Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nature Multi Fold Card

The card I am sharing today is one I have been wanting to make for a while.   Since we are having an in-house contest to create projects with "unusual folds” I decided now would be a good time to try it.

Nature is another one of the new sets just release by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  With the great variety of images and sentiments in this new set, it works perfectly with this multi fold card.

For the base card I started with an 8 ½” x 11” piece of white cardstock. I scored down the center lengthwise and then scored at 2 ¾” from each of the 8 ½” sides.  I cut out the two side rectangles created by the score marks on the top half only and trimmed off ¼” along the top of the remaining flap before using a border punch to create a decorative edge.

I used a mixture of light yellow, green, and three different coordinating decorative cardstocks from Basic Grey to create layers to decorate the outside of the top flap, the two remaining side flaps, and the inside middle of the card. 

The images I used are Mushroom Patch, Nature's Dragonfly, and Nature's Butterfly.  I stamped them with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, color them with alcohol markers, and cut them out.  Using a glue pen, I added Fascination Glitter, Imagination Glitter, Parisian Mist Glitter, Priceless Peacock Glitter, and Sunny Daze Glitter to various areas of the images.

The mini card on the front has the word Nature and the cut out dragonfly on the front and the sentiment from the Simply Beautiful Set and the dragonfly image on the inside. 

I added the cut out Mushroom Patch on the opened top flap and two border strips, created by by running a strip of cardstock down the center of 1/4" DoubleSided "Tear-ific Tape” and adding Parisian Mist Glitter to revealed edges.

I used a light yellow lace rectangle die cut and another mini card inside the card.  Simply Beautiful is stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and the cut out butterfly is added to the front. 

Inside I stamped Enjoy The Moment, along with the butterfly and dragonfly.

Head to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for more details on this card.  Complete directions to make this card will be in the Gallery soon.

The month of July is flying by so don’t forget about our Sketch Challenge that ends July 31st and our Design Team Call, ending July 27, 2012.  Check back on Tuesday for April’s latest Technique Tuesday and Aug 2-3 will be Our Furry Friends Blog Hop.

Try to stay cool this week!!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #73 – Things With Wings (Used Origins Hot Stone and Brown Sugar Scrub; Oxford Finishing School)
Marianne’s Design Divas Challenge #12 - Anything goes (Used Lacy Rectangle Craftable and Frame and Swirls Creatable)
Crafts and Me Challenge #93 – R’n B/Ribbon and a Bow
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #112- Things with Wings
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #173 – To DIE For
Stamp With Fun Challenge #1 71 – Lace Doily
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #141 – Leaf It In


Suzanne Brookfield said...

WOW..what a stunning and clever card. Those images are beautiful. Thank you for entering the Marianne Design Divas challenge this month. Good luck! Suzanne :)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

PS....I should have wished you luck also in the DT application....Suzanne :)

Karalee Ingram said...

Wow Marie, this is just about the most gorgeous card I've ever seen.

Sandra H said...

Marie, Your card is just so beautiful and great tutorial,x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card hun i love the style pretty image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and M<e this week. luv gina xx

Brenda said...

Love the folds and all the hidden delights

Hazel said...

Hi Marie

I don't know what to say - I'm blown away by your card - its fantastic.

So much time and effort has gone into it - its wonderful.

Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Cathy said...

Simply stunning, and that Origins dp is some of my favourite. Thank you for joining in the Basic Grey challenge this time.
Cathy xx

namabear said...

luv the card fold Im going to try it next week and the dragon fly is cool.