Friday, March 27, 2015

A Special Fold Anniversary Card

Good morning, Friends!
The past few days I've been working on a card with an unusual fold...simple, but one I'd never seen before! What fun to give it a try! I saw it on the SweetStamps blog...its the challenge this week. It is called a Quarter Fold card. You close it up just like you would a box  by tucking in the last flap under the first layer.


I love to use the old fashioned gentleman and lady for anniversary cards...they make such a quaint couple! SO proper and elegant! Here are the items I used on the card front 4 panels:
Stamps: from SweetStamps- "Gentleman Joe", "Margery", "Italian Handwriting", "Parisienne Collage"
from StampingScrapping- "Congratulations" set, "Rose Fleur de Lis" set
from Sandylion- "Are we there yet?" set
Inks- Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo" & "Tea Dye"
Stickles glitter glue "Star Dust"
Pizzazz Aplenty flatback pearls in white
Alcohol markers, cs and various embellishments from my stash
and what you can't tell, of course, is that I used my new favorite acrylic blocks for stamping!
They are from Fun Stampers Journey where I am now a Coach! If you'd like to learn more about FSJ please look at my side bar and/or check out my very own FSJ website: www.FunStampersJourney.com/335 


On the inside I used:
Stamps- SweetStamps "Rose Corner" again
Inkadinkado "Love & Friendship" set
Stampin' Up "Ever After"
Verve "Love the Lord" Bible verse
(unbranded) "Love"
the same inks and markers
Die- Die-namics "Flourish"
Stickles and embellishments again

Here are the challenges I will be entering this one in:
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - #214 Quarter Fold Card
http://www.vintagejourney.com - March "Anything Tim" (I love using the TH Distress inks...so vintagey, irregular and full of character!)
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com - #82 Anything Goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk - #1 Anything Goes
http://hambochallenges.blogspot.com - March: FOLDS

13 comments:

Jeannie said...

Wow! This is really cool and a fold that I have not seen before. LOVE it ~ Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

Jeannie T.

mypurplehouse said...

Very well done and a great take on the Hoedown Challenge at Hambo Stamps - love the vintage look!! Thanks for joining us this month!
lyn

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Oh my goodness... this is just BEAUTIFUL... Love the vintage touch of the entire card.. along with those awesome SweetStamps image!!! Thanks for trying out the technique with us this week at SweetStamps.

Denise said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us at SweetStamps.com. Please come and play again next week!!
Crafty Hugs!!

Donna K said...

This is so lovely!! Your design is so pretty. Gentleman Joe is one of my favorite SS stamps! Thank you for joining our quarter fold challenge! Have a lovely day!

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a beautiful card, I love the soft colors, the wonderful embellishments and how our old fashioned people look in your design. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous- as always! Love the images and your colors- love it all! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps for the challenge!

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a beautiful card! So very pretty and elegant! Lovely job! Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com!!

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Monica Edwards said...

Love the desing on this thanks so much for joining us at Sweetstamps.cpm be sure to check next weeks challenge!!

Terry said...

Love the design on your folded card! All the stamped images look wonderful with touches of pink! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

Juliz Design Post said...

Love the soft muted tones with great stamping. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
Julie x

crafty-stamper said...

never seen this fold in a card before-love the vintage images and neutral colours-Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge at Simply Papercraft
Carol DT x