Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Cuttlebug Spot - Tri-fold Valentine

The themes of this month's Cuttlebug Spot challenges are all different types of card folds, and we're getting started this week with:

'Tri-fold cards'
And, as Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we're asking you to create one with a Valentine's theme.

I wasn't exactly sure what a 'tri-fold' card was...but I was fairly certain that it should have three folds...until I Googled...and found SO many different card shapes all described as 'tri-fold', and very few actually having three folds! They mainly seemed to have three panels, so that's what I went for with my card, simply making my square card base as normal, and then folding the front panel back on itself. The image I've used is an adorable Whiff of Joy stamp called 'Henry Hugging Heart', and I coloured him with watercolour pencils...making him grey (rather than my usual 'mousey' brown) to match the grey card I was planning on using. I added Glossy Accents to the heart, before cutting him out with one of my Nesties. I've kept it really simple...thought it would suit a man better that way! lol 
I used my 'Swiss Dots' folder for all of the embossing, and distressed the edges with my distressing tool.

Here's a view of the card 'open':

I mirrored the layout of the front on the inside, so that the message would be hidden when the card is closed. I used my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet for the lettering, and the heart was cut using the 'Concentric Hearts' die.

For more inspiration....including different 'tri-fold' card shapes, please check out the fabulous samples by my lovely Cuttlebug Spot DT buddies.

I have candy on offer here...if you haven't already entered :0)


d'une grande ouverture d'esprit said...

Wonderful, this cute card.
regards creativemaman

DonnaMundinger said...

AWWW, this is sweet! Love the color scheme and the mouse is adorable! (Mine doesn't have 3 folds, either. LOL) xxD

Jannie said...

O Helen, that moussie!!! he is just toooo cute!!!! This is adorable and as always gorgious and beautifully made!!!

Always a fan!


Curlybear said...

Fab card Helen and there is something on my blog for you,

Hugs Bridget :) x

Kat said...

Lovely card Helen. Love tri-fold cards. Henry mouse is so sweet and I love how you've coloured him.

Kat xx

Donna said...

What a darling card. I love the little mouse image snuggling with the heart! Great card!

flowerdisco said...

your card put a big smile on my face with your little mouses' face...adorable!

~JulieH~ said...

Oh this is adorable Helen! I love the shiny red heart your cute little mouse is holding on so tightly to! Gorgeous card!

Kerry said...

Ah, so cute.

Kim H said...

This card is adorable! The mouse, the heart, the colors and how clean it looks! LOVE IT