Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pink and Brown Quatro Fold


I recently took part in a card swap, where the requirements were to make a Quatro Fold card, and to use the colours pink and brown.

I started with a base of off white, and constructed the fold, which is reasonably easy, as long as one does the measurements correctly.... (Don't ask me how I know!)

I decorated the outside panels starting with a  snippet of fairly neutral paper in a sandy colour in opposite corners, and a freebie from Beccy's Place on one

And a sentiment stamped in Espresso ink in the other

In the other opposing corners I used a soft pink snippet of paper and stamped, coloured and fussy cut the a butterfly from Hero Arts (now  discontinued) onto a snippet of white card. -  I layered a fussy cut one over another image stamped directly onto the paper

The flowers are from Kiwistamping, (again stamped on a snippet) coloured with pencils, and they  have micro beads glued the centres.  Both the flowers and butterflies had several coats of  WoS.

I decorated the inside with a fussy cut, slightly smaller black and white copy of the birdhouse, 
All corners were rounded, and all edges sponged with Espresso ink.

I am linking this to:

(Both stamps are so old five years would be the minimum for the butterfly, 
and approx 10 years for the flowers)


  1. Love this Maxine, the colours are lovely and your fold is so interesting. Oh yes, we need to measure correctly otherwise it doesn't turn out...I too know from the the end result.xx[aNNie]

  2. Wow, your quatro fold card looks amazing, Maxine! I don't think I've seen one before. And the pink and soft brown is a lovely combination.

  3. Maxine, this is such an interesting fold... it sure gave you lots of room to add sparkle and beauty!

  4. How lovely Maxine - a great fold and love the colours - thanks for the inspiration my friend xo

  5. Such a lovely card! Love the dimension of the flower centers with microbeads.

  6. Oh Maxine, what a fabulous card and such an unusual fold too! I can bet it needs to be super-precise, and you sure cracked it! Gorgeous design and colours as well.LOVE it.


    Di xx

  7. Maxine, this is so fun!!! I love the fold and I love each of the cute images in the blocks! Fun and cheerful and well, it's pink so you know I love it!! :)

    Thanks so much for commenting on my post! I totally agree with you about what you dream of becoming, it's the same for me. I want to be Brave and fearless in my faith along with joyful and creative! Love and hugs to you and prayers we will both run the race well!!!!

  8. What a great fold! Your elements are placed beautifully. Hugs, Autumn

  9. A very interesting fold Maxine, I love the result

  10. Well done Maxine. That looks like a lot of work to me. You've done well with it though. All the corners are very pretty and of course, they are perfect for the swap criteria. Kate x

  11. Beautiful Maxine. This was a fun card to make. Love your interpretation

  12. I don't need to ask how you know about measuring this card Maxine... been there done that!
    You've done a fantastic job putting it all together, I really like your choice of images and sentiments. Great idea to add the little birdhouse to the inside of the card too. Lovely.

  13. Hi Maxine, a stunning card, I don't think I have seen one like it. Lovely soft colours and pretty stamps used. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  14. Beautiful shape and so great how you filled all the spaces; love these colours! Have a good weekend!

  15. I love, love this card, the images are so beautiful and the way you folded it is very unique and awesome.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  16. Wow Maxine, this is a fabulous card! I've never seen one folded like this but I think I'd like to give it a go and try one.
    It's so pretty... your colour choices are soft and compliment the images perfectly.

  17. Excellent! Beautifully done Maxine. Clever design for a card. Loving it very much.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  18. A wonderful card - unique! The way it is folded looks so very professional!

  19. I've not seen this fold before but I imagine that accuracy is pretty important! Love the distressed look the sponging gives to the card. It creates an almost vintage feel. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

  20. Oh, Maxine - I've just realised that you are a fellow New Zealander, so an extra hello to you! It's always nice to discover another Kiwi in blogland.

  21. Absolutely beautiful Maxine ! I have not done this fold in many many years yours is absolutely beautiful in design and with all those lovely elements !

  22. What an unique card Maxine. You did an awesome job on the entire design. Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combinations. It really is a lovely design you created. Hugs, Fran

  23. This is such a lovely card ! A butterfly, flowers and little bird house are very pretty and beautiful....Thanks for playing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge.
    Love & Hugs
    DT Veana R.

  24. Absolutely stunning. I have never heard of this type of card and I am amazed....great work and thank you for the inspiration x

  25. What an amazing quatro... so sweet. Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
    TTCRD DT: Joi@RR{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  26. Oh love this fold
    and the flower the butterfly and sweet post box I love that element Maxine
    wish I can get this card on my post box
    Oh I have told you I want to send you one of my card
    would you mind mailing me again your address
    my email addy is monik1973(@)yahoo dot com
    or just send in my KONTAKT on my Blog then it will send to me :)

  27. Another stunning card, Maxine. I can't do a duo fold, let alone a quatro fold. Your art blows me away and I love how creative and adventurous you are in your crafting. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your art with us. It's always a treat to stop by and see what you've made. Hope you're having a blessed week.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  28. a very nice card et thank you for your participation on the challenge of cards and more. Margrit

  29. Great project Maxine, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx


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