Saturday, July 16, 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C96

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.

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!!


Jacqs said...

Maria you are sooo talented. This is absolutely stunning. What a lot of work you put into it !

Vicki G said...

Oh my word! This is AMAZING!!! So romantic and elegant. I am LOVING all your creations Maria.......GORGEOUS



Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow Maria, this is stunning!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh Marie, this is so BEAUTIFUL!!~

Silli said...

Maria, your card is so very pretty, love the fabby image and the glitter, love all the wonderful details..HUGS

Joanne (jojot) said...

an absolutely stunning vintage creation....and with so many personal touches....a true gift of he'art'

Jessie/knightrone said...

So gorgeous!

Lynda Benden said...

This is gorgeous Maria! I love your vintage style, beautiful!

Karen W said...

Drop Dead Gorgeous!!!!

Judy K. said...

Hi Maria,found you on the blogger thread on Etsy. This card is beautiful and so is your blog, love it!
Judy K.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sorry I haven't been visiting your blog lately Maria! I lost all my subscription and had to redo all of them... taking me longer than I thought!
What a pretty card. Love the folds... great colors and embellishments! The decorative pin is just gorgeous!

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