Friday, October 16, 2015
Just Add Ink #284 - Just Add a Fancy Fold & GDP#006
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)