Before I lose you with this long post, I was wondering if you can tell a difference in the quality of the blue photos vs. the red photos at the bottom. I used a different lens for the Tilda images. I had forgotten I had this particular lens and thought it might enhance my photos. Your opinion is much appreciated. This is a long post with two different cards. The first one is my DT project while the second card is our little Tilda.
It's time for a new challenge at Hooked on Craft! Today, for Challenge #15 - Try Something New, I decided to give an Angled Accordion Fold Card a try. I have to say, it was a lot of work only because of how I did it. I know it would have been a lot easier if I had used a heavy, almost cardstock weight, double sided paper and only did one side. But, that would have been too easy. I wanted to challenge myself! Isn't that what challenges are all about?
Challenge #15 requires that you challenge yourself to try something new - a new technique. The challenge will run from January 9 through January 21. You might want to give this type of card a go. I know there are lots of techniques out there. Find one that you've wanted to try and try it. I can't wait to see what you create. I, personally, would love it if, in your blog post, you share the link where you found how to do the technique and maybe a brief explanation. That way, others can grow in their techniques, too!
Here is the front side of my card:
Here is the back side of my card:
Isn't it cute? I used a lot of glittered cardstock to make the card very festive! I began by folding and scoring a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock at 4" and 8". Next, I decided how high I wanted it at the highest point. I drew a line and then cut on that line using my paper cutter.
The next step was to use a punch to punch a choo choo train border which I thought was pretty boyish. Now I was ready to do the decorating.
Because I am persnickety, I absolutely had to have each piece of cardstock and patterned paper match at the angled tops. That was not as easy as I first thought, but after a couple of tries, I got the hang of it. Let's look at each segment.
On the cover panel, I used the following items from Hooked on Craft:
Cherry Blossoms - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-cherry-blossoms.html
Rosebuds - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-rosebuds.html
This panel was so much fun! I love that precious little stamp! Karen doesn't currently have them in her store, but keep checking back. I used Copic pens to color the image. I accented the image by adding Kindyglitz in yellow, orange, light green, dark green. I used a cyan piece of glittered cardstock for the background and cut it with one of my dies. The stamp is from my stash. I chose to use my Nesties dies and cut a scalloped background in a royal blue glittered cardstock.
On this panel, I used lovely aqua pearls from Hooked on Craft. I also used red Kindyglitz for the cherry nestled inside the whipped cream which I emphasized by using a texture paste. I stamped the sentiment and then backed it on the royal blue glittered cardstock.
On the back of the card, I used the following items from Hooked on Craft:
aqua pearls - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/embellishments/self-adhesive-pearls.html
bear charm - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/embellishments/metal-charms.html
bud and bow ribbon - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/ribbon/bud-and-bow-ribbon.html
Here are photos of the back panels:
I would like to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #21 - Use the color blue
Challenge Up Your Life#60 ends 1/20 - Bingo (flowers, buttons, sparkle)
One Stop Craft Challenge #164 ends 1/13 - Bingo (Pearls, die cuts, buttons
Tilda Goes Bananas Over You
Oh, I had so much fun with this card! When I first saw this stamp, I thought it was hilarious and maybe very hard with which to work. However, it was a fun stamp to use and I had a riot with it. My husband was doing a little rhumba every time I called him in to get his opinion! Too funny! I wanted to keep the card bright and cheery. Here she is:
Tilda has been colored with Copics. The flowers are felt. I added some Kindyglitz to the purple grapes on her hat and a couple of the red beads on her necklace - just to add some sparkle. The sentiment is elevated on pop dots. I used deep red pearls on the sentiment and the image mat. There is machine stitching on each mat as well. I added a double layered flower to her dress and placed a yellow rhinestone in the center.
The inside is just as bright and cheerful. Here it is:
On the inside, I repeated the use of felt flowers and machine stitching. I stitched the buttons and added ribbon. I couldn't resist adding a banana!
I hope you liked my cards. I love how they turned out. Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you will take a second and leave a comment for me, please! I love reading what you write.
I would like to enter the Tilda card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint ends 1/14 - Inspired by Something Old (and in my case, it's Chiquita Banana which began in 1944)
Penny Black & More 1/31 - Love/Hearts