Friday, February 16, 2007

In the Fold

Friday again and time for a new Dare from the DCM. It was Jane's turn to set the challenge for us this week;

"I'm daring you to make a card that has to have more than one fold - so it can be a gate fold card, or a 3 panel card with an aperture or a card with multiple folds OR you can incorporate paper folding on the actual card itself. It can be on any theme. Easy eh ?! Aren't I nice to you all! LOL!"


So off we go to our desks to push some paper around for a while. With a bit of luck and maybe a bit of hair-tearing too, we eventually come up with something we're happy with. The great thing about these dares is that we feel stretched by them, we all try really hard to produce something worth looking at - and usually we manage to come up with cards quite different to each other, even though we all start from the same brief.

It's sometimes a bit tense, waiting for the inspiration to strike, and most weeks at least one of us will be right down to the wire before the light goes on! But more than anything it's FUN and I hope that comes over on our personal blogs - I really love doing these dares, and I love seeing what the team come up with, and then how all those who visit the blog and go off to make cards to show us.

The cards on the blog are fantastic, so much variety and so many different interpretations of Jane's instructions, please go and have a look here - I think you'll like what you see and be inspired to have a go yourself.

So here we go with my own card for this week. I used the same sort of tri-fold that I used a couple of weeks ago on the "Through the Window" dare, but this time made some layered flowers to fix on each crease in the card. I probably should have added a greeting of some sort, but to be honest I couldn't decide where to stick it!

The papers for the flower petals and the backing strips are from a Making Memories "Simply Fabulous" 6x6 pad and also from a Doodlebug "Colour Co-ordinates" 12x12 pack. The mulberry flowers all came from my stash - though I had to ink the purple pointy one to get the colour I wanted.
The paper petals are made with a heart punch, athe QK oval tag die, or just from a card template I made.
I love the 3d flowers made by Carole Janson, but they'd be a bit tricky to send through the post - so my compromise is to dispense with any padding to get height but to tweak the edges of the petals to get a bit of shape to them.





18 comments:

Scrapbook WithVanilla said...

Stunning! Just adore it!! Love those light colors :)

Lythan said...

That is just so fresh and gorgeous Kathy. Another way of cutting flowers out is to use a flower dingbat font and your craft robo. LMK if you need the name of the font!

Susan said...

These flowers are amazing, Kathy! I love it - you must have spent hours doing this. They are very impressive indeed! I'm going to try making a folded flower for this week, I think....we'll see :0)

iralamija said...

Love this one!!!

Bety

Maisymary's Findings said...

this is an awesome card Kathy - love your layered flowers idea on every fold ! most inspiring !

It's the Chinese New Year upon us & party time ! lol all red & festive we are here .


ttfn, Pearl

Lynne.x said...

This is a beautiful card Kathy. Love all those flowers.

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Kathy, I love the fresh spring colours and the layered flowers are just gorgeous.

Em said...

Completely gorgeous as ever Mrs B - love it.

The colours just blend so well together.

You are a bit good at this card lark aren't you? *wink*

maggie said...

Great card as always Kathy

Frog said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, i love the flowers wgere can i get some of those from?

Andrea xx

Frog said...

Thanks Kathy i will have a look on crafts u love.

Andrea xx

manicstamper said...

Cor Kathy that is fab. I just love the colours.

Keryn Campbell said...

That card is just so fresh and pretty. I guess you know that I just love those colours.

Paula said...

Such an intricate design, I just wouldn't have patience!!!

mamaluke said...

I love the colours and the layered flowers... I too am a fan of caroles. Will have a go experimenting more!

Janine said...

i love that colour combo and the flowers..... I am a sucker for flowers!!

Rachel said...

Hiya Kathy

gorgeous card, I love the colours used.

thanks for the comments on my blog - the paper I used on "Katies" card are from the HOTP girls to woman range (I think) *blush* Ive had it that long I cant remember hehe

Gillian Hamilton said...

Kathy I think this card is just amazing... It's Beautiful... every little detail.. and it's a credit to your craftmanship!