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Monday, 21 January 2013

Lexi’s Creations 82 Fancy Folds

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.
LEXI 82 Fancy Folds 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.
LEXI 82 Back
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.
Secrets A
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.
Secrets B
To join them up I threaded through some twine which was sort of a string colour and knotted it behind the images.
Tin Can Phone
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.
LEXI 82 Fancy Folds Open No WM
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.
LEXI 82 Inside 1
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.
LEXI 82 Fancy Folds Bright
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
Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Hi Lin, hope you're feeling lots, lots better! Wow, your card is fab.....great images, love the colour combo and the string idea is just brill! I remember doing the exact same thing and tin stilts were all the rage.....oh, those were the days lol!
    Hugs Jo x

  2. I love this card. Love all the purples and the cute girl, too. Very, very beautiful and creative!

  3. Gorgeous Lin lovely images lovely shape and design.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. Fabulous detailed card Lin! I can remember trying to do this but it never seemed to work! Hope you are feeling better now xx

  5. Another fab card Lin, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  6. TOOOOOOO Cute. Love it!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  7. What an adorable card. Those images are so cute and I love the use of bakers twine for the line between the two girls and their cans. Too cute. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week.

  8. Spectacular card, oh my ,so very impressive, I love, love this card. Lin you have such talent!

  9. A really lovely creation and perfect for our 'Friendship' theme Lin.

    It's great to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  10. Beautiful Card.. And I Love your Great idea with the box-phone.. Great Great idea.... Lovely use of die cuts.. and Beautiful Frame.. :o).. Cute Best Friends too!... FAB work...
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!! Big Hugs Sol :o)

  11. Really gorgeous, fab design, I love the fold and those die cut frames are beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  12. Ah that is just adorable, remember doing that when I was little lol.Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  13. Very sweet S Fold card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  14. Lin, this is just gorgeous- I love the colours and splitting and rejoining this particular image with string is a fab idea and great for a multi-fold card ( which are always a real pain to photograph, I agree!! :S)... love it!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  15. Love the purple and the paper pin wheel embellishment! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs!

  16. How cute! Great coloring on your images. Thanks for playing on the DRS Designs challenge!

  17. So delicate and pretty, love the card fold, thanks so much for joining us at CMC for our Favourite Colours Challenge
    Hugs Julie P

  18. Adorable, awesome images! Glad you could join us at CMC this week.

  19. Such a gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing it with us at That Craft Place Challenge :) xxx

  20. Wow fab card, love the images and colours, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx


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