Every now and then a challenge gives me a good prod to do something outside my comfort zone and to me that's a good thing. This week our challenge at Pile It On is to make a card with more than 2 folds. The only fancy fold I can make on demand is an easel card, anything else I have to look up the directions. That's pretty much the only thing that holds me back, I just don't want to take the time to look them up. So, I'm glad for this challenge. I've been wanting to make another center step card for awhile but have been too lazy to make the effort and now that I have I'm glad I did. If you don't know how to make one here's a link to a tutorial that's easy to follow.
Of course there are plenty of other fancy folds you can use. One my sidebar there are labels, if you click on "Fancy Fold" you'll get all my posts for cards with fancy folds. I think I put a link for the tutorial in all of them.
This image made me feel notalgic so I wanted a vintage/shabby chic llok. To get that look I used tea dyed lace, Cosmo Cricket "Circa 1934" papers and sponged around the edges with Ranger Distress Inks.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Digi Doodles "Sewing Basket"
ink - hp printer; Ranger "Scattered Straw" and "Tea Dye"
paper - Bazzill "Beeswax" cs; scraps of grey and beige cs for die cuts
miscellaneous - copics; buttons; lace; burlap twine; pin cushion charm; My Favorite Things "Sew Nifty" die-namics
Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #22 - Two or More Folds
Polka Doodles Week 21 - Make a Doodled Edge or Border
Southern Girls #45 - Dying to Die Cut or Punch
Charisma #20 - No Flowers Allowed
The Pink Elephant TPE149 - Buttons Galore
Creative Card Crew - Dimension
Partytime Tuesday PTT#49 - Vintage or Shabby Chic
the Sisterhood of Crafters - Old Fashioned Project
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll get adventurous and try making a card with 2 or more folds for the Pile It On challenge.