Saturday, July 7, 2007

Joy Fold Challenge

Sometimes I just can't make a decent card no matter what I try! When that happens, a great way to jump start my creativity is to try a challenge. Most often, I go to the challenges on SCS. They have a different challenge every day of the week. This card is a sketch challenge from Beate's blog (link at right). It's called a Joy Fold card, and the first one I saw was by 11Valerie11 (link to her blog is also at right). I've never made one but always wanted to, so today was the day. The card has 2 flaps of different sizes facing each other. Here's a picture of how it opens.

I got the color combo from SU's new In Color Color Combo sheet. It was supposed to have Old Olive also, but I just couldn't work it in. The teal layer is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4, the white layer is 5 1/4 X 4. The patterned paper layer is 5 1/4 X 4, scored at 2 1/4. I punched the slit through both layers and then adhered the short flap behind the white. The white layer is stamped with a doodle in Soft Sky. I thought it gave a mirror image to the paper. The lavender layer is 3 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/2 with the shorter end on the outside. I stamped the smaller flower from Doodle This on the 3 colors of cardstock with StazOn then colored areas in with the gel pen. (Got that idea from the new catalog!) The fiber is dyed with Soft Sky ink.

Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Doodle This, Polka Dots & Paisley; Paper: Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Taken with Teal, Soft Sky, Soft Sky Prints Designer; Ink: Jet black StazOn, Soft Sky, Taken with Teal; Accessories: slit punch, Bella fiber, white gel pen

My mom had trouble picturing how the card went together, so here's a picture of the inside fully open. The smaller part of the patterned paper is adhered to the back of the white piece. Let me know if you have any more questions!


Pat Hardeman said...

Liked the card very much but would have to see it to be able to understand how to make it.

Theresa said...

I really enjoyed this challenge. It was the first time I had done one of Beate's challenges!

PS. You've been tagged! :o)