Thursday, April 14, 2016

More Ideas.

Back with some more inspiration for you
for the 2nd week of  my

1st card simply has ribbon folded for the fancy fold .
Trimmed with  a square pearl.
I have used an embossing folder by Darice
called Butterflies which I embossed onto 
rose vellum cardstock. I love the way the 
folder takes off the surface of the vellum giving 
the white chalk appearance. 
Trimmed down and then adhered to pink cardstock
for the base.
I used 'Scotch' Vellum tape for the first time
and have to say I'm mighty pleased with the result
which adheres the vellum to the card totally
invisibly.  Bit weird to use though  and reminds me of 
the iron on  adesive for bonding materials together.
Close up below of the fuchsia  ribbon trim.

Entering into the following challenges:
Sister's of Craft # Anything goes.
Craft Your Passion # Anything goes.
Dream Valley #129 Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Inspiration Desintation #81 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #273 Anything goes.
Cards 4 Galz #20 Use an embossing folder.
Dragons Lair # Anything goes.

 My 2nd card uses a Z card  fold as my fancy fold.

I used white cardstock  to make the basecard
which I folded into 3 equal panels.
Two of the panels were then cut down 
further on the diagonal. 

Panels of pink card stock and a freebie
design paper (from my stash) were cut and adhered
to the base card.
Fuchsia ribbon trim was added onto 3 panels.
The butterfly images by Diane Furniss
 were printed onto cardstock
and were leftovers from a  project (which is still
under wraps till 20th April) still out  on my desk
so I used them up here!! Waste not want not.
Sentiment is  silver stickers from  my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers #161 Shaped card,
Create and Inspire #43 Anything goes.
Fab 'N' Funky #300 Girly and pretty.
Cre8tive Hands #4 Anything goes.
Fussy & Fancy #161 Green & pink.
Our Crafty Corner #8 Anything goes.
Scrapper''s Delights #54 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #14 Anything goes.
2 Creative Chicks #9  Anything goes.

Hope I have inspired you to 
Think outside of the box. 


Barb said...

Two very lovely cards Mrs A. I really like the way you have folded the ribbon. Barbxx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous creations Mrs Amsterdam, love how you used the ribbon!
xxx Margreet

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful both the cards, and thanks for the tip of the Scotch vellum tape, I have never tought to use it! Your bow is just gorgous!!

Kathleen said...

Love the fancy folder ribbon and great embossing on first card.
Gorgeous fold and love the fold and colours of the second card.

Kath x

Donna said...

These are stunning, like the fancy folds, and ribbons you used, these will brighten the recipients day!

Angela Radford said...

Very pretty shaped card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x DT

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, thanks for the inspiration. I must get my thinking cap on for the challenge! xx

Kim said...

I love how you think outside the square. The butterfly is so pretty; so pretty in pink. The folded Z card is clever. Love them both.

Jeanie Ellis said...

I love the fancy fold! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us over at TTRCD (Through the Craft Room Door)! Please join us again next week!
Jeanie, DT (My blog)

Veerle said...

Both cards are gorgeous ValeryAnne but I adore the first one. Love, love the fuchsia and white butterflies. Hugs Veerle x

Tina Z. said...

Two very lovely cards and I love the way how you have folded the ribbon, stunning!

Mac Mable said...

Loving the embossing folder onto the coloured vellum, looks great. Always such pretty cards x

Cara said...

Great inspiration. Interesting to hear that the vellum tape actually works! Cara x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, what a gorgeous card, and the colours are beautiful,loving the fancy folds too, Kate x

Beth Brovold said...

Two gorgeous cards Mrs. A!!! I love the Z fold...both cards so beautifully done! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
Take care,

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautifully crafted card. The butterfly vellum on the front of the card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls this week. I utterly love what you did for our 'Girly & Pretty' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Jennifer Bradley said...

Two beautifully made card. Love the butterfly vellum one and thank you for sharing it with us at Dream Valley. Good luck in the draw. ~Jennifer DT members x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what wonderful cards, and that embossed butterflies is so gorgeous.
Great designs for the both of them.
I must admit I never thought of folded ribbon for fancy folds so that was a very clever idea.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Josephine said...


Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

KandA said...

Both fabulous cards Mrs A and I love the effect you got with the embossed vellum xx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Catherine said...

Your cards are beautiful Valery Anne ! Love the embossing ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Donna said...

Hey Mrs A, hope all OK with you? This is such a pretty card, I think I've got some vellum somewhere but have never thought to put it through an embossing folder (doh!) Fab z fold card too a really pretty design! :) Donna ♥ x

Angela Jones said...

Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
I hope you can join us again.
Angie DT

Erika said...

Mrs A a couple of lovely butterfly cards, great colour combo too. I am hoping to join in a couple of challenges tomorrow but I have other stuff to do first, boo!

Hugs Erika. x

Michelle said...

These are stunning - can't pick a fave as they are both so lovely - Michelle x

Michelle said...

Hi - I'm back to say thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

sue k said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

Sandy said...

Both cards are really pretty - I would like to try one of those z fold cards. The bow on the first card is gorgeous!
Sandy xx

J said...

Lovely card - Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers...


TRACEY MO said...

What a pretty card. Great embossing with the butterflies.

Thanks for joining us at inspiration destination

Tracey ct

Regina said...

what fabulous cards, and the results are stunning!

Nan Bourdeu said...

Awesome and beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dragons Lair Designs this month and hope to see you next month! Nan, DT

Jacqui Robinson said...

Great cards simple and stylish. Jacqui Dragons Lair Designs DT

Alison C said...

The folded ribbon looks so elegant and I love the embossed vellum look. You've reminded me I used to make z fold cards. It looks really effective (and not too tricky!) x

Michelle said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.

Michelle x

Mari Kocjancic said...

Lovely card, I love the folds and the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights this week!
-Mari K.
Scrapper's Delights DT

Cazro said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Galz. Hope to see you again. Caz DT.

Anne Chilvers said...

Lovely cards, I especially like the butterfly one. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, best wishes, Anne (DT) x

Nicky G said...

Great card and and you decorated it perfectly. Thankyou for joining in at Scrapper's Delights this month.
Nicky (Scrappers Delights DT)

aichaku-愛着 said...

This is so pretty and well designed! Thanks for joining Scrapper's Delights Challenge at

Susan Renshaw said...

Love both your cards Mrs A!! Beautiful ribbon on the first and interested by the vellum tape tip!
Thank you for sharing with Dragons Lair Designs Challenges!
DT for Dragons Lair Designs Challenges!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

crafty-stamper said...

Both pretty cards love the fancy fold and embossed butterflies---Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
Carol DT x