Monday, May 17, 2010

Get Out Your Scoring Tools - It's "Fancy Folds" Week!


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!

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!

Card Recipe
Thanks so much for stopping in - we'll see you soon!


Jamie said...

susan, this is so stinkin' cute, I just love it. I love how the the branch overlaps from one part of the card to the other and the cutie sitting in the corner. The distressing is just perfect!

Anonymous said...

Susan, this is adorable. The branches really do add a nice touch. Great way to show how to use Edwin too!

HUGS, Kimm

Sylvia said...

Susan, this is amazing! Love how Edwin is sitting on the 'ledge'!!! So cool.. and sweet on the other hand :)
Everything looks just perfect! Great card!!!

Sylvia said...

sorry have to add another thing *lol* : forgot to write about the branch .. this is a wonderful idea.. and it looks gorgeous with the 3D flowers!!!

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