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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Virginia's Challenge

Virginia is hosting a challenge over on her blog called "Beat the Winter Blue's Challenge" . The key is to have a wow factor and beat the winter blues. I have been wanting to try this folding technique found here .

So I created a card where the wow is just about the folding and unfolding. :) This card was created for someone special and the sentiments were selected because of them.
The front of the card folded looks like this. The ribbon is important, and if I had thought about it more I would have designed a little differently to accommodate the ribbon.



If you don't use the ribbon your card will look like this...

Even with a bone folder and creasing this the folds alone won't keep the card closed.

When opened it looks like this:
The last picture isn't the greatest but I wanted to show what it looks like completely flat.


The card on the Outside the box blog was 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". I wanted to make mine bigger. So I took 2 sheets of ivory card stock and cut them 5 1/2" x 11". I then scored them at 5 1/2". This gives you two 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" cards which I just overlapped the inside of the two cards to make the inside of this card.
Score the front of the cards at the diagonal. This is easy to do because you go from your score line to the corner. Make sure you score one in one direction and the other in the other direction so when you fold them up they meet in the middle on the front of the card.
The rest of the card is about stamping and masking where you do/don't want the patterns to mix. I folded the front of the card and stamped the flowers across both parts of the front. I also stamped my background across the front of the card.

I almost forgot... Tanya asked me to post this little tag she made awhile ago and I am just getting around to it. So here is a tag Tanya created from some of my scraps.

She punched the tree out and then hung it on there and found the snowflake stamp and stamped that too.
Thanks for stopping by... I hope you have a lovely Sunday.
Suzz



28 comments:

  1. How intricate and beautiful is your folding card, Sue! Definitely WOW and may I say!!? Jaw-dropping!! I love how your incorperate the colors and design (and that ribbon! ) into this spectacular card. Thank you SO much for playing the challenge!xoxo PS LOve DARLING Tanya's tag !!

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  2. Definately good enough to beat the winter blues in my book!

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  3. Thats an amazing card Suzz, no wonder Virginia loved it! Tell Tanya her tag 'rocks'! Jo x

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  4. Wow!!!! I love your wow card! Another Sue Masterpiece... just lovely, esquisite and a piece of art.

    Your daughter's tag is a winner! I love the colors and her great 3D tree. She's got some talent that one:)

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  5. Wow Suzz another beauty your cards are always such masterpieces. Love your daughters Tag too great colours.

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  6. Such a beautiful card and love the design. Tanya's tag is wonderful, I see she's inherited your crafting gene.

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  7. So beautiful and exotic, love it! Definitely have your own WOW factor on this card Sue!!

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  8. Your card DEFINITELY has a WOW factor! More great colors! :) Lovely tag, too, so artsy!!!

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  9. Wow, wow and wow again Sue, what an amazing card! Absolutely love it!

    Tanya's tag is gorgeous!I love the way she punched out the tree and has it suspended. The sparkly "Noel" is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing Tanya and Sue!

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  10. Stunning card, Sue!! The stamping and design of the card itself are wonderful! The folding gives it even a whole lot more wow-factor! Amazing!!
    Tanya's tag looks stunning too!! Good job!

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  11. Beautiful card. Soft and subtle colours equals an elegant look.

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  12. Your stamping is the wonderful 'Wow' for me Sue. I love the images you have used and the colouring of those pretty butterflies. The different method of folding adds the extra little bit.

    Tanya's tag is gorgeous too. Love how she hung the Christmas tree.

    Lesley Xx

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  13. WOW! Your card is a stamping masterpiece! Just exquisite!

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  14. Double WOW! A true piece of art--that's what all of your cards are! And tell Tanya her tag is pretty awesome, too! Love the colors and the hanging tree.

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  15. Sue your card is lovely - those colors are great together and the design of the card is fab, love those folds!

    Tanya - great looking tag, you have inherited great card making skills!

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  16. The background on Tanya's tag is delicious! love it!!

    Your card turned out fabulous, don't ya just love it when a plan comes together! Oz

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  17. What a beauty, and a true piece of art! LOVE,LOVE all those beautiful patterns: antique flowers and the lace and the old watercolor flowers - swoon! And blue butterflies, too. Thanks so much for sharing the process - it makes such a special card!

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  18. My Sunday got much lovelier when I visited your blog...lovely, lovely things to look at. Your card is a true masterpiece in every way. Tanya's tag is an engineering marvel, too. Nothing commonplace on your blog today, just beautiful and amazing crafting!

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  19. Certainly has WOW factor Suzz. It is exquisite. Thanks for the instructions as well. Love the lacy background - I have two of the little lacy stamps that HA did a couple of years ago.

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  20. I'm speechless! Totally! FABULOUS!

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  21. wow!!!!!!! I ooooow and ahhhhhhhed every time I visit your blog, Sue!! you don't stop amaze me!! this is absolutely gorgeous!! and Tanya is sooooo talented, too! very pretty colors she used on the tag! just beautiful!!

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  22. Totally stunning and clever, Sue!! You blow me away every time I come visit your blog, you are amazing!!

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  23. What a beautiful butterfly card. The opening is so interesting.

    How creative your Tanya is. It's a cute tag.

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  24. First, tell Tanya, she is talented like her mother. I love the colors she chose and to make it a spinner tag was very creative.
    Mom, your card is absolutley gorgeous and what a stunning elegant creation. I am thinking of useing the fold for the Background Bonanza challenge. A really really beautiful piece of art, Suzz.

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  25. Suzanne,What a spectacular card! Design,colors, grace, beauty, engineering!I follow your work on Hero Arts Blog, and admire it very much. I have been searching for a stamp of "weeds" or dried plants; love the ones you used here--weeds with bell flowers. Would you mind telling me where you found that stamp? I would really appreciate it. Margaret Gurney gurneyco@sbcglobal.net
    (I don't have a company; that's the old name from our defunct hardware rep company.)

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  26. such a pretty and clever card. Suzz, what ink did you use for the stamping? I love the colour of it!

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