blue card stock for the back of the card and some green for the middle part. 

The 2 cards I made are very similar, but I played around a bit with ink blending on the card on the left because I felt like the first card I made was a little too plain with just the clouds in the sky. I also added a stamped sentiment ("Hang in there") from the SU! bundle to the card on the left and die cut it with a Gina Marie Designs stitched die before adhering it with foam tape. I have a friend going through some very challenging things right now, and I think this card will give her a smile. The card on the right will probably become a birthday card with a birthday sentiment on the back. 

For the purple wisteria flowers, I stamped several sets of them using my MISTI for the large base of the flowers and then used an acrylic block for the darker purple accent stamping. I added some die cut butterflies (you have to have butterflies with flowers, right?😁) and arranged the die cut leaves and branches along the top of the fence. I used Art Glitter glue to adhere the greenery and some of the wisteria flowers. The rest of the wisteria flowers were adhered with foam tape to give them some dimension. On the card with the cut out clouds (which were made using my Silhouette Cameo), I also used foam tape to add the clouds. 

For the first "tree" (on the card on the right), I just used 2 colors of green card stock for the two layers of the tree and then adhered the tree beside the fence with Art Glitter glue. For the card on the left, I die cut a layer of adhesive foam and then glued the 2 different sized "tree" layers which I had die cut from green card stock to the foam after blending some darker green ink onto the green card stock for the top layer. For this section of the card, I also cut some grass pieces out of green card stock using my Silhouette Cameo and then blended some darker green onto the grass pieces. 

For the back of the cards, I used blue card stock and added some brown ink using a blending brush to create dirt for my print and cut bike. I prefer the background I ink blended using 3 colors of blue ink to the one with the white clouds. 

 Challenges I'm entering:

Art Impressions Blog: Don't Fence Me In week #2 ( Don't Fence Me In (1/2; ends 5/11/23)

Butterfly Challenge ( I used straw yellow and sky blue and included butterflies (3/3; ends 5/9/23)

As You Like It Challenge: Favorite: Spring or Summer. Wow! Tough choice! I love both seasons, but I think I like summer best because I don't have as many commitments in the summer time and can enjoy gardening, traveling, and picking sweet cherries (my favorite fruit!) (3/3; ends 5/18/23)

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with option of embossing (3/6; ends at the end of the month)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (3/5 for the week; 4/10 for the challenge; ends 5/10/23)

A Place To Start ( ATG with option of add another thing--I added lots of wisteria flowers (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge -1st to the 25th every month: Fun folds and/or summer fun (3/5; ends at the end of the month) Top 5 Pick 6/1/23

Scribble Challenge ( ATG (3/5; ends at the end of the month)

Let's Craft and Create ( ATG (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG (1/8; ends at the end of the month)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (1/3; ends 5/19/23)

Allsorts challenge blog: April Showers Bring May Flowers (1/3; ends 5/14)

Stamping Sensations ( Amything stamped with the option to use a stencil (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

We Love Stamping: Anything stamped with the option of: In the Garden (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles ( ATG mixed media/creative (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: ATG with flowers as the focus with an optional mood board (1/8; ends 5/15/23)


  1. Another great Wisteria Wonder card, Carrie! Love all of the great details! I love bendy cards and haven't made one in a few years. It might be time to try one again! Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  2. What a super shape for your pretty Wisteria creation, many thanks for sharing and joining our May challenge at We Love Stamping and also this weeks Allsorts challenge, perfect for both themes.

    B x

  3. Lovely shape and the Wisteria is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at the Beautiful Blossoms and Paper Funday Challenges.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  4. A wonderful card shape and beautiful scene you created here! Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

  5. Oh, my, Carrie...this is one of the most fun Bendy fold I've seen. I love the bicycle when you open it. It's perfect for one of my friends who loves to ride. I always send her a card that has a bike on it somewhere. I hope I can do your fold justice! Thank you for entering it in the Creative Creases Challenge.
    Karen, DT

    1. Thank you so much, Karen! I hope you have fun with this fold!

  6. Gorgeous Bendi cards, hugs, Lori m

  7. Beautiful bendi cards love the stamps and picket fence.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  8. Love your bendy card. So pretty. The fence and flowers are perfect addition to the card. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. Hi Carrie: This is an amazing work of art. You really put in so many interesting details for our eyes to take in and enjoy. I like the cute bicycle on the inside. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again soon.

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! You are always so encouraging!

  10. What gorgeous cards, I'll have to go and see this design in the Sil store. You really have added a lot of colour and details, I'm sure it will cheer your friend up. The flowers and sentiment make a great match. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  11. I like this bendy card, especially the hidden surprise bicycle inside. The wisteria makes lovely trees upside down. Thankyou for sharing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugss Mrs A.

  12. A great design with lots of gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at the Allsorts Challenge.

  13. Fabulous bendy card Carrie and lovely Summer garden scene..
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. This is such a fun creation! Thanks for accepting our play date at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  15. brilliant card love this style and thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

  16. hahaha, me again! This one is also very beautiful. Gorgeous shape and scene. Thank you again for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma

    1. Thanks so much for all your encouragement, Wilma!

  17. Amazing! I love 3D and interactive cards. Your “bendy” card (love that name) is so much fun. Thank you for sharing and playing along with Polkadoodles ~ Wendy