Monday, 2 October 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #197 - Fancy Folds

Hello lovely visitors and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are having a wonderful day.

There's a new Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and I am happy to tell you that it's my turn to play Host!
The Theme is Fancy Folds and this particular Challenge is for cards only. 

I wasn't sure what type of card to make for this Challenge.  Thought about Step cards and Easel cards but they weren't really what I wanted to do.  Then I saw a card on Pinterest that piqued my interest .. an Upright Z Fold card .. I had never made one of these so I thought, 'That's what I'll do.  Something new and different.'    Well, for me anyway.

The papers are a mix of Maja and Kaisercraft.  I seem to be using them a lot lately but they do go so very well together.
I still had quite a bit of Autumn coloured bits and pieces on my work bench left over from the last Challenge (yep!!  afraid I haven't really been very particular about cleaning up my Craft room) so decided to use some of them.

The flowers are available at Megs Garden.  They were a creamy white and I altered them with sprays made from watered down acrylic paint.  I always make sure to wet the flowers with water first and then the colour soaks in really well.
The leaves were cut from Maja papers with a Cheery Lynn die.
Had to add some prills of course, with some micro beads mixed in, and I also added some gesso highlights to the flowers and leaves along with a few splats on the base.
 This is another first for me.  The bit of 'lace' was made with a mould and Acrylic Gap Filler.  It is a little fiddly but quite easy to do and looks pretty good, I reckon! 
When you start to open it right out, this card is fairly long ..
 .. and a bit difficult to photograph but I managed to get it in one shot.
 Easy to see how it stands up here.  I used a gem brad to anchor it.

It was fun to make and, although I probably won't use this style a lot, I might make some of my Christmas cards like this.

Update:  I have just found out that it was Berit Rosenfeldt who first created this fold.  Thank you Berit .. it is awesome!!   Unfortunately I cannot find a current blog of hers to link to but HERE is a video of the original cards.  I'm afraid it's in Danish but the cards are gorgeous!! 

Well, I hope I have given you some inspiration to try a new style of card and to join in with our Challenge!  For more inspo', pop on over to the Blog and take a look at the wonderful creations by my Teamies and then link up your entry.  Please read our rules and take note of the 15 Challenge limit.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #197 - Fancy Folds.

Thank you so much for your visit and for leaving me a little love .. I  really appreciate it.
Whatever you plan to do for the rest of your day, do it safe and do it happy!!

Take care and God Bless.
oxox   Marg

18 comments:

  1. Very very nice and elegance card you created!!! Thank you for sharing your fabulous inspiration with us!!! Have a wonderful day:)
    Henry

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  2. Gorgeous and so many lovely touches to it, you do such fantastic work. Love the fold too!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  3. Gorgeous card Margaret and love the fold. Happy crafting, Angela X

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  4. A beautiful elegant card with lovely papers. A very nice shape too. Gorgeous as allways! Marlies

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  5. Beautiful card with lovely flowers!
    Hugs, Caroline

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  6. I have never seen a fold like this, but it really shows the card off beautifully, the papers are lovely and the lace looks very elegant! A really beautiful card! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. This is so awesome Margaret. Your fancy fold looks very sofisticated and the embellies are gorgeous. Hugs Veerle

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  8. Well this is a totally new fold to me and it stands so beautifully with that gorgeous little gem to anchor it. I agree with the mix of Maja and Kaiser - they do play so nicely together. The gap filler lace is a knockout; gosh you come up with some original ideas. Beautiful work. x

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  9. Hi Marg.... this is a fabulous design, totally love the fold, I may have to try this one if you don't mind?! You never fail to please dear lady

    June x

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  10. I love your arrangement! So pretty against the patterned paper. A beautiful fold and beautiful creation. (PS. Congrats on winning an Eileen Hull die in the recent giveaway! - you are on a roll!) Hugs, Autumn

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  11. I "invented" this card fold back in july 2016, and it is funny to see it going around the world... First in Denmark, then scandinavia and now further... .. take a look on the original video: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=84ui8a_X7Ts

    Thanks
    Berit Rosenfeldt...

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  12. what a gorgeous card..love all the elegant details you put together so well.
    tfs,
    Karen

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  13. Hi Marg! Do you know you always inspire me with your cards! I love how you create them... they may seem simple to others, but I know what goes into making a card and you always have the end result as something beautiful.. I love this one.. love the colors you have put together and love the way it stands like that.. I hope October is being kind to you, we have had some beautiful rain and some relief from the heat we had been having.. so a good week so far...

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  14. A really lovely set of flowers and I'm loving the fold. I must give it a try sometime.
    Mary your team member

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  15. Hello, my friend!! I'm so happy to be back and visiting your blog to see the gorgeous projects I've missed while I was away!! Wow, this is stunning!! I love the fold and the gorgeous flowers!! It's so beautiful!! Love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. Hi Margaret..what a beautiful card you have created. I love the fold and stunning florals...a real treasure for sure.
    I am now your newest follower

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  17. Margaret, what a fabulous design, both from a technical and artistic view! I adore those papers and flowers/prills and your molded piece is so unique! I bet you get hooked on those! I love making paper clay pieces, but this one is brilliant! Looks like I've got a good amount of catching up to do. Hope to get to comment on at least a few of your lovely posts that I've missed! Hugs!

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  18. Wow Margaret, this is simply genius! I have never seen a layout like this and I have to say it is one of the most creative fancy folded cards that I have seen! I love the colour palette, the combination of warm oranges and cool blues creates a wonderful feeling of crisp autumn day! The papers are lovely and the floral arrangement is just gorgeous! Loving the bling you used for the bottom panel, and it has a function which adds to the amazingness of it! LOVE LOVE LOVE your creativity!! sending hugs :)

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