Boy has the past two weeks flown by because it is already time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie. For this challenge Sue has asked us all to create vintage or shabby chic projects with folds.
I decided to create an accordion card, which isn't the fanciest of folds but more interesting than an ordinary card. The fun part of this type of card is that you can treat it a little like a mini album, so I did but I kept reminding myself of the postage costs and didn't get too carried away.
The covers have been punched with a Martha Stewart Around The Page Punch and all the papers are from a My Mind's Eye pad called Sunshine. The big flower on the front was created using a variety of fabrics cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die (more to come on this in a later post) and finished with a button for a centre. I then added some pretty lace, a computer generated sentiment cut with the Spellbinders Square Fleur de Lis Nestabilities die and some Recollections pearl flourishes.
The first inside page features a filigree corner piece that I painted black, a vintage clock that I found online along with a vintage lady called Lilly Elise. A pretty lace heart and little cluster of flowers completed this page.
The second inside page has a piece of word art that I created myself and cut with the Spellbinders Square Fleur de Lis Nestabilities die. The flower is a metal piece that I painted black and then added a button for a centre.
The third inside page features some lace, a Recollections gem flourish and a tag from Create With TLC with a black gem from Michaels.
The final page has a flower cut from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die with a pearl sticker for a centre and a message box cut from the Spellbinders Square Fleur de Lis Nestabilities die.
Many of the elements have been inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink and a black organza ribbon from Michaels holds the card together.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing for a Punch
Bastel-traum - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Card and Scrap - Lace or Ribbon
Emmas Cards UK - Die Cuts
Dream Valley Challenges - Fancy Folds
Penny Black & More - Dies & Punches
Corrosive Challenges - Fancy Folds
Hobby House Challenge - Vintage
The following items used to create my project come from the Frilly and Funkie Boutique where you will find items at least 20% less than the manufacturer's suggested retail price.