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Double-pleat fold birthday card

  • Dies – Spellbinders Swirl Happy Birthday Frame
  • Patterned paper – Graphic 45
  • Rhinestones
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling

I created this card using a folding technique I had never tried before. This is called a double-pleat fold. I belong to a cardmaking group online and periodically we propose challenges to the group. During our fifth anniversary celebration recently, someone had a challenge to create a card featuring a fancy fold. This is the fold I chose. At first I thought it would be really difficult, but once I read through the instructions, I was able to create it without problem. I adhered the frame die-cut down onto the card base and then added the pleated piece. Having double-sided paper for the pleated piece made it finished very nicely. Once that was all adhered, I topped it off with the sentiment die-cut, which is really striking. I love this die set from Spellbinders! I added a few rhinestones on points on the die-cuts to add a little sparkle. I really enjoyed this fold and will definitely make some more cards using it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge: Always Happy Birthday – November Challenge

 


Mixed Media Tags 2018

  • Prima Marketing silicone mould: Vintage Art Decor “Trifles”
  • Prima Marketing Paper Clay
  • Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Mermaid Sparkle and Metallique Deep Waters
  • Stencils: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz – “String” and “Houndstooth”
  • Texture Paste – Finnabair Art Basics Light Paste Opaque Matte
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Handmade (by me) collage tissue
  • Tissue wrap – Tim Holtz Ideaology “Postale”
  • Sequins

I created this pair of tags by layering papers, paint and ink and then topping them off with a painted piece that I molded from paper clay. I began by adhering some collage tissue and Tim Holtz patterned tissue wrap. I applied Distress Inks and then added some texture paste through a stencil. I painted the paper clay pieces with metallic paints and adhered them, along with the sequins. I inked the edges of the tags and tied some ribbon at the top of each.

For a closer look, here are some additional photos.

 

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Challeges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

The Vintage Journey: Tag Friday Special


Butterfly Birthday 2018

  • Stamps:
    • Stampington & Co. Christine Adolph “Ledger Butterfly”
    • Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Die – Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Tim Holtz Ideaology Collage Paper – Floral
  • My handmade collage paper
  • Perfect Pearls Mists “Bronze”
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Creme de Chocolat”
  • Cardstock

This is one of my favorite kinds of cards to make: mixed media. I layered my handmade collage tissue paper and some Tim Holtz collage paper onto cardstock with matte gel medium. I stamped the butterfly on a piece of tissue and adhered it with gel medium as well. After the piece dried, I sprayed it with the metallic inks and also inked the edges with black ink. I then added the die cut word and stamped sentiment and put the card together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Happy Little Stampers August Mixed Media Challenge – Words

Everybody-Art-Challenge #429 – Say it in words

 


Little Band Shadow Box

 

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Critter Concert”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Critter Concert,” “Shadow Box Card,” “Shadow Box Card Theater Add-On,” and “Little Music Notes”
  • Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn “Really Rainbow” petite paper pad
  • Cardstock

I love the Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets featuring talented animals playing band instruments. They’re the best! Then when I saw the little theater stage pieces that I could add onto the shadow box, I knew I had to build one! The really cool thing is that it will fold flat and slip right into an envelope if I want to mail one to someone.

Here is a shot from above the box–it is hard to share a good view of this little 3-D box.

I colored the animals with Copic markers. I then created a small scene on the stage with the bear and bird, and also decorated the sides of the box with other animals in the band and some musical notes. It is so fun to work with these critters and the little theater. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #33: Fun Folds

 


Deepest Thanks Lift the Flap Card

 

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn: “You are Sublime,” and “Push Here” sets
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn: “You are Sublime,” “Lift the Flap Circles,” and “Porthole Frames”
  • Copic markers
  • Embossing powder – Ranger -Silver Pearl
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Paper Accents

This card was very fun to make. I die-cut the round flap, making a window in the top piece of grey cardstock. I colored my cast of characters with Copic markers and created the scene with the sea creatures in a layer underneath on light blue cardstock and adhered it behind the opening in the grey cardstock. I added the porthole frame around the circle flap and stamped “open” on the flap tab. The tab can then be tucked into the porthole frame. I colored the submarine image with metallic gel pens and adhered it to the outside of the flap. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, adhering it to the bottom of the front panel. I then adhered the grey cardstock to the polka-dot, top fold card base. As always, Lawn Fawn has produced some great stamps and dies to create scenes with. I’m only getting started! Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #32 – Inspiration Board

Create and Makes Challenge #22 “Anything Goes”

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #297 “By the Sea”


Raccoon Surprises

  • Stamps – Newton’s Nook “Raccoon Rascals”
  • Embossing folder- Darice “Birch Tree”
  • Die – Just Rite Custom Dies “Vintage Labels Two”
  • Button – Prima Wood Buttons
  • Patterned paper – Ella & Viv Paper Company “Oxidation”
  • Core’dinations cardstock
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Copic markers

I am behind in posting here. I made this card some time ago. I created the background by using an embossing folder and then sanding the paper to make the embossed tree trunk images stand out. I colored the stamped raccoons with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment, that came from the same stamp set as the raccoons, and die-cut it. I’ve had the button in my stash for years, and I thought it fit this card very well. It was really fun putting this card together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge:

Sunny Day Crafting – Challenge #26 – Any Animal on a Project

 

 

 


Sunflowers Artist’s Trading Cards

  • Napkin – Hoffmaster “Sweet Sunflowers”
  • Stamp – Indigo Blu “Bunnies Dinkie”
  • Copper embossing powder
  • Sequins – 28 Lilac Lane
  • Cardstock – Neenah

I participated in a swap that had a “sunshine” theme recently with a group of online friends (some of whom I’ve actually met!). We trade these baseball card-sized Artist’s Trading Cards (ATCs) with each other from time to time. This time around the theme was “Here Comes the Sun.”

I made my cards using a pretty cocktail napkin as a base, adhering it to cardstock with gel medium which makes a nice texture.

 

I heat embossed the stamped sentiment onto vellum, cut it out and added it to the cards strategically so I didn’t cover the flowers completely. I’ve had this stamp for quite a while and have always liked the sentiment on it. Finally I arranged sequins from my stash around for a little visual interest. You can get a closer look at one here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Shopping Our Stash #358 – Summer Color Palette

Crafty Gal’s Corner – Challenge #167 ~ Summer Colours