23 January 2013

A Fanciful Fancy-Fold in Black and White (with a twist)...

Hi All! I hope your week is going well.
I was in need of a creative outlet today, and decided to take on a couple of challenges by the Heart 2 Heart and Color My Heart challenge blogs. Here's what I came up with:



The Heart 2 Heart challenge was to create a fancy-fold card. (Something that goes beyond just folding a 4 1/4 x 11-inch piece of cardstock in half.) So I opted for a "napkin fold" card. (You can see a great tutorial on it here.) The color scheme of Black, White and a 'pop' of Lagoon is in response to the Color My Heart challenge.

So let's take a look:


The card is held closed with a belly band made from Black cardstock cut at 2 x 11 inches and scored at 3 3/4, 4, 8, and 8 1/4 inches. After gluing the band together, I added a strip of Black Striped grosgrain ribbon and then added a double-looped bow. (The ribbon is secured with glue dots.) I tucked a little Black Tulle ribbon in the bow, added a Rhinestone Designer Brad, a couple of stick pins from the Bling Assortment, and a little pop of blue from my stash.

 Here's a close up of the belly band:


Now to open it up:



The card is an 8 x 8 inch square piece of Black cardstock. I inked the folds with Black Exclusive Ink to hide the white core that was showing through. The middle area is 4 inches square. I layered White Daisy cardstock (cut at 3 7/8 inches square) with black and white damask paper from the about-to-be-released For Always collection. I then layered those pieces with Black cardstock (3 3/4 inches square) and White Daisy cardstock (3 3/8 inches square). The heart flowers and butterflies are from the A Garden stamp set, and are stamped in Black Exclusive Ink. I used my water brush to add Lagoon Exclusive Ink accents. (Black Stāz-On Ink would also work for this, and would be better if your brush is pretty wet.) The sentiment is from the soon-to-be-released Buzz & Bumble Workshop On The Go set. I stamped it onto an element cut from White Daisy cardstock in Black Exclusive Ink. I inked around the edges in Lagoon Exclusive Ink and added a bow from my stash. The little Lagoon sparkle is from the Blue & Green Sparkles assortment.

Here's a close up of the sentiment:


The damask and script (which is the back side of the damask paper) triangles are cut from 3 3/4-inch squares (for the large) and 1 3/4-inch squares (small).

And here it is again with it's belly band:




I hope you enjoyed my little creation! Don't forget: tomorrow Lynn Darda (of From My Bungalow) and I will be having a little blog share featuring the January Stamp Of The Month!

See you tomorrow!


15 comments:

  1. Goodness gracious, this is a beauty! So much detail and work in this gorgeous card! I love the tailored, striped bow accent with the bling.

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  2. Love everything about it! Thanks for joining us this week!

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  3. WOW! Your card is filled with wonderful things--from the fancy fold, color choices, stamped greeting inside, belly band and hat pin bling! Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week. We hope you will share your talent with us often!

    :) Marie

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  4. Thank you for sharing such a awesome and gorgeous detailed carc with Color my Heart. It is beautiful and I love lagoon pop of color. Great going!

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  5. Oh my goodness! I am going to need to go back and take notes! This is wonderfully complex, and what an awesome thing it would be to receive and get to open one of these. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Color Dare this week!

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  6. Such a strikingly beautiful card! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration and for getting fancy with us @ H2H!

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  7. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful card! I love all the folding and how you matted the pieces. So pretty with that black and white paper! Thanks for playing this week at Color My Heart. I hope to see you next week, too!

    Sarah

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  8. Wowza, this is stunning!! So many wonderful folds. Thanks for joining us at the Color My Heart challenge.

    Linda

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  9. What a beauty! You do such amazing work I always love to see what your up to. This card had to of taken some time. Beautiful details and that blue accent is stunning. Thanks for sharing Kim!

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  10. What a beauty! You do such amazing work I always love to see what your up to. This card had to of taken some time. Beautiful details and that blue accent is stunning. Thanks for sharing Kim!

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  11. This is crazy-awesome-beautiful! Thanks for keeping your fellow crafters inspired!

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  12. Stunning! Gorgeous! Beautiful! Awesome! Your card making is so an absolute inspiration. Thanks you so much for sharing this with us at H2H.

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  13. What is there not to love about your card? The band is so beautifully decorated and I LOVE how you decorated the inside. All-around beautiful job! So happy you joined us this week at Heart 2 Heart! :)

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  14. Look at all that detail. This card is beautiful!

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  15. This is gorgeous! Thank you for posting a link to the tutorial. It brings back memories of way back when I was first married and had no money. I used scraps of wrapping paper to make these shapes and put them back to back to make Christmas ornaments. I still have two of them I have never thought of using them as a card and couldn't remeber how anyway. You have inpsired me!

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