Thursday, February 1, 2018

Flowers, Lace and Things with Wings


Welcome

It seems as though I have lots of 7th birthdays at the moment - in May I will start the next round as the first one turns eight years old...


I had made a card for an order using this fold, so decided to make another with the other half of the sheet of cardstock.

I started this card by making the folds and then adding the background paper to the side of the folds that will be showing, and then I adhered some paper lace to the top border -  both sides are seen as the card folds,  so I put two layers on, which then also solves the problem of the sticky back :)


The sentiment was embossed in Denim EP on the front panel


To each panel of paper I added Kindy Glitz to the flowers, and stamped a ladybug and added sparkle with Kindy Glitz to that too.


On the largest panel I also stamped some butterflies and glittered them.  
The stamps were from an old Stampin' Up set called Garden Whimsy, and I coloured and stamped them using markers. For the butterflies I used a fine mist before stamping to give a watercoloured effect. 

The plain coloured panel is for the sender to write their message on, and because of the folds, it is hidden from view when the card is displayed.


The final detail was the die cut digit, which was cut from purple sparkle card (although it shows more blue here) and a wee bow in purple ribbon.

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36 comments:

Gerrina said...

I like the shape of your card and it looks so bright and festive! Think that this one will bring a smile... Hugs, Gerrina

MiamiKel said...

Wow! Such a pretty card and I love the colors and scallop! 💜

Dr Sonia S V said...

SO cool this is Maxine...I love fancy fold cards and yours caught my eye...the lacy border showcases the design to even more glorious effect!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love this fancy fold. Your card is so cute, too!

stampingbowd said...

This is such a fun card design! I still haven't tried this fold. I love the sparkle and beautiful border! Love the patterned paper!

Ellibelle said...

This is gorgeous Maxine. Loving that border at the top of the card, and such pretty stamps!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is a clever folded card format and I really love the charming design you have chosen! The lace border is precious and makes is very special!
oxo Susi

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. I love the design and the sweet flowers and ladybird.

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card with a clever fold, which is so effective. Love the bling and those cute lady birds x

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

What an awesome design Maxine! This is such a pretty fold and the edges and paper are gorgeous together. Fabulous design! Hugs, Autumn

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! I haven't tried this fold yet...but You have inspired me to give it a try!

Hetty said...

Beautiful folded birthday card, maxine.

Lovely Linda said...

Very pretty Maxine - and suitable for any age! Love the edging too! Nice to see you enjoying your Studio time! xo

Bonnie said...

I love this fun fold, Maxine! That butterfly is amazing! Love it!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful fold and gorgeous card Maxine, lovely butterfly.xx [aNNie]

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Maxine. Such a sweet card. Love the fancy folds

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Maxine.Love the shape, the butterfly and the DP.Enjoy your weekend.

Gr,Sylvia

mamapez5 said...

This is very pretty maxine. What a good idea to make a second one rather than have an awkward piece of car to use up. I love the 'watercolour' butterfly. You were very clever to match up the two sides of lace so perfectly. Kate x

MaryH said...

Love the folds and lace detail on this pretty card. Perfect design paper to add interest and the sparkle centers on the flowers. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

Wow, excellent work on your cool fold card, Maxine! I love the pretty elements of paper and border!! Hugs, Darnell

sharon said...

Maxine your card is fabulous, I do love the laced edge and I adore that Ladybug.
Have a wonderful weekend.
hugs
sharon :)

Patsy Long said...

A beautiful folded card and your papers are just lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Hope to see you again.
Patsy - DT

karto_flana said...

Sweet design, I like it verry much :) Hugs Ella DT Creative Moments

Mia said...

Wow Maxine!!!!!!!!!!! What a beauty!!!! I love the shape of your card and the gorgeous flowers! Kisses, my friend.

Marja's kaarten said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at the challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Marja DT.

Helma said...

What a beautiful card you made. I love the colors. Thanks for joining the challenge. Greetings Helma Creative Moments

Loll said...

The fold of this card is so pretty with the border on top. Love the stamped images you've added to the patterned paper, especially those sparkly butterflies. xx

Miapuh said...

Beautiful.
Thanks for entering Creative Moments Challenge. Hope You join our next challenge
hugs MiaPuh
DT Creative Moments

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous zig zag card, love all the details.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in The Crafty Addicts Challenge this time and good luck :)

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Lovely creation, I really like this fold you made. Such pretty sparkle too. Thanks so much for playing in our Birthday Challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:) Audrey DT

Fran said...

I love the card design and how it is folded. Such a pretty card for 7 year old. Hugs, Fran

Monica said...

What an unusual card. So pretty and I am sure it would be well received. The folds make it so special.

Love,

Monica

Monika Reeck said...

that border is adorable Maxine and love the flowers and the bugs
sweet folder sweet card
and I love the shiny butterfly too
great made Maxine
hugs
Monika

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
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