Welcome to our March Madness Blog Hop. This month we're featuring some Fancy Folds. There are so many ways to fold a card that it was hard to choose the ones I wanted to make. I finally narrowed it down to three but could have filled a couple of pages of the ones that intrigued me.
As always, our Blog Hop runs in a circular fashion. No matter where in the list of participants you begin, inevitably you'll wind up in the exact same place you began if you keep going to the "next" blog. And, should you feel the need to start at the very beginning, you can go to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog and work your way through from first to last. But the circle never ends so you can go round and round as many times as you like.
For my first card I chose the Pleated Skirt Fold. I've been seeing this done a lot and really like the look of it. The tutorial I used is from Becky Roberts; http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/pleatedskirtfold/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=.
My card base is Very Vanilla. The patterned paper is from the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper. The Blushing Bride flower was punched using the Flower Medallion Punch. The Pink Pirouette flower was cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. I used an Antique Brad for the center of the flower. What you can't see is the pretty shimmer I added to the flowers using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush. The sentiment if from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set and stamped using Basic Black Archival ink. A few Pearl Basic Jewels and it was all done. It's a very quick and easy card to make but I love that pleated look.
My next card is an S-Fold card. The tutorial I found is from Beccy showing us how she made the card; http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/technique-class-s-fold-cards.html
I started with a card base of Hello Honey. Then, added a layer of Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper to the right side. The labels are cut from Cajun Craze and Whisper White using the retired Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Those are my favorites and while I do have the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, sometimes they just don't have the look I'm going for. I cut two flowers out of Mint Macaron using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. The other flowers were cut from the other side of the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. The dies fit over the flowers perfectly, too. It's Hello Honey but has a pattern to it and made some very nice flowers. The little flowers on the front are from the Botanical Blooms and stamped in Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron ink. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings stamp set and stamped using Basic Black Archival ink. On the other side of the flap, I stamped the sentiment from Botanicals for You in Basic Black Archival ink. I placed the flowers and stems on one clear block and stamped them using Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron. For a little sparkle, I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
For my final project I made a Double Gate-Fold card. For this one, I followed this tutorial from Dawn Olchefske; http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/doublegatefoldcard/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=. Her tutorials are always easy to follow.
For the card base I used a sheet of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper. I need a masculine card so I used the Crumb Cake. On the Whisper White layer I stamped the background from the You've Got This stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. Over that I stamped the deer image from the In the Meadow stamp set in Early Espresso ink. The little butterflies and the sentiment are from the In the Meadow stamp set and stamped in Lost Lagoon. The layer behind the stamped layer is Crumb Cake. The circles are cut from Early Espresso and Crumb Cake using the Circle Collection Framelits Dies. The sentiments on the Crumb Cake circle are from the Rose Wonder stamp set and the In the Meadow stamp set. I stamped them both using Early Espresso ink. After I stamped it, I embossed it using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. I added some Early Espresso Baker's Twine and it is loose enough it slides off so the inside of the card can be seen.
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Beautiful projects Marsha! I really like the Pleated Skirt Fold - it's so elegant.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gail! That one turned out to be my favorite, too.Delete
Love your projects, Marsha. My favorite is the skirt fold card. Beautiful combination of color and paper.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Christine! I don't normally use pink but it just seem to fit.Delete
Marsha, all your projects are wonderful. I think your Pleated Skirt Fold card is the prettiest card I've seen created using this fold.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Marie, for your kind comment! I love the skirt fold.Delete
Marsha, such pretty cards. All creative, but I really like the pleated skirt fold card!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jackie! It's the first time I've done the pleated skirt fold and I do like it. It's simple and easy. :-)Delete
Very pretty cards, Marsha! Your double gate fold is very nice and so versatile. And I really like how you pulled the pink from the dsp into the card by adding the flowers. So beautiful!ReplyDelete
Love all three of you cards! I really like the colors you used on the pleated fold card. Very nice! The Double Gate Fold makes for a nice masculine card too! Double score! Thanks for the tutorial links too!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Libby! I find masculine cards hard to do. You'd think with the fact that I have three sons, I'd have no problem. Give me flowers any time. lolDelete
What a nice group of fancy fold cards Marsha. I like all of them but my favourite is the Pleated Skirt card. What a nice choice of coordinating DSP and embellishments to round it out. It's a very elegant card. Thanks for the links to the tutorials that inspired you.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Penny! The pleated skirt fold is my favorite, too.Delete
Marsha, the pleated skirt fold looks so elegant in the Timeless Elegance DSP, especially with the beautiful flower in pink and the added pearls! The s-fold card is such fun, and I've added the double gate fold onto my 'must do' list! Fabulous projects; thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Deborah! They were all fun to do and all were new ones to me.Delete
Wow. Beautiful cards Miss Marsha. For a gal who doesn't "do" pink...your first card is gorgeous. The pink is perfect and elegant. Love the pleats. What a cool idea to mix the larger punch flower with the botanical flower die cut. Perfect! What a wonderful mix of folds, patterns and colors on your last two. The In the Meadow card has a lovely soft dreamy feel perfect for the images. Thanks for sharing the creativity.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jean! I tried. I'd rather do blue but I know, I have to set outside the box on occasion, too. :-)Delete