Wednesday 19 October 2011

Folded Dorthy

Hello, I'd like to share my first folded card with you today.  I've never gone away from the traditional before so this was really fun for me!  I was challenged by Sentimetal Sundays to make a card with folds in it.  This is what I've come up with.

I just love how my folded Dorthy card came together.  I coloured the sweet Dorthy image by Stretch N' Bubbles with coloured pencils and baby oil.  Then matted her on two colours of cardstock.  I used some lovely papers from ATD, fun ribbon from Multicraft Imports, and three glittered flowers from Forever in Time's Floral Embellishments.  I cut the card out so that the fold opens to the side instead of the middle so it would showcase the lovely ribbon tie on the inside of the one fold.  For the sentiment ( From TLC), I decided to make it the focal point of the inside instead of leaving room to write.  I glued the sentiment on some pink cardstock, inked the edges a bit with my pink Color Box ink pad, then distressed the cardstock edges.  I left the whole left inside space for personal notes.  Once everything was in place on the card, I attatched my "Dorthy" to the card with some Fiskars pop up glue dots so she fit nicely over the ribbon.   
( Someone asked me how I distressed and to tell you the truth it's so easy.  A wonderful crafty designer I know showed me how to just scratch the edge of the paper with my finger nail.  Well, I started to get a cramp right away - yes pathetic I know- so I reached for the first straight edge I could find.  My scissors- so I just scrap away at the edge of the paper with my scissors until I like the look of it. )
I am entering this card in Sentimental Sundays - Fancy Folds challenge


Nancy said...

Your first folded card is beautiful, Jennifer! What an adorable image that is and the sentiment is so sweet! The colours you've used are so bright and cheerful and the trim is just gorgeous! Very nicely done! :o)

Anonymous said...

Really adorable creation!! Love your coloring and design on this!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Nice design & colors. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays - Fancy Folds Challenge!

Cindy said...

Jennifer, what a great card!! I love folded cards, I just never make many of them!! I guess I just like seeing everyone elses! ha ha
What an adorable image, and so many great details. thank you for visiting my blog!! Come back again!