Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments-Unusual Fold Challenge

I very excited as today I am hosting my 1st challenge as the March guest designer at Shannon's Sentiments and boy do I have a fun one for you!  I typically just make either regular A4 size or 6 x6 cards, however I am always intrigued by the many fancy folded cards I see. So this week I challenge you to incorporate an unusual fold on our card. Yes that's right I want you to step out the your comfort zone and try something new - make a project using a fold that is new to you or that you rarely ever use.

Last weekend I was at a scrappin' retreat with my fave local gals and we did a card swap.  My friend Darla came up with this pretty card and when I asked where she got directions she indicated she got them out of a book somewhere.  Well I LOVED the final result so I grabbed my ruler and measured everything out to be able to re-create the card for this challenge.

For my card I grabbed this CTMH paper pack called along with my coordinating inks and cardstock in Juniper, Creme Brulee, and Sorbet.  I inked all my papers using the ink that matched cardstock.  My base is 4 1/2 x 11 and is scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2, my layers are cut as follows:

Creme Brulee (yellow/orange) layer- 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 for left/inside panel and 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 for larger panel.

Sorbet (peachy color) layer- 2 1/4 x 4 for left/inside layer and 4 x 5 for larger panel.

Patterned paper- 2 x 3 3/4 for left panel only and 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 for larger panel.

I chose a wonderful sentiment from the Spring Time set, which you can pick up in the store for $5 and it has all these wonderful images.  I also used the flowers in the set, but only wanted to tops to add to my card. I printed the image out 3 times on Sorbet cardstock and then cut them out.  Then I inked the edges of flowers, grabbed my black Spica pen for a little sparkle, and some CTMH pearls for centers of flowers. Added a little matching Juniper ribbon after puches slots with my ribbon punch!

Head on over to Shannon's Sentiments to join the challenge and see rest of AMAZING projects from rest of team.  Also check out the Design Team call here, the store is growing and looking for more talented designers so come throw your hat in the ring!  Also Shannon's Sentiments is sponsoring the challenge over at Aly's Sunday Challenge and the theme is spring, so am entering my card there too!

I am entering this card in following challenges:
Scrap -Creations- anything goes
Sweet Stamps- spring
Aly's Sunday Challenge- spring


Tracey Malnofski said...

This is a digi set???
I love it!
I love this folded card also, Christi.
I love trying new card folds and shapes.

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a wonderful card, love the colors and the great design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful color combo love the Spring feel it gives. It's always fun stepping out of your comfort zone and I love your unusual card fold, your image and embellishments are perfect with it.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps Spring challenge.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card I love the different fold design Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps

Shannon said...

LOVE it!!!!!!