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
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.
You really outdid yourself Christine! Love the Shabby-Chic card.ReplyDelete
Great job, Christine! Love your cards. (Great minds...)ReplyDelete
Awesome cards, Christine!! and 3 fancy folds - woohoo!! I would love to know how to make the double accordion card , if you're sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow look at those folds! Amazing!ReplyDelete
All the cards are impressive!ReplyDelete
wow great job on all your fancy folds!ReplyDelete
These are ah-mazing! Love the wetlands, marshy scenes on your screen, and the "wooden" base. And the accordion card is beautiful as well as unbelievable...HOW did you do that? Then there's the Z fold card, can't you just see a little girl using it as sort of a playhouse to play with dolls (IF her mommy would let her get her hands on it)?ReplyDelete
Hi Christine, thanks so much for being part of the blog hop. Your madness is so amazing! Each of those fancy fold cards is truly a "WOW" card. I love the way the Wetlands image coordinates so perfectly with the Moon Lake images. Your colouring is, as usual, beautiflly done. Your second card looks like such fun to create. I really will have to give that one a try.ReplyDelete
And then there is your shabby chic creation. Lovely! That's one of the best uses I've seen for the Gold Soiree DSP. It is stunning against the Blushing Bride.
Christine, I love the moon lake/wetlands card because it is so serene, but the z-fold card is luscious as well. Lovely contributions.ReplyDelete
Each of your cards are wonderful. I love your "madness", it is so creative!ReplyDelete
Christine I love the screen card. So inspired to use the chevron and decorative label punch. And the double accordian card is breathtaking! The butterfly is so delicate.ReplyDelete
One fancy fold card after another and all amazing! I really like the fancy fold card and the wetlands screens. Nice art work. I've never made a double accordion card before, and yours looks so beautiful. TFS your wonderful projects.ReplyDelete
Great projects, Christine! Your fancy fold card is very pretty.ReplyDelete