Saturday, February 22, 2014

Plant A Little Love . . .

Happy Weekend Blogging Friends!
I hope the weather in your area is BEAUTIFUL!  
Still a little 'yucky' here in Ohio but hey ... it is only the end of February!

When I saw the challenge at the Bloggers Challenge blog was Fancy Folds,
I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

I received my copy of the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine I was published in last month and the featured card on the front cover really caught my attention.  I knew immediately I wanted to give this card fold a try!  So THIS was today's inspiration!

My card isn't nearly as fancy as the one on the magazine but I think it's an eye catcher.
I was lucky enough to win the challenge over at Classy Cards n Such recently (thanks Beverly) and the prize was this beautiful pink/green tone design paper pack.  Since it too had just come in the mail, of course I had to dive right in and create with it.  
Here's what my card looks like open ...

After making my 6 1/4" x 9" base card, I scored it in half at 4 1/2" ... then scored the front cover in half again at 2 1/4".  Then, I simply ran the folded front panel through my vagabond using one of the Spellbinder Classic Circle dies.  I must admit I made a mistake purposely used the die that was 2 sizes up to cut the designer paper which left a wider 'white space' so that's when I decided to use various pink shades of little Darice flowers to adorn the front panel.

The center floral stamp is an oldie but a goodie from JustRite called 'Plant a Little Love'.  I've probably had this stamp set five or six years and maybe used it once (MY BAD!).  I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for the coloring and since I used various shades of pink on the front ... I did the same when coloring the flower.  I believe this is a hydrangea flower and they do come in a variegated pink shade (I checked on google! LOL)

A few other challenges:
Always Something Creative - Special Card Forms
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Flat Friends Challenge - More and 1 Fold
Scor-Pal Challenge - More than one Score plus flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Once again, I'd like to wish you a FABULOUS weekend!
Filled with fun and laughter!

Papers:  White cs, First Edition paper pack 'Love Letters', Pink cs, SU Pomegranate cs
Accessories:  JustRite 'Plant A Little Love' stamp set, AMuse sentiment stamp, Versafine Onyx ink, Spellbinder Classic Circle dies, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Martha Stewart 'Branch' punch, Martha Stewart '3-in-1 Butterfly' punch, Darice flowers, Cheery Lynn Designs B190 'Sentiment Frame #2' dies, White Opal Liquid Pearls


Barb said...

This is beautiful! I really like the folds framing the flowers.

Jo said...

what a very pretty card ... I love the folding frame!

Sherrie K. said...

GORGEOUS card!! The fold is awesome love the cluster of flowers:) Nice job on this!TFS!
Have a great evening!
Sherrie K

jrmom said...

What a pretty card, I love the folds. And kuddos to you for being horticulturally correct...haha

Katie said...

Fabulous fold and fabulous flowers! I have that stamp and you made perfect use of it.
Thanks for sharing at our Flowers challenge at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal and Good Luck!

Emma Canning said...

Wow I love this design - it's perfect! I love the beautiful colours and flowers too xx Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, Em xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene you did a beautiful job, love the pink! Thanks for the sizes, I'm going to give the card a try. Love what you have done.
Hugs, Pat

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love this fold! And the card too, of course...all those pretty pinks and lovely posies circling the opening...very clever! I want to make one of keep an eye out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Holly Young said...

oh Darlene I really love this - I think it's more eye catching than the one on the magazine cover!

Andree said...

A wonderful card and a great fold.

Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

Diane said...

This is a GORGEOUS unique and pretty!!!! Love the colors, the dies, well everything about it is stunning my friend!!!

Ravengirl said...

So very pretty! I love this, perfect for the the More Than One Score challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the Pinks : ) Thanks for sharing with us at