Monday, May 17, 2010

TBS DT: Fancy Folds Week and Challenge #2

Update: the fabulous ladies over at Practical Scrappers chose this card as one of the winners for their Patterned Paper challenge. Thanks so much!


Hello!

What a beautiful weekend we had! We worked non-stop on the landscaping, and still have much to do. Where do all those weeds come from?! Yesterday we went to the garden center for flowering goodies and it seemed like the whole town was there, too. Yay for spring!

Over at The Beary Scrap this week is our second Beary Sweet Challenge, and we're looking for 
Fancy Folds!

All week the design team will show you our take on this fun challenge. We hope to see you each day for new inspiration.

I fell in love with this folded frame technique when I saw it on Theresa Pollack's entry in our last challenge. "Hmm...", I thought to myself. "What can I do with this?" I pondered and poked and poked and pondered until I thought, "Ooh, even better... What would our dear distressing Gini do with this fancy fold?" Of course, light bulbs clicked on above my head as I channeled my "Inner-Gini". (Ok, so maybe I only distressed the flap edges and not the whole card, but I'm still claiming Gini. *grin*) She's got a really cool style and constantly inspires and challenges me. 

Now, before I forget or go off on a tangent, this technique can be found over at Splitcoast Stampers, an excellent resource for all kinds of new-to-me ideas.

The flaps are rolled a bit to give dimension. They're distressed with scissors and inked, and I'm still on the fence about using a brown Distress Ink on the edges. The dogwood branches were made some time last year for a scrapbook layout and never used. Now they finally have a home!


Challenges

Card Recipe
Thanks so much for stopping in - I'll see you soon!
Cheers,
Susan

25 comments:

beadz said...

Awwww, that's so sweet! I do love my distessing! And I love this card! I could just eat that flower branch up! Hope you have a fantastic week!
hugs,
Gini

Edith said...

This is so pretty Susan! Love the colors and distress. Your flowers look wonderful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Sassylassy said...

Susan how adorable! Pretty nifty fancy folds! Thanks for the Splitcoast Stampers link. I have to also say your distressing is beautiful! Hugs Bonnie

Debbie said...

He's a cutie pie!! Thanks for joining us this week at PIO! :)

coldwaters2 said...

This is one fabulous card Susan I love the folds, the papers and Edwin this is great work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Elise said...

Susan this is awesome! I love the fancy fold frame!!! And yes! I do love the "Gini" distressing look!!! :)
Hugs,
Elise

june lanum said...

so cute love it thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Linda Robinson said...

WOW, I love those folded flaps, Very clever... Thank for playing along with us at CCCB.

Andrea M said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Love that "break out" layout! Gorgeous job. Thanks so much for piling it on with us - we appreciate your support! Hope to see you back next week :)

Kim said...

OMG, this is just stunning! I love your Tilda and those folds are just stunning!
Thanks for sharing this marvelous creation with us this week at Practical Scrappers!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet little boy! Love the branch coming in from the side. Thanks for playing at CCCB. :)

stephanne said...

This is fabulous!! Edwins hair looks soooo good, I had to do a double take to see if you'd glued him a toupe or something, and the fold frame looks great!! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge this week at Creative Inspirations!!
Stephanne

Silvie Z said...

Wow, this is so cute! Your Edwin is sweet sitting in the fancy fold window! Beautiful colors! And the small flowers with tiny pearls are awesome! Love it!
Hugs,
Silve from France

Lelia Pierce said...

Love, love, love the branches coming out...perfect! :O)

Hugs,
Lelia

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just darling, Susan. Great job with the technique and I like the ink distressing on the edges (of course!). Love the dogwood branches too - nice unique touch! So happy you could join in the fun with us at Creative Inspirations this week!

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh what a sweet card, love this cute Edwin and your coloring is Super!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Pile It on Challenge Blog!!

Hugs,
patricia

Illy said...

Great card!!!! So original!
Thank you for playing with us at Pile it On!

Regina said...

Susan!!! this is stunning ! the fancy fold frame looks great on your card just because you choose a wonderful paper and your coloring is absolutely amazing. !!! I also do love the distressing look!!! :)
Thanks a lot for sharing!!!
Hugs
Regina

barbsmith2536 said...

Great card. I love the colors. I too love the Kioshi paper.

http://barbsmithdesigns.blogspot.com

Stampin Mindy said...

This is beautiful, I love the tearing technique! Hugs

Scrappy said...

Wow! This is a fantastic card! Love the 'window' he is sitting in! Def. going to have to try this! :)

Thanks for joining us on PIO challenges! We hope you will join us again this week! :)

mommy2lou said...

Susan, I just noticed you left your link in our "comments" section of Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (Lovely as a Tree).

This is such an awesome project. I love dimensional creations! I'm so glad I decided to go to our comments or I would have missed this gem :)
Thank you so much for playing along!
Be sure to look for Mr. Linky next time so we dont miss you (sometimes it goes on the fritz on us so be patient and try again.)

Angela said...

Fabulous card, the colours and image are so well matched, love your fancy fold too. Thanks for joining us at YNS,
Angela x

Sandra said...

fabulous card, love the folds and the colours. And that stamp is so cute.
Hugs Sandra