Saturday, May 14, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - It's In the Fold

Well, it took awhile to get in here and make this post. Blogger has been having technical difficulties the last few days. Thankfully, it looks like it's all looked after now and we can carry on.  Sorry for the delay!

Betty was over a couple of weekends ago and showed me how to make a fold I had never used before so I thought I would use it for this week's project. The Faux Fabric technique was also used which you can find a tutorial here.

I had a hard time photographing this card closed when it was laid down so I stood it up to give you a better idea (hopefully) of how it looks.
This is how it looks once opened and where you can write your message.  Now for the details.  Start with a piece of cardstock (here Rich Razzleberry) measuring 9 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Score at 3" and 6" on the long side. When you measure and cut your layer to add to the front (here Black Textured and Pacific Point Cardstocks) make sure it is adhered to the middle as much as possible and that the edge is close to the Rich Razzleberry edge. It will give your card a clean look once closed.

When the scores where folded, for two of the folds as you can see in the pictures, I embossed with Black embossing powder and Versamark using the Bella Toile background stamp. The same stamp was used on the Pacific Point, embossed in black, applied bleach with an Aqua Painter. A Labels Nestabilities was used and ran through the Big Shot with the Finial Press Embossing Folder. For the sentiment inside on Pacific Point, punched with the Curly Label Extra Large Punch, the flower is from the Because I Care set and the Friends is from Just Believe. These were stamped with Black Craft Ink and embossed in clear.

********REGINA'S MISSION********

Regina, your mission this week, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card using the same fold as above with something embossed on it.  The colors and images are of your choosing.

Head on over to Regina's Blog and see what she's been up to this week.  She's got some great inspiration for you. Would be great of you to leave some love.

See Ya Next Week! 


Anonymous said...

Ok Julie once again neat looking card, I was wondering where your post was last night when I did'nt see it. Glad the blogger is fixed.


Jacoline Fitzgerald said...

Hey Julie what a lovely card... your work is impecable as usual. I am going to try and duplicate it myself as it looks like a fun project. Once you turn that front fold inward do you adhere it inside or leave it lose? I just love what you have done.

Regina Andari said...

Great job, Julie! A fun technique and a fun fold! I'm glad you finally were able to post your project because I was anxious to see the whole thing.