Sunday, October 08, 2017

Best Laid Plans.

I have been trying to get this post blogged since Tuesday but like the best laid plans life just seems to have a habit of throwing the odd curved ball in the way.
Here are two more cards to give you some inspiration for the current Butterfly Challenge which you still have time to enter. as the closing date is Tuesday 8pm (GMT).
These two cards are trying out some more card shapes that I have found on You Tube. For my sins I have signed up to do a Craft Fayre in December at out local community hall so whilst I do have plenty of cards already made I thought I would  have a go at these ones too.

The first card is a Z Fold Flap Card. I followed this tutorial here by Dawn for the main measurements  changing how I made the closure tab slightly.

The papers are by Lili of the Valley Nitwit Collections ' Snow Princess'. This paper pad has some lovely designs in it and was given to me by my fab Daughter  to use up. The stamped image on the front is by Imagination Crafts from The Decoupage Stamp Range Called ' Butterfly'.  I have silver embossed and then used my Marvy Leplume  II water colour pens straight to the paper to fill in the butterflies wings and the trailing flowers.

 For the inside panels I have used the accompanying stamps in the set using black Memento ink and the same pens.   Not showing up but the flower centres and the butterfly head have small green quartz gems in the centres.
  The closure tab has more quartz gems on it and the circle stamp is by Wild Rose Studios. The Green surround is die cut using an  Xcuts "Bloom" nesting die.  I have used 3D pads to raise the tab up slightly to give room for the card fold to fit underneath.

The second card is a Pop - Up card. I followed the tutorial here by Jolan giving it my own personal twist on the design elements. The tutorial is spoken in Dutch but the measurements come up on the screen and the visuals are very easy to follow and I had no problems with keeping up.
 Again I have used a paper pad given to me by my Daughter. This time it is Lili Of The Valley Nitwits Collections ' Pastel Dreams'. I have added stamped flowers to the front which I have coloured to match the pretty paper and fussy cut. I thought the design  looked so good with the paper. The stamps I have used are by SU from their Birthday Blossoms Set. I stamped 3 of the large flower out, coloured and fussy cut, layering up and adding a quartz pink gem to the middle . The circles were cut out using my Xcut circles die.
I will let the following pictures show you how the mechanism unfolds.



The butterfly over the top of the sentiment is by Marianne Design from their CS0927 set. I have embossed with WOW's  Sheena Pearl kit embossing powder in red regular but because I am doing it onto white card you get this lovely pink quartz colour and the shimmer is amazing.
I used lots of scraps of white paper for the flowers so I'm speeding over to the playground and nipping in before the gates shut for the night.
Pixie's  Crafty Workshop # 301/302. Use your snippets.



23 comments:

Aquarius said...

It's always interesting to see different card folds and these are both good ones

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Valery, I love the way the bottom card opens up, not seen that one before.

Sue xx

Ella said...

Every time when i see a butterfly i must think on my mom! For me the butterfly card is very specials! Hugs!

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, great cards with such fun elements to them. I love the red papers and that opening is so cool.

Andree said...

Two beautiful cards. Both have pretty papers, gorgeous stamps and fabulous folds. Lovely additions for your Craft Fayre stock. I hope it all goes well xx

terrie said...

Both cards turned out fantastic...such pretty paper....tfs

cuilliesocks said...

Wow Valery two fabulous cards, both beautifully designed and with such interesting folds. Hope you're doing okay, Kate x

Sandra H said...

Two truely lovely cards Mrs A and l love the designs xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow fabulous cards, so creative and so talented...love them x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what very super and brilliantly created designs.
Those papers are so pretty and you work is super.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, nice to see different folds and layouts the second one is new to me
Anne x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, these are two stunning card, with great shapes and designs! Love the LOTV papers you had from your Daughter and the stamps are beautifully coloured! You did a lot of work here, there are a lot of details! I'm very impressed by the pop up mechanism of the second one, it looks wonderful and seems simple, thanks for the inspiration and the link to the video tutorial!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning all of them. Good luck with the Craft Fayre. I am not brave enough to try that. Take care. Hugs Jackie

AlisonC said...

These are both beautiful elegant cards. So clever.x

Mia said...

Two great cards, Vallery. I love how the second one is folded. Beautiful papers! Hugs, my friend.

Carol L said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorials for both of these lovely cards! I've never seen one like the 2nd - so that's a brand new fold for me! I love the colors of the flowers on the first and whoever receives the 2nd one is going to be absolutely delighted when they open it! Beautiful on both!

Greta said...

You make the most interesting cards, Mrs. A! These are both beautiful--love the papers you used!

Cara said...

Two stunning cards andI love the fancy folds x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards,Mrs A. I have made the second card,too.I have converted him in centimeters.Unfortunately are all You Tube videos in inches.

Gr,Sylvia.

Sue said...

Wow Mrs A beautiful cards and loving the fancy folds they are all gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Cobnut Crafter said...

Gorgeous cards - love the way you have used your patterned papers. x Anne

MagsB said...

What fantastic cards, I love the different folds!

love Mags B x

Di said...

Oh my leetle friend - I adore your cards and of course the snippets one is perfick! Will Faye adopt me as an Auntie perhaps so I can be in line for her papers :)

Got your beautiful card today - will e ASAP!

Love

Di xx