Wednesday, July 6, 2011

JAI #74 - Fancy Folds

Hi Everyone!

Over at Just Add Ink this week they are having a challenge with a difference. It's a Fancy Folds Blog Hop Challenge. Each of the DT members are showing a different fancy fold card plus a link to the tutorial on how to make it. You then choose a fancy fold that you like, create it and link it up to the challenge site. How fun!!!

I was inspired to creat a side step card like Bronwyn's.

a side view -

As this card is for a work colleague who is retiring at the end of the month, and everyone will need to sign it, I've changed the dimensions to make it a bit bigger.

I've watercoloured the main image with ink pads and an aquapen. The bird has been stamped in Early Espresso ink and then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I've stamped again in versamark. I then clear heat embossed it and popped it up on dimensionals. His eye is a little pearl that has been coloured with a black Stamp' Write marker. I've also added Dazzling Dialmonds to the centers of the flowers with a versamark pen and heat and stick powder.

I'm really happy with how it turned it and hope it has that WOW! effect :) I'm hoping to get a chance to make some of the other fancy fold cards soon too.

11 lovely comments:

Patrice said...

Wow Sandra, this has turned out beautifully.

It definitely has the WOW factor. Love the way you've colour embossed your bird, and the little detail of colouring the pearl for his eye!

I have no doubt your work colleagues will be suitably impressed by this gorgeous card.

Tammy Hanlon said...

This is beautiful Sandra.
I really love the soft but yet striking look of the colours.

Mae Collins said...

I am so in love with this stamp set at the moment and I love the colours you have used on it in this Fancy Fold card. I also like how the embossed script stands out behind the main element. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Beautiful card Sandra. I especially like the way you embossed the word panels. Glad you found time to play with us at JAI this week.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Very pretty, Sandra! Love the colours ... and all the tiny details that make this such a stunner! Hugs xxaxx

Nikki Spencer said...

Really lovely Sandra, your colouring is simply beautiful, as is the overall colour combo & embossed panels.
Thanks for playing at JAI.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I really love that flower image!!! Congrats on giving the fancy folds a try (I'm not sure I'm game!!)

Melissa said...

lovely card Sandra, this fold of card is so easy yet looks fantastic doesn't it. Love the embossed script to.

Tui Nathan said...

Oh Sandra, no wonder you received an Honourable Mention ... your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it, the embossing, the fancy fold but most especially your watercolouring, you really have done great justice to this stamp set... just beautiful!!!
And congratulations!!!

Lesley said...

super gorgeous - I am sure your work colleague will love it best wishes Lesley x

Diane Barnes said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Sandra. Really love this card. Such beautiful detail & a great fancy fold. Inky wishes, Di