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Sunny Challenge 44

June 10, 2012

The challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week has been set by me.  I simply decided that we should make a Fancy Fold card.  There are lots of different folds you can try – tri-shutter, side step, gate fold, double slider etc., etc.  I searched the resource section at Splitcoast Stampers and decided to try the Double Dutch Fold card.  The tutorial by Patty Bombyk is excellent and it is a fun fold to try.

I used Whisper White card stock to create the two main pieces of the card.  I also decided that I would use the Every Moment stamp set.  Those of you who know me will know that colouring is not my strong point, so in fact this card has two challenges for me, the fancy fold card and the colouring.

I stamped the large image with the bird onto Whisper White card stock using Stazon Jet Black ink.  I used Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers and a Blender Pen to colour the image.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot using the 3rd smallest frame from the Framelits Labels Collection Dies.  I cut the Certainly Celery card stock with the next largest frame to make a mat for my image.  I stamped the butterfly from the Every Moment Stampset onto scrap Whisper White card using Stazon Jet Black ink and coloured it using a Regal Rose Stampin’ Write Marker and Blender Pen.  I cut the butterfly out and attached it to the main image panel.  This panel was the last piece I added to the card front, using dimensionals and making sure that you couldn’t see any when the card was opened.  I stamped the flower image twice on each of the lower front flaps, masking the lower image and then stamping the other image over the top.  I coloured these flowers using Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers and a Blender Pen.  I stamped the flower image three times on the inside of the card, masking, the first and second images to get a nice “bunch” of flowers.  These flowers were coloured using the same markers as the flowers on the front of the card.  I punched scrap card stock using the Scallop Square punch to create a mask and sponged Certainly Celery ink on the inside of the flaps and then attached a butterfly which I stamped, coloured and cut the same as the one on the front of the card.  Before putting all the pieces together I ran the top front flap through the Big Shot using the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.

The first picture shows the card closed and the second shows the card open.  Here is a close up of the front.

Here is a close up of the stamping inside the card.

And one more of the sponged panel with the butterfly.

There are just so many parts to this card I had to share lots of photos, hope you are not bored.  I love the way this card comes together and thoroughly recommend that you give it a try.

Now you need to go see what Gwen and Vicky have created for your inspiration.  Once you have created your card, scrap page or 3d item pop into Sunny Challenges and Creations and add it to Mr. Linky.  I am looking forward to seeing all the different folds you share.

Bye for now, Kris.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2012 7:41 am

    Oh what a pretty card Kris. I haven’t done one of these before, but may have to attempt one. I love the inside as well – a real surprise! Your colouring is perfect


  2. June 10, 2012 9:16 am

    Def not bored at all Kris. I think this is a wonderful creation…and you met all the challenges that you set yourself with flying colours (pun not intended)!! I have this fancy fold in my gunna file. Congrats on a v v speccy card.


  3. June 10, 2012 10:11 am

    That’s so clever! Looks beautiful xx


  4. June 10, 2012 7:43 pm

    Beautiful card Kris


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