Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Top Tip Tuesday Tri-Fold Type Card

Happy New Year!! Welcome here for another year of (hopefully) inspiring creations:)

It's time for a Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! It's another Anything Goes, gotta love those, and it's Tipper Week, so be sure to head over to TTT to see some great Tips by the DT. (Or you can check out their blogs, their links are in my sidebar.)

A new feature at TTT is that the Challenges will run for 2 weeks! That gives you plenty of time to join in.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

My card is a Tri-Fold type of card. When I was designing it, I thought the doily edge looked like a flap, so I decided to design the card around it being a flap. You can see what I mean in the photos below. I want to thank Stamp Fairy for the image I used, she's super sweet and is called Molly Throughout the Year December.


Simon Says Stamp - $20 Gift Voucher for their store

Stamp Fairy - $10 Gift Certificate to use in their store

Crimson Cloud - 3 packs of Die Cuts

Now for more photos of my Trifold card. I cut out 2 doily edges and glued the one inside the card first. Because it is perfectly symmetrical, I was able to line up the edge, and holes, and glue the other doily on the outside.

Here's the card fully open.
Recipe: Stamp Fairy-DigiStamp Molly Throughout The Year December, CTMH SS-Pair-a-Phrase, For Every Occasion & Card Commentary, Flourishes Stamps-Tag Lines, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Light & Dark Pink Textured CS, PP-My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two, CTMH Ink-Black, Distress Inks-Aged Mahogany & Antique Linen, Pearls, Rhinestone, Foam Squares, Michaels Celebrate It Ribbon, Martha Stewart Swirling Lace Corner Punch, Nestabilities-Fancy Labels & Labels 14, Papertrey Ink-Edgers #2 Collection,Wilton 4" Doily, Copics (see below).

Here's a close-up of Molly. Because the card had lots of pink already I pulled the green from the patterned paper to colour her dress.

Copics Used:
Skin-E00, E000, YR00, R02
Hair-E13, E08, E19, 0
Dress-G40, G21, G24
Socks-YR30, Y32
Headband-YR30, YR31, Y32

My Top Tip for you:
Don't forget the little details, they can take your card from nice to stunning. Pearls and rhinestones are great for this, and even adding foam squares behind your image adds a little pizzaz! I should have taken a picture of the card without the pearls to show you a before and after.

If you want a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to link your creation at Top Tip Tuesday!

Challenges Entered:
Simply Create Too - Shape It Up
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Timeless Tuesday #150 - Trifold Card


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Deneen, Love that fact that its a Trifold and love the little bike inside and all the little pearls too!, hug me x

Leanne said...

Deneen, this is absolutely stunning! I really love the colours that you have chosen for this too - gorgeous!

Leanne xx

Annette said...

Deneen I love your card. The fold is fab and your colouring is so pretty. You've made Molly look lovely. Thanks for sharing. Annette xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Super SWEET!~

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Beautiful details Deneen! :)

ike said...

Gorgeous card - very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too :-)
Ike xx

Victoria said...

Hi Deneen, thanks for your kind words over on my blog :) Your trifold card is gorgeous. I love the dark red/pink of the base and the doily is so pretty.

Jenny said...

A lovely card using a very cute image and finished perfectly with all the punched detail.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Marie said...

Beautiful card, Deneen. The image is so cute. Love the doily flap. So unique.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Hi Deneen! Your card is beautiful...the colouring is gorgeous! Thanks so much for leaving a post on my blog - I have just started and it means a lot :) I am now following your blog!

Silke Ledlow said...

Over the top cuteness!!! What a sweet card Deneen! Thank you so much for playing the FTTC with us...hugs ~S~

Cheryl said...

Sweet! I love the doily flap and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Flourishes Timeless Tuesday! ~Hugs, Cheryl


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