Search This Blog

Sunday, June 2, 2019

More than one fold...

There is a new 613 Ave C  challenge starting June 2nd:  "ATG or the optional Twist: More than one fold".  You have the month of June to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas from the DT's inspirational contributions -  click HERE!

So, when my friend Suzanne saw a card on the Net with folds that she really liked, she tried to describe it to me.  I came home and tried to make what I thought she was saying... you know that game of telephone?  LOL - it is nowhere near what she saw - but we both liked it anyway.

  • I took CS cut at 4.25'' x 11'' and scored it at [oops!  reviewing measurements again - will get back to you!] 3.5, 4, 7.25, & 9.25'' from the top.  
  • It was then folded from the top with valley, mountain, valley, mountain folds.  In spite of the lighting, I think you can see that in this pic to the right.
  • The flowers were cut in each of the 3 little panels using a die called ''Cut Out Blossoms'' from Tim Holtz/ Sizzix.
  • The different papers behind each of the cut-outs was a fun challenge for me - I went thru my scraps pile and collection of backgrounds I have hoarded over the years.  I have an entire shoebox full of 1/4 sheet samples from background techniques I have tried or found or papers that I liked.  I ended up using [from top down] a favorite DP, a paper created with a Shaving cream & Ink technique, and finally, a repurposed waxy paper drinking cup rescued because I loved the colors on it.  I needed the three to be of similar intensity and complementary to each other and the base CS.  
  • Each of the backgrounds has yellow in them so, as the only embellishment, I added a yellow ribbon behind the first fold & made a small bow.
  • Even though the folded green CS itself was created to be A2 size - I felt it needed the black frame so I made a base card approx. 1/4'' larger all the way around and mounted my finished piece on it.
  • Inside is a birthday sentiment using a Penny Black die.
Create wildly and color with abandon!  

Incy Wincy DesignsEmbellishment
SheepSki Designs #26Flower Power
Penny's Challenge #432 – ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments –Summer
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Fab & Funky #442 – Recycling [JFF]  Won a TOP THREE
AYLI: As You Like It – His or Hers & Why [Hers: sooo much easier, more natural for me to create ideas]
Crafting From the Heart - #244 ATG Always
Aud Sentiments - #228 – Nature + Sentiment
Crafty Creations - #391 – ATG Always
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG
Oddball Art – ATG / Option: Powdered Peach Scones
Get Creative Challenges – #81 – ATG – Fave Color Combo [greens w/ blues]