Monday, August 30, 2010

A Fancy Fold Card and Tutorial

Welcome here!! This post is jam packed full of information, so grab your coffee, put a video on for the little ones:), and lets get started!
It's Heart 2 Heart Challenge time!!
AND, I'm showing off some NEW CTMH products that will be available to you Sept. 1st. (You can view the new catalogue online on my site HERE, Sept. 1st)
Okay...the challenge this week on H2H is Fun Folds. Create a project that includes a fun fold...easy right?!! The difficult part is choosing what fun one you want to do...there are so many to choose from, lol!
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
Here's the card I created for the challenge. So, "Where's the fun fold?" you ask. Well, I'm not gonna tell ya.....just yet that is:) First I want to introduce a new CTMH stamp set - Circle of Love, it includes this beautiful peacock, flourishes and feather, and as you can see, it fits on a standard card size. The patterned paper is from a new Level 2 pack called Magnifique. Gorgeous papers, a must have!! It uses some of the new colours CTMH is releasing. The new colours being introduced are: Gypsy, Pacifica, Sunset, Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Pear, Sky and Smoothie. (The colours retiring are: Clover Meadow, Hydrangea, Orange, Star Spangled Blue, Bubblegum, Citrus Leaf, Ocean, and Watermelon...all are Summer colours)
I added Prisma Glitter to the peacock to give it that sheen...and sometimes less is more...I added it to the feathers, and to where the light would bounce off.
Drumroll's the fun fold, on the inside:)
The saying I used is from another new stamp set being released, The Present.
And since I couldn't decide which shape I wanted to use, I made 3 cards with the Labels 4, and 3 cards with Labels 3 ('cause you know me, most the time I make at least 6 cards at a time).
I love how the light illuminates the saying.
Here's a top view of the mechanics of the card.

Fun Fold Tutorial

Step 2 is if you would like a mat for the piece that will frame your sentiment/image.
*Don't forget*: Your mat is one size SMALLER than the frame piece.

The first set of peacocks I stamped by sponge daubing ink onto sections of the stamp, and then stamping on CS.

"The first set?" you say. Yep, I went to bed satisfied with the peacocks I stamped...they're very nice, I will use them somewhere...but I when I woke up, I didn't like how they looked on the card. So I tried another method...adding ink with my CTMH Blending Pen.
Recipe: CTMH PP-Magnifique, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Sky & Lagoon, CTMH Ink-Pacifica, Pear, Sky, Lagoon & Black, CTMH SS-Circle of Love & The Present, Nestabilities-Big Scalloped Ovals, Fancy Tags & Labels 4/Labels 3, Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop & Woodland Branch Border Punches, Pearls, Rhinestones, Prisma Glitter, Foam Squares.
Phew, I haven't typed this much in a long time. I hope you enjoyed the information I shared with you today...lots to take in, new product, techniques, and a tutorial.
Be sure to check out what the other members of the DT did for Fun Folds! You can click on their links in my sidebar, or you can pop over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog. Be sure to join us and post your Fun Fold projects too!!!


Views From My Scraproom... said...

Love your card. I haven't done much with my peacock stamp but your card has inspired me to do more. Thanks.

judyanderson said...

I'm ordering the peacock stamp on the first. I think it is one of there more beautiful designs and the best of what I have seen of peacock stamps.
You did the stamp justice.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Awesome card!

Katy said...

GORGEOUS, Deneen!!! I just might have to try this!

Jayma Malme said...

Wow, Deneen, you blew this challenge out of the water!! I love how much more rich the peacock looks on your second set. I made my first peacock card using the sponging technique, and I agree, it didn't give the pop I was looking for. Gonna have to try your blending pen technique. LOVE the card, and thanks for the tutorial. Gonna have to try it!

Leslie said...

WOW, this whole card and tut is fantastic. I guess I should say ALL the cards, huh? I love how dark you got the peacock. I have not been able to do that. You say you used the blending pen????? How?????

Love it, love i,t love it.

Nalazoo said...

Deneen - this peacock card is AWESOME! I love the coloring on it, the prisam glitter, just everything about it is perfect...and how you showcased it on the card - stunning!

LeroyLime said...

loved your card and fancy fold...I cased your fold and am linking back to you on Tuesday over at Hand Stamped Sentiments...thanks!

ladymaq said...

Just saw your card i have been working on a similar theme but i love the peacock stamp. Nit sure where i can get a hold of one but I'm on the look out after seeing your fabulous card.


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