Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mo's Challenge # 48



Fancy Folds & Flowers

Paola has asked that we make cards using unusual folds for Mo's Challenge this week. I tend to stick with the regular A7 card that either folds at the top or the side, so I was excited to have a reason to try something new!

I've had the instructions for this style of stand alone card for over a year, but the tutorial is for a card that will fit an A2  envelope. I don't make small cards any longer, so I had to adapt the instructions to make my 5" x 7" example.


The base was done in two pieces, a left and a right side, each cut 7" x 12"  from 12" x 12" card stock. Each piece was scored at 2 1/2" and 5". I then made a pencil mark on the edge at 3" from the bottom of the 2 1/2" score and cut off a triangle from that mark to the top of the 5"score on each piece.

 The large 5" x 7" rectangles were overlapped and adhered together, and that finished the base.

I hope these directions make sense. I'm hoping that the pictures will give you a better idea of the procedure.

Here's a picture of the back side. I'll be adhering paper with a printed greeting on the large middle panel.




Here's a view from the side.



Images: "Nelly" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment from TLC.

Papers: Bazzill Textured Amethyst, SU! Orchid Opulence and Mauve Mist CS and Kaleidoscope (orange stripe) DP (all retired), Neena Smooth white, Basic Grey DP.
 
Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Crimper, ScorPal, Glue Dots, Tacky Tape

Embellishments: Flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts

So try a new and different fold and enter it in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a sweet image from Mo! Check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team, too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Elaine

7 comments:

Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Elaine!!!. Hugs
Michele x

Dawn B. said...

I have never seen one like this.. What a great looking card.. This was a fun challenge.. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Sheila said...

Elaine it's stunning! what a fab fold never seen this before it's great!
Hugs
Sheila xx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is so clever and the color combination is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the directions!

Wishing you a sunshine day!

Barbara Diane

Jackie said...

This is fabby. love it .. well done you, off to see if I can do it too lol. (doubtful)... brill card hun xx

Cathy said...

Elaine, this is awesome. Love the fold you used, nice to have a card stand pretty. Awesome coloring and colors as always :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card! I love the template and that image is adorable!