Sunday, 27 February 2011

Pile It On! Challenge - Tri-fold Card

The theme of this week's Pile It On! Challenge is:

'Tri-fold Cards'

Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous:


Who are very generously giving a $15 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp store for the lucky winner!

There are many styles of tri-fold card, most of which don't actually have three folds! I've made a 'zig-zag''s a view of the front:

I used an A4 piece of card for the base, folding it to make a DL sized card, trimming the top on the diagonal, then I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch along the top. The papers are from the 'Eskimo Kisses' collection by BasicGrey, and I distressed the edges with my distressing tool, before adding faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The fairy is a Wild Rose Studio stamp, called 'Ella with Flowers', which I coloured with watercolour pencils, adding some sparkle with a Sakura Stardust pen, and 'Ice Crystal' Stickles. The flowers are a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchid Carfts, and the sentiment is a Paper Make Up stamp.

Here are the challenges that I've Piled On!:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous samples by my lovely Pile It On! DT buddies.


Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Helen! love the sweet image and great fold too ~ I love it!

hugs Vicky xx

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Mags said...

What a great card! Lovely colours, and the punched edging is so pretty!

luv, Mags x

downrightcrafty said...

oh love this fold Helen, never tried it but your lovely creation may change that
Hugs Kate x

Squirrel x said...

So gorgeous hun, brilliant! Hugs, Sxx

Regan said...

Very cool tri-fold! Love the colors (pretty designer paper) and the scalloped punch adds a nice touch to the top! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Tracey T said...

This is a fab card, Helen - it's great to see a different shape and I love the colours you have chosen. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

Anna said...

Darling card! Love your little fairy on the inside. Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wednesday.

kramer_buffy said...

oh my... helen it looks so flippin' adorable... love how it looks all closed up and then when it opens is even more gorgeous!!!!

-- dalis
PIO Owner

tiggertastic said...

i love this fold of card, and yours is made so well, love the papers you have used and the image is ever so cute on the last panel

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Ann said...

love this - the folds are fun and the papers just so pretty - match the angel image to a tea.
Ann xxx
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Rita said...

Helen, your card is lovely, so well done too. Hugs Rita xx

Max said...

She's a wee sweetheart - really pretty papers too. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
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Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fabulous Card! Thanks so much for playing along with our Distressing challenge at Corrossive Challenges, and good luCk!