Sunday, April 11, 2010
GCA #84 - Fancy Folding!!
Hello all!! Finally, I am able to post this! Tried the other day at the hotel and the Internet was not cooperating with me!! And then I spent a day traveling and such and before I know it, it's Thursday!!!
I had a past wonderful weekend of stamping, playing and re-connecting to old friends. I even met some new friends who I have chatted with on-line and through my stamping groups.
I was in Harrisburg, PA at the second retreat put on by my upline Janet Wakeland. She is one amazing woman, I tell you!! We had awesome Make & Takes each day, access to all of the stamps in the catalog, all the Big Shot dies and accessories and so much more I can even remember!!!!
As the week goes on I will show you what the M&T's were and what I was able to create while there. I went with no plan for really completing anything and that was great.
On to this week's GCA! For the most part, when we make a card the fold is a simple one. Either on the side or the top. But, how do you think about, or have time for, a fancy fold? I know that I seldom think about it, but I certainly do like the look when I do use a fancy fold.
The card I made for this week is called a Spring fold card. You can find the tutorial for this card by clicking on the link. Very easy and fun to do. Which I will post the pic when I get home later today. I thought I had already uploaded it!!
For my base card I used a sheet of the Shades of Spring dsp which is in the current mini. When making this card you definitely want to chose what type of pattern is on your dsp, as to not overwhelm your image.
Once I had the Kraft scallop trim on, I realized this made the card front a little heavier than I wanted and so it doesn't "spring" quite like it should, but I do like the effect of the frame. In the tutorial it states to use adhesive to hold down the bottom point, however I used a piece of Sor-tape, just to be sure it would stay.
The main image was decorated with various punches and die cuts, as I had limited supplies with me and I wasn't quite sure where I was going with this!!
I used the 2 step bird and Large Fancy Flower punches, in the current mini, for the main pieces. The smaller flowers were punched with the Trio flower punch from Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. The bird was punched twice, in Whisper White and popped up with dimensionals as was the wing. For the eye and center of the large flower I used the rhinestones from the Eggcellent Easter Egg kit, which is now sold out. I soooo hope we have something like this in the new catty!
I distressed my Certainly Celery piece around the edges and pierced the scallops on my frame. Pretty easy to do! I hope you have time to try a "Fancy Fold"!!!
So, this week your creations need to incorporate some type of fancy folding. You can make a gate fold card, tri-shutter or flip-flap card for starters.
Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by April 17, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA84 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!
Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!