Saturday, 19 February 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Fancy Folds

It's Bridget's turn to set the theme of the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week, and she has chosen:

'Fancy Folds'

I've been experimenting with a few different card folds recently, and decided a make a type of gate-fold card...this one has a double fold in the front. I started with a piece of card measuring 12 inches by 5 inches, then scored the card at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches...once folded it measures 4x5 inches.

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

The image I used is 'Rainin' Daisies' by Penny Black, coloured with watercolour pencils, and then cut out using my lacey circles Nesties (available here at the Secret Crafter). I used three different Cuttlebug folders for the embossing: 'Victoria'; 'D'Vine Swirls'; and 'Floral Fantasy' (available here at the Secret Crafter). I cut the flowers using a die from the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet, and then added some adhesive pearls (available here at the Secret Crafter) to their centres.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous creations by my lovely Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge DT buddies.


downrightcrafty said...

This is so petty with all the embossed panels and I really must have another go at one of these cards as my last one was not that good
Kate xx

Curlybear said...

Wow Helen this is a stunner and I love the double gatefold idea,

it is so elegant with all the embossing,

Have a great weekend,
Take care,
Hugs Bridget :) x

Sarah said...

Such an amazing card Helen, so much work has gone into it! I love the embossed panels and how you've got the image hidden inside!
Sarah xx :0)

Claire x said...

This is gorgeous hun and I love the double gatefold and again some fab embossing. Hugs, Claire x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

so so pretty! Love the white on white with just the image coloured

Have a great weekend

Hugs Jane x

Uma said...

sooo pretty, lovely embossing

Kat said...

Stunning card Helen. Love the embossed panels and that sweet PB image.

Kat xx

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...

Hi Helen,

what a great card, so sweet, great job.
Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges,


Chris said...

white, white, white. It looks lovely. that embossing is so dressy.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Sue said...

Hi Helen
a beautiful card, luv the embossing, lovely design, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Kaz said...

WOW another stunning fancy fold card.....Love it!
Kaz xx

Kiki said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love how your card is fold! And the image is sooo cute!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at SAM.

Hugs, Kiki

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful card! love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious!