Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Fancy Fold

Yikes a fancy fold!  This week the recipe challenge at Cooking It Up With Katie is to  use a fancy fold, autumn and embossing.  I don't usually bother to do anything more than a simple fold so this was a real challenge for me.  A long time ago I made a card with a swinging piece and I loved the way that looked so I went back through my blog to find it because I knew I put a link to the directions in the post.  Yeah me!  I won't make you go back to look for it, I'll just give you this link to the directions.  Turns out that making a "flip flop" card is pretty easy and the real challenge for me was the embossing.    I adjusted the size of the card a little so that the image would fit in the piece that flips but otherwise I followed the directions in the Splitcoast tutorial (that's where the link will take you).   The two small pictures show you what the card looks like when it's laid flat.  This type of card makes a great invitation, where I've put the sentiment you would put the party details. 
If you've been following me you know that I recently moved and that I don't have a crafting space in my new house.  I'm hoping to get something together somehow in the future but for now my supplies are all over and I'm working on my kitchen table.  So it's time to emboss and I can't find any embossing folders.  Dang nabbit, so I figured I'd just find a stamp and emboss it, I do love the way gold embossing looks, and it would be nice to emboss some leaves for autumn.  Hmm, first finding my leave stamps, not working out for me, so I looked for a background stamp.  Found the Hero Arts "Manuscript Background"  and couldn't find my gold powder.  ACK!  I found lilac, turquoise, clear, red and silver, none of which I cared to use.  Then I found yellow!  Wohoo!  I sat down and got ready to play and realized I didn't know where my heat gun was.  This meant a trip to the sauna, otherwise known as my garage to look for unopened boxes of craft supplies.  Twenty minutes later I emerged dripping wet with heat gun in hand and stamped the background with Versamark applied the powder and heated it up.  Well, it doesn't show in the pic, and it's not as evident as the gold would have been but it is embossed. 
In the end I pulled the card together, it may not be my best effort but I bet someone who doesn't read my blog, will think this card is absolutely adorable. 
Don't forget to visit Katie's blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did, you'll get some ideas for different folds, and maybe you'll enter the challenge and win a prize.

Here's the deets:
Stamp - C.C. Designs Baby Tricks or Treats Pumpkin; Sentiment, A Muse "Got Candy"; Hero Arts "Manuscript Background"
Ink - Versamark for the embossing, orange SU marker for the sentiment, Memento Tuxedo Black for the image
Paper - MFT Perfect Panel for images, SU Kraft for card base
Miscellaneous - yellow embossing powder; stickles; pumpkin charm; pumpkin button (shaft removed); TCP twine; copics

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie - Fancy fold, Autumn and embossing
Paper Sundaes #35 - use three types of embellishments (twine, charm and button)
Our Creative Corner - Fun with Folds
Raise the Bar Challenge #35 - Orange, brown and green
Paper Play Week 36 - Autumn is a Comin'

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  1. This is great - love it!! that image is really sweet too :o) xx Lynne xx

  2. This is absolutely adorable! And you definitely get an "E" for effort in trying to locate your supplies! Such a cute image & the fancy fold is great!

  3. Love the fold you did! That sweet image is so beautifully colored! Thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog!

  4. Super fun card! The little pumpkin charm is just adorable and that fold is great. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes this week.


  5. Such a cute card. Super fold design and adorable image. I really love that multi-colored string too! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  6. What a great card, love the fancy fold. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


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