Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday

Arielle, of Wax Fruit Company, recently had a "sneak peak" contest on her blog for one of her new images. What that means, is that she posts a small part of an image for you to try to guess what it is. All of the names of the people that guess right are put together and a random draw is done for a winner. That person receives the image! Pretty easy challenge right? Well this time no one got what the image was right lol. So being the kind person that she is, Arielle has given us another chance at winning that fantastic image of hers ( by the way, it was a dogwood lol.) All we had to do was make a card using any image of hers and post it in a section called I'd love to see Your creations. Now that in itself was such an easy challenge. What made it even better is Nana Vic's newest challenge! Now if you read my post from Friday, you will know that Vickie, of Nana Vic's, has released her newest Vickie Quickie. This time we were able to choose an image from her store to work with. That's right...we got to chose any image from her store that we wanted!!! She is making this offer available until Friday March 25th. The only thing that she asks is that you do not take an image unless you have every intention of making something for the challenge. So here we have 2 wonderfully easy challenges to choose from. Well, I chose both! I decided to use some of Vickie's Birthday word art with a recent sneak peak challenge that I had won from Arielle. The image is a beautiful camilia. So I got online and searched for an idea of what to do for a style of card. I found what looked like a really interesting design, it's called a triangle tri-fold card. You can find the instructions for it here. So I cut the paper for this triangle tri-fold card, only to realize that this card is really small. It measured 31/2 by 31/2 I'm thinking, Oh man, this is just too small (serves me right for doing it late at night lol). So I grabbed some more paper and started over. I used a 12x12 sheet of paper and cut it into a 4x12 piece. I then scored it at 4, and 8 inches. That gave me 3 4 inch squares. I then cut a piece of cardstock at 31/2 x 31/2. That gave me my square to cut into 2 triangle shapes. Everything else was the same. I choose pink and purple as my color palette because of the wonderful dp that I had found for this card.

I used Nana Vic's Birthday Sentiment ticket from her Birthday 2 Word Art to hold it closed. I put it onto 2 dimensionals on the left side, with space left in between the dimensionals to feed the ribbon through. Then I opened it up and added Arielle's gorgeous Camilia flower. I printed it onto a very pale pink cs (that matches the cs on the front that I embossed) and then mounted it onto purple cs and mounted that to the tri-fold card.
So there we go, my card was done...NOT! I'm looking at this card and thinking that it still needed something. It's not big enough and how does the recipient display it? So I made a 5x5 card to put my little 4x4 triangle tri-fold card onto. And of course the card needed a beautiful sentiment to go in it. Luckily I had a wonderful one from Nana Vic's.
So I printed this wonderful sentiment onto white cs and then mounted it onto the pale pink and purple cardstock.


Uncolored Flower Image: Wax Fruit Company
Sentiments Front and inside: Nana Vic's 
DP: Pink and Purple and Pink on the inside - From my stash
CS: SU Melon Mambo (base), Purple and pink cs - Recollections from Michaels 
Flowers - Portafolia
Ribbon - from my stash
Flat back pearls and rhinestones - Recollections

Other Challenges entered:

Crafty Ann's - Spring
Mami Doodles - Spring
Stampin with the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Brads, Gems or Pearls
Scrapbook Sisters - Challenge #27 - Spring Flowers
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 3 of Something (Three layers of paper and 1 pink pearl in 3 corners)


Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous card Charlene and I really enjoyed reading about your creative process. Thank you for sharing both with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Nightowl said...

Ok you lost me when you said you grabbed a 12 x 12 piece of paper *Laughs* but I'm sure I'd make sense out of it by reading through the tutorial that you shared. The card really is a work of layering art. So many folds and faces to admire, with each section beautifully decorated. I liked your story to go with it and makes your card extra special to read about it. Lov'n your creative talents that inspire me. *Hugs*

Sara I. said...

This is so gorgeous Char! Starting with the front of the card - I just love all the papers and especially the embossing - just gives it an elegant feel! Beautiful flowers you chose to accent it (the bling is perfect!) and I love the ticket on the front - how you matted it and all those pearls! Then you look inside and see that fabulously colored camelia - I love the colors and the shading - looks so real! This card is nothing short of Wonderful!!

Mami Doodles said...

Beautiful! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and the image and coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

Anonymous said...

Beyond beautiful card. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

...just Barbara said...

Dropping by to check out your project! Thanks for playing along in the "Brads, Gems & Pearls" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. :D

PresentStorm said...

Chart- you are so good at the fancy folds. I want to be you when I grow up. I wish I was brave enough to even try one. You always amaze me with that. This is so pretty. I love the way you did the bling coming off the flower. I usually do not like pink and purple together but you did it very well.

Marlene said...

Very beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed the freebie!

Brenda said...

Wow Charlene, what an amazing fancy fold card!! Gorgeous!

Ellis said...

Beauitful card you made, love the fold!
Hugs, Elenor

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