Hello Friends! It's a lovely day today. . .not only is it sunny but it's Crazy 4 Challenges time again. This week Cindy came up with another fabulous challenge!! The challenge is to create a "Joy Fold Card"! I haven't created this card in ages! I just love creating cards with different folds. . .unfortunately, most times I'm always in a rush to finish a card that I don't take the time to explore different ways to create a card! It's actually quite simple to make! Try it out and play along with us this week.
* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
* Silke Kittmann
* Tammy Hershberger
I decided to create a shabby chic card this week. Quite honestly, I'm still learning to create them. I'm rather limited on shabby chic types of embellishments so for now, I have to basically create my own by crocheting flowers, making fabric flowers, and using the lace and trimmings I currently have. I promised myself that I won't buy any new materials using existing money that I have because we're planning another European trip. If I want to buy more stuff, I have to sell my old stuff or stick to using what I already have.
The Joy Fold Card has a smaller inner card that folds over the outer flap to hold it down. It opens up to the smaller inner card and you can write your sentiment inside.
I crochet the scallop style motif using a crochet coaster pattern. . .I have a lot of crochet doily patterns but I haven't sat down to actually work on them. I may start crocheting mini doilies and motifs soon. I just need to find time to fit them in. Crocheting doilies and motifs do take a lot of time especially when using crochet threads. . .it's a lot stitches. I layered the smaller crochet flower over the motif and added a satin rosette.
As for the image, it's an image I found online but I can't remember which site. It's one of the free vintage sites online. . .there are many of them out in Internet land. Just Google vintage images.
I added an eyelet lace, a pink lace over it then added the beads. I used my Unity Stamp sentiment to create the sentiment by stamping it on a designer paper that I cut into the label shape using my Nestabilities die.
I also used my Stampin Up card stock and designer papers. . .I'm trying to be very disciplined and use my Stampin Up designer papers. I have so many of them. I added a bit of glitter to the flowers on the image to jazz it up a little.
To top it off, I stuck a pin that I embellished with beads and stuck it to the crochet motif. That's basically it!
Anyway. . .that's it for today! Be sure to stop by Crazy 4 Challenges and play along with us! Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!!