Sunday, January 20, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps - Sensational Sunday Inspiration

Hello Blogging Friends!

I am back with another Sunday Inspiration post for Loves Rubberstamps.  I am trying really hard to get away from making so many square cards each week.  I feel the need to mix it up.  So today I am sharing with you a Concertina Card with a little added from me.  This fold is actually very easy to do, you can check out the tutorial here

I used kraft cardstock to create the backing.  I followed the tutorial for folding and covered the card base with My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found paper.  I did add an additional backing to the card that was about an inch taller than the card itself.  I left the top open and used a Fiskars scalloped punch on the edges.  I made a tag using Spellbinders Labels 18 die.

The image Tilda with Ribbon Heart Scarf, by Magnolia, is stamped with memento ink on cryogen paper.  I colored her up with my usual copic markers.  I added some extra sparkle to the snowflakes with stickles and perfect pearls.  I cut the image out with Spellbinders Labels 18.  To decorate the rest of the card, I embossed some snowflakes and used some snowflake charms to add some character.  The snowflake charm on the front is hung with white tulle and tied with twine.  

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hat/Scarf:  RV34, RV81, RV85
Jacket/Boots:  E50, E53, E55
Hair:  E29, E30, E35, E39

I used the same Spellbinders die to cut out a tag to put in between the backings.  I stamped the tag with Printworks Collection sentiment and finished it off with another charm, tulle and ribbon.

Stop on over at Loves Rubberstamps and see all the new goodies that have been put in the store.

Remember... EVERY SUNDAY... you will have the chance to win a gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps Store.... just for leaving a comment on the Sensational Sunday post! Winner will be chose with random.org and will be announced on the following Sunday's post!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Pearls
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas in January
Hanna & Friends - Snowflakes
Milk Coffee - Snowflakes plus sparkle
Sweet Stamping - Cold & Frosty
Divas by Design - Girly
The House that Stamps Built - Slide or Pull card
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
Whimsy - Fancy Edges
Crafty Sentiments -Winter Fun
Paper Take Weekly - Baby its cold outside
Ribbon Carousel - Winter Spirit

Thanks for stopping by.
Blessings until next time...


  1. Fantastic card and wonderfully embellished! Love the fold you used!!

  2. This is super adorable Athina! I love this Concertina card and thanks for sharing the tutorial...will definitely check it out! Love the Tilda image and the colors you used too. Everything is so pretty! :)

  3. Simply incredible work of art! Love all of the details and the wonderful papers and image. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  4. Great Christmas card. Thank you for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenges this week.

    Good luck

    Sylvia xx

  5. this is gorgeous - the fold is amazing and your colouring fabulous - thanks for joining us over at Crafty Sentiments this time and good luck xx

  6. Thanks for playing our pearls challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Love this technique...might have to try it soon. I love your image too...great job!

  7. This is so adorable, love this fold and the cute image and design. So cute.

  8. That is such a cool fold & I LOVE the colors you used Athina! Your card is lovely as always & awesome job with the coloring Hun! TFS!!!

  9. *thud* (falls over!) What an awesome card!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that fold!! Beautiful coloring too! I am going to have to try one of these cuties! Thank you for always being such an inspiration! :)

  10. This is gorgeous and very clever how you adapted from a regular Concertina. Beautiful coloring..Bravo! Thanks much for entering Crafty Sentiments Designs Winter Fun Challenge! Bye for now!

  11. Oh this is stunning great colours and design thanks for sharing at craft this week

  12. This is just stunning thanks for playing at Divas by Design hugs rebekah xx

  13. What an amazing project! Thanks for playing with us in our "Pearls" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  14. What a fabulous card!!! I adore the amazing elements and the fun fold! If you have time, I'd love for you to join me at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday for our current challenges as well! :)

  15. This is gorgeous! Your colors are awesome and one of my favorite combos! Your coloring is stunning! I haven't tried this kind of card yet but I need to now after seeing how beautiful your's is! :)

  16. Beautiful Magnolia image. Your coloring is outstanding! GREAT layout. An overall wonderful card! Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

  17. What a fabulous card, love the colours and the fancy edges! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

  18. What a great card, I love the colors

  19. Stunning work, it´s so adorable! Thanks for joining us at hanna & friends!

    Hugs Jasmin

  20. Gorgeous creation. Sweet image, lovely colour combination and all details just amazing.
    Many thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin` “Cold and Frosty” January Challenge and we hope to see you again.


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