Thursday, July 26, 2012

PSPP July Challenge - Fancy Fold

Hello Friends!

I belong to the Pink Slipper Pajama Party Gals over at SCS.  This month Maggie challenged us to:

Make a "fancy fold" card and something that you haven't done before.

Well, oddly enough I had seen a fun fold card on Shelby's blog a few weeks ago and at that time I knew I wanted to make a Magic Fold Card.  Shelby referenced this video.  I had just received a new Magnolia stamp, Winter Skating Tilda, and could not wait to ink her up!

So I followed the video tutorial using cream card stock to create the base.  After I had the first two layers of the base, I used a fiskers snow border punch and then used some embossing powder on the edges to give it an extra glimmer.  I used MME paper in purples to accent the cream.  I did not want to use traditional Christmas colors, but instead a cool color.

After coloring her up with my copics I cut her out so I could perch her up on a chipboard tag to make her look like she was sitting on a window.  The chipboard tag was embossed with white snowflakes and then inked with concord grape distress ink to match.  I used dimensional glue dots to bring her up off the card and chipboard.

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  E31, E35, E37
Jacket & Skates:  RV0000, RV91, RV93, RV95
Scarf, Pants & Hat:  BV20, BV23, BV25, C3, C5

I added some white flowersoft on the hat for the ball.

The inside is also adorned with matching paper from the outside. I used a spellbinders die on the inside to add the two sentiments by Stampabilities.  I also embossed the same snowflakes from the outside on the inside to give it a wintery feel.  They are hard to see in these pictures.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
DRS - Christmas
Shelly's Images - Christmas
Stamp n doodle - Christmas in July
 Party Time Tuesdays - Christmas in July
Shopping our Stash - Use something new
CMC Copic Challenge - Anything goes with a girly twist
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Tilda only
Simply Magnolia - Embossing

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you gained some inspiration today.
Blessings until next time!


  1. This is such an adorable card. Love the image, your coloring and the design. Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

  2. such a sweet and adorable card! thank you for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

  3. Your card is so pretty! Great fancy fold. I like the colors you used. That image is just adorable!

  4. very cute, love the non-traditional purple and browns. Thanks for playing with us this week for our Xmas in July challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

  5. Wow, so cute and I love all of your layers! Thanks so much for playing along at DRS Designs!

  6. Athina you fold is fantastic. Gorgeous card!!!. Awesome colouring!!!

  7. gorgeous card! so different! love it!
    Thanks for joining us at MSL!

  8. WOW! Love this fancy fold! Adorable! Thanks so much for joining our "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  9. How cute is that Tilda! I love her. The colors are fabulous too! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  10. This is gorgeous!!! The colors are stunning and I love the fold:)

  11. Wow! Gorgeous card. Love the colors since I'm partial to purple, but I love the image and your coloring of her. The layout design is fantastic and love the fold you used. Thanks for playing with me. Now to get my own card done.

  12. Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous, Athina!! Your coloring is awesome too!! :)

  13. That's a neat fancy fold, I never saw that before, great idea! Love the soft pretty colors on your card, well done!

  14. Beautiful Fancy Fold card! Love the Tilda image!! Thanks for reminding me of the challenge :) Had forgotten about it... but will get to it now!

  15. very pretty! I love how your card opens :)

  16. Such a cool design isn't it:)?! This turned out wonderfully. Love the color palette you've chosen and your coloring of this too cute of Tilda is fantastic.


  17. So pretty - the colors are gorgeous!

  18. Such a gorgeous fold. I absolutely love it. Love the snowflake punches on the edge and how Tilda is coloured. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  19. Cute card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)


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