Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time for another blog hop. This time as you can see has March Madness as the title.  Our projects this month are to include a "fancy fold" card. 

As always the hop is done in a circle and you can move back and forth in any direction. You arrived at my blog after viewing Marie's gorgeous creations or if you are working backwards, from Deb's blog.

I guess you could say I went a little "mad" with my projects because all 3 of mine are "fancy folds".  I am a huge fan of Pinterest and I have seen many folded styles that I have wanted to do. So I picked 3. Each one has been done by many card makers and these are my take on them. 

The first fold I chose is actually fairly simple.  I have always wanted to do a screen fold and here is my creation.  It didn't seem to matter which way I tried to photograph it, it appears to be coming apart, but it isn't. It actually stands up nice and straight without looking "gappy".

The base of this card started with a 12x12 sheet of Early Espresso cut in half and scored at 3", 6", and 9".  the top was achieved with the Chevron border punch and the legs on the screen were done with the Decorative Label punch. I ran the whole screen through the Woodgrain EF after then used Encore Metallic ink rubbed over the dimension created by the EF.  The mat card stock under the images is Coastal Cabana. Each image from Moon Lake and Wetlands Stamp sets were embossed with Basic Black EP on watercolor paper and then watercolored using Stampin' Write Markers and aqua painters. The edges of the layers were distressed and edged with ink. 

The next card is a what I would call a double accordion card.

This card measures 4 x 12 at full stretch. Each panel was die cut with Apothecary Accents die. The small intertwining
accordion is 1 1/2" by 12. I used the Butterfly Basics do decorate the entire card.

Next is my shabby chic double z-fold. This card could also be made into a vintage card very easily. 

Closed this card measures 4 x 6. The card base is Blushing Bride and I used Gold Soiree DSP to layer the card. This card uses only one stamp and it comes from Painted Petals stamp set. Embellishments for the card include the roses, buttons and laser cut from the Artisan Embellishment kit. In addition, I used the Sahara Sand lace and Wild Wasabi CS punched with the Decorative Label punch which I ran through the Spring Flowers EF and edged with Wild Wasabi ink. 
I hope you enjoyed my "madness" in doing 3 folded cards.

Next you are off to the blog of the very creative Deb.