Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Flap Fold Shabby Chic Flower Card

Howdy!  I hope you're staying cool in the midst of this heat wave!  I'm sharing this Flap Fold card that I created using some Cheery Lynn Designs flower dies from Classy Cards 'n Such with you today.  This card qualifies for the following challenges:

DTGD12TexasGrammy and DTGD12Westies - these are special challenges on Splitcoaststampers this week (Dare to Get Dirty challenges are only for Fan Club members, so if you are a Fan Clubber, play along!)

The flower was created with the Build A Flower #1 set, which has everything you need to make a complete flower.  It comes with the leaf, the flower petals, and the stamens and other center flower pieces that you can mix and match to make your own custom flowers.  I die cut everything from a confetti cream cardstock, and then I pulled out my Twinkling H2O's (Think Pink set) and started coloring the flower petals and the leaves.  I actually used all five of the H2O colors to achieve a nice variegated look.  Once the paint dried, I sponged some brown ink over everything to give it a vintage appearance.  You can see the gorgeous shimmer on the petals and leaves from the Twinkling H2O's.  To give the petals and leaves some dimension, I used my fingers to curl up all the edges.  I pushed the spiky center pieces up for even more texture.

My flower is adhered to a Flap Fold card (tutorial from Technique Junkies) and I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Sentiments (JustRite) to the right of the flower.  When you open the first flap, you see this latticed panel.  I die cut a French Lattice Small Frame and adhered the lattice to some paper from the Pretty In Pink paper pad (Glitz), and then I trimmed off the edges.  Isn't that cool?  You don't have to use the entire piece of a die cut - just use your imagination and free yourself from limitations.  :-)

If you're in the mood to go shopping, please feel free to use this coupon code, Holly-10, when you check out at Classy Cards 'n Such.  There's so much fun stuff in this store, you're going to want to keep going back for more.  Beverly, the owner, is always adding new things to the store, so you definitely want to take a peek.  :-)

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit!  Have a wonderful day!


Sandy Hulsart said...

Gorgeous card, Holly, your flower is just beautiful. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, lovely papers and fab flower.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

SAHLERS said...

love your card and flower thanks for joining in at Divas by Design

Patty Gorka said...

Love how your flower turned out, it's simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Hi Holly,
Was thrilled to see your name and project added, so many wonderful folds.
That flower is so beautiful
So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

Ani said...

Gorgeous card! Hugs, Ani
P.S I have a candy if you're interested

Miranda said...

gorgeous card, very pretty Holly
thanks for joining our challenge this week

Kianel said...

Dear Holly, once again a stunning card and those dies are really great to work with, aren't they?
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
Good luck for the draw!
Love from France, Kianel.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. It fits our challenge well and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Jess's Crafty Things said...

from one twinkling h2o fan to another - fabulous flower! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges Blog hugs Jess xx