Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Appearances can be deceiving!

Time again for a new challenge on the butterfly blog.

#79 Butterflies + L is for Lots f Layers and/or the colour Cream.

Here is my inspiration for you.

A simply layered up card but is it what it seems!

A base card of chocolate brown pearlised card stock layered up with burnt orange and cream cardstock to match the butterflies of the design card. I'm not sure where it came from now.  Six layers in all some of which are raised on 3d pads for more dimension.
The beauty of the card though is in the hidden mechanism inside the card  as this is a 'Twisted Pop Up' card.  I saw this done on Sue's (Zouave Cards) blog and immediately thought how well it would work for this challenge of loads of layers.. There are lots of variations and tutorials on You Tube and I did use a combination of ideas from more than one of them.

This is the card as it begins to open up.

 A little bit more.
Keep going and finally fully opened.

Closed down showing the folded mechanism from the side .It really is magic.

Hope I have inspired you to play along. This challenge is running for 4 weeks so you have plenty of time to put your thinking caps on and join in.

Entering into the following challenges:
Love to Craft #10 Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
A Bit More Time To Craft #44 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #43 Anything goes.
Artistic Inspirations #179 Anything goes.
Dream Valley #156 Things with wings.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Moving Along With The Times #45 Butterflies.


Aquarius said...

That's a clever way of incorporating lots of layers - great colours too

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards.
Valerija xx

aussie aNNie said...

My fav card fold and what an amazing creation this is.xx ♥[aNNie]

Juliz Design Post said...

A fab card love the inside surprise.
Julie x

Brenda in IN said...

I love that color combination of brown, cream and burnt orange. The inside is beautiful too but the folds look beyond me. Very clever and unique.

Lia said...

O wow, this is a surprising card! The inside is marvellous and I did not expect this at all!
Lia xx

Janis said...

Oh, my goodness, Mrs. A......what a super-fabulous and complicated card!!! I adore the beautiful outside with the gorgeous butterflies on chocolate, burnt orange, and cream...a lovely color combo. But that inside is nothing short of amazing! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay beyond my skill set, for sure. If I tried it, I would have things all in a jumble and end up with some twisty black hole contraption that takes off fingers and sucks in kittens and small children when it is opened!! Eeek. I will leave fancy folds to the pros! Fabulous work!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cara said...

Beautiful card, love the hidden gem. Cara x

Donna Ellis said...

oooooh, Valery Anne! GORGEOUSNESS! I love the vintage look of this incredible butterfly creation! Lovely warm colors and a pretty vintage look! hugs, de

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Mrs A. Love the fold out design behind that gorgeous fron panel.
Avril xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colour combo and even the butterflies look great, brilliant shape of card.

Kath x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh my!! Such great folding, it's really a surprise! :D Your card is so lovely outside and inside, great design!! Amazing butterfly and layers, so elegant with these colours!

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a super card a true surprise
hugs Kate x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Mrs A this is one stunning creation I absolutely love the front design with the amazing butterflies and lovely colours the inside of the card is fantastic, well done. Mrs A thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I do hope to settle into my new home soon but I am still finding it hard.
lorraine x

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A.! I love the colors and those beautiful butterflies...not sure I could make that fabulous fold but for sure love it! Thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card I love it. The design is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a very wonderful card and your design is amazing and very pretty.
What a a super inside also, and I know these are not easy designs to create.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Aileen said...

Amazing design, the front was stunning enough then to open it and find these other layers. wow

KandA said...

Super card and what a brilliant design. Great colour combo too xx

SewPaperPaint said...

What a cool idea! The front is pretty enough on its own, but the extra detail is delightful! Happy Friday, Autumn

Jackie T said...

Hi I am back again this time to thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog Butterflies. Hugs Jackie DT

AlisonC said...

Very clever but it looks as though it folds fairly flat too. You've used lovely muted colours and it all looks fab. There are so many clever ideas out there and so little time!

Megan J said...

Hi Mrs A., what an amazing card! Love the fancy fold, must have taken a good whack of time to create, love the pretty butterflies on the front too! Have a wonderful week.... Megan

Helen said...

Beautiful - I must get round to trying one of these.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Hazel said...

First time I've seen this twisted card technique and it looks great. I love those butterflies. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

N-Eva said...
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N-Eva said...

This is such a delightful idea, and beautifully done.Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Dream Valley challenge.Neva

Leslie said...

Love this! Your attention to detail is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "May Anything Goes" challenge!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
Love To Scrap 2

Carol L said...

I just recently learned to make one of these pop and twist cards, and I love how yours turned out! The inside is just as pretty as the outside, and that's some serious layering for sure!!