Friday, October 16, 2015

Just Add Ink #284 - Just Add a Fancy Fold & GDP#006

Happy Friday lovely friends ~

We have a really fun challenge kicking off today over at Just Add Ink.  Di wants us all to make a card with a fancy fold.  I must admit I don't do special folds as often as I'd like.  Usually because I'm running low on time and it's just quicker to go with the basics.  I'm sure many of you are exactly the same!

So this week I've made a Concertina (tag top) card.  There is a fabulous tutorial by Linda Higgens here.  Linda gives a better view from the top too.  They really are such fun to make.  I encourage you to give it a whirl.

I've used the funky little stamp set Doodle Blooms from Altenew.  I white heat embossed the flowers, then using a dauber applied a combination of Watermelon Wonder, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks. The leaves are Mint Macaron.

With hindsight I wish I'd made my front/back panel just a little higher to meet the inside (I used a different punch to Linda and didn't take into account the height difference) - can you see my little mess up?  Of course I didn't notice it until I'd completely finished the card, and I didn't fancy pulling it apart again :(

I've left plenty of space inside to write my birthday message.  My base uses Watermelon Wonder, Smoky Slate and Whisper White c/s.

The design team have created some stunning fancy fold cards for your inspiration this week.  Pop over to JAI and check them out.  I'm looking forward to lots of shared ideas this week so be sure to join our challenge and link up.

I'm going to add this card to the recently formed Global Design Project #GDP006 challenge blog.  I was really taken with Brian King's card this week and that formed the orientation of my flowers. Head over and take a look, there's lots of eye candy.  Waving hi to a couple of my lovely friends on the design team.

Enjoy your weekend, whatever you're up to.  I'm hoping for a reasonably quiet one - after fitting a bunch of new blinds to the downstairs rooms!  Now the weather is a lot brighter we need the day/night blinds that have been sitting in their original packaging for quite some while!

Thanks for stopping by :o)


  1. Thanks for playing along with us Patrice! Love your card. So glad Brian gave you some inspiration. Love your interpretation of the sketch this week. Look forward to seeing you play along with us again.

  2. Oh, I love those scattered flowers combined with the angled stripe, Patrice. So fresh & pretty & l love your colour choices. Definitely a wow fold too, Another one for me to try. Hope you're having a happy day.
    Di :-)

  3. Hi sweet! Saying 'hi' back {insert me waving madly} - so nice to have you join us. There's no doubt your card is fun, bright and happy - just like you! Your fancy fold card is fabulous and I love your interpretation of the sketch this week, thanks so much for playing along with us at the Global Design Team. xo

  4. Ha P I'd never have noticed that the front was shorter if you hadn't mentioned it. Love how you have scattered your lovely vibrant flowers throughout and how well they work with the bold stripey DSP. Very ooohh ahhh :) xxx

  5. Oh this is totally gorgeous Patrice! Your flowers and stripes are so vibrant and perfect together and I love how you've carried them through the inside - so pretty! xx

  6. Patrice, your card definitely says Spring! I love those blooms and the colours you've used - just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the Global Design Project this week!

  7. Beautifully done P, love the fold and your flower design, so effective against the stripes...will attemp this one for sure..:0) xx

  8. Very cool card - I love your tropical pretty flowers. Chantell xx

  9. Such an absolutely lovely surprise to receive this beautiful card today! As you know already,P, I think it's totally gorgeous but it is even more beautiful in real life!! Such pretty colours on the inside as well as out, a stunning fold and I love all the gold details too!!Thank you so very much P - I am so very spoilt!! xxx

  10. Of course no one noticed the little mistake until you pointed it out!!! This is such a bright and fun card - loving your colour choices :)


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