Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Fancy Folds

The fun theme challenge this week at Our Creative Corner is to create a "fancy fold" card. I love cards with different folds so the only difficult part was to choose which fold to use to make a card to .


It has been a while since I made a 'Spring Card', so I thought it was time to dust off the template, the embossing template and the 3D decoupage sheets. The white square was embossed using the old fashioned light box and embossing tools. There are 4 different designs on each of the metal embossing templates, so the possibilities are endless. After the design was embossed, small stencil brushes were used to apply colors from a different dye pads. The center of the square was removed using a craft knife and ruler. Then the white embossed, colored and cut square was adhered to the blue cardstock.


The 3D decoupage sheet was fussy cut and then layered in the middle of the square. Some of the images are 5 layers thick. Since foam tape would make this way too high....clear acrylic caulking was used between the layers. It adds just the right amount of dimension without the added bulk. Gold liquid pearls and stickles were used for a touch of bling in the corners and flower centers. I opted to use a few silk flowers on the base so as not to detract from the main focal point. The supplies for this card were purchased at Kamya.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

9 comments:

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... this is beautiful Marie ... what a gorgeous creation and your 3D flowers are just stunning ... I admire your patience and with all the fussy cutting, which is perfection by the way!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!1

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Marie! I love the pretty 3D flowers! Lovin' all the dimension!

Angela said...

Wow, Marie, this is beutifully executed! Love all the layering and the "little extras"....

Lisa said...

FABULOUS Marie! Love the layers of pretty spring flowers. What a fun card!!!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, what a fabulous fancy fold! Love the decoupaged images, and the colour combination too, a stunning and very creative card!

Maria said...

Oh, what a gorgeous card! Loving all the dimension with lovely flowers! Beautiful color, too! Have a great weekend!!:-))

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Marie, this is just gorgeous! And I always love blue and yellow together! Thanks for playing along this week at OCC

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! That is quite the fancy fold!!! LOVE the old fashioned embossing and those flowers are GORGEOUS! LOVELY card, Marie!

Anne Marie said...

Marie, this is such a fun fold to showcase your pretty flowers! I just love all of the dimension you added too. Just gorgeous, in every way! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week! :)