Our challenge today at Lexi’s Creations is ‘fancy folds’.
We are sponsored by My Heart Pieces with three digi images going to the winner.
I started with a base of plain A4 centura pearl card from Crafter’s Companion from the dark range, which I scored and folded into a Z card. It’s a lovely deep violet and I also used the same card to make the decorative mats from, which I cut out with Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8.
I matted and layered onto it some white card and some card from the Papermania DesignStax 6x6 pad. It’s more of a cardstock really, very good quality weight. I used the same pad to make the pin wheel flowers, which were another example of ‘fancy folds’, and to cover the back of the card.
You can’t see too well in this washed out photo (sorry) but the sentiment is actually very similar in colour to the mat as I maniuplated a Lexi’s sentiment and added to it the words ‘Give me a call I miss you!’ as the idea tied in with the image, which is of two little girls communicating down a pair of old food cans with a piece of string between them, down which the sound travelled. I can remember doing this myself as a child with my Sister. Oh the innocence of Youth. Of course these days we would likely have iPhones instead, loads of technical wizardry but not half as much fun. We also used to use old baked bean cans with string on opposite sides of the can, which when you stood on them and pulled tight on the string you made a pair of mini stilts for walking in.
The image is actually a double image from Saturated Canary called Secrets and normally has a string drawn between the two characters with the word ‘secrets’ strung along it in bunting, but for my purposes here I split the image into two separate girls and removed the drawn string.
To join them up I threaded through some twine which was sort of a string colour and knotted it behind the images.
My girls are coloured with copics, and trimmed up with a spellbinders die, which I edged with glamour dust to match the glamour dust edging on the main background of the card.
For the inside fold of the card I cut the Memory Box Riviera die, and trimmed off a bit to make it fit, in the same card as the base and decorative mats.
The white swirls are a Magnolia Doohickey die. This last picture has been taken with the flash, but the others are more representative of the original colour if a little too dark.
It was actually very difficult to get an overall picture of the card with both images looking roughly in focus as the camera couldn’t cope with the slightly changed perspective of some card being in front and some being in the distance and yet still keeping both images focussed.
I should like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Addicted to Stamps - #48 Use Material/texture (hope my twine counts?)
Color Me Creative Copic Challenge - My favourite colours (all shades of purple are my favourite colours)
Copic Marker Europe - #13 Anything Goes With Copics
Drunken Stampers - All That Glitters
DRS Designs Rubber Stamps - #56Tri-Fold Cards
I Love Promarkers - #151 Layer It Up
Speedy The Fox and Friends - #143 Use Twine
Stamping Sensations - Friendship
That Craft Place - New Year, New Goodies (all dies cut on my brand new HappyCut)
Whimsy Stamps - #55 Fancy Edges