Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Tilda

I spent all day on this card. That's a first for me. I'm usually a speedy crafter, and whip out cards at a faster rate than that. However, today I was case-ing one of Claudia's cards from Pretty Pressings.  I really love Claudia's cards and I decided to challenge myself. Here's the card I case-d.  On her post, Claudia did invite people to copy her card and make one of their own, so I did.

Here's the front view:

It's a gate fold / joy fold card. It's got many, many layers, which is not my usual style.  I altered how the card closes, by adding two bows instead of the one Claudia used.  I also altered some of the ways the dp covers the base, as well as the embellishments.

Here's the right side of the inner gate fold:

Here's the left side of the inner gate fold:
All in all, it was a productive Saturday and I'm happy with my creation. It's a good feeling to try to work outside your comfort zone.  I hope your day was just as productive.

Supplies used:
Paper:  cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist
Embellishments:  flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Iridescent stickles, SU jewel brads, ribbon from Michaels
Stamps:  LOTV sentiment, Magnolia Tilda birthday
Ink:  momento, SU ruby red
Tools:  Spellbinders fancy tags, ovals, scalloped ovals, Martha Stewart edge daisy punch

Challenges for this card:


  1. This is gorgeous Janet! Love those papers and Tilda is adorable!

    Hugs, Kelly

  2. What a sweet card, Janet! I love your gate fold, and your Tilda is so cute!

  3. Great card hunny awesome colour combo! thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our Cross it challenge, hugs Samantha

  4. This is gorgeous Janet! I love that fold and Tilda's hair is such a lovely colour!


  5. LOL..I can barely remember yesterday, much less what I did last Saturday, but I'm quite sure I wasn't close to as productive as you obviously were! :) This card is stunning!! I have never made a gate fold card, it's always been intimidating to me, but you have certainly inspired me to try. I might have to sweep the calendar for an entire weekend to attempt one. :)
    Thank you SO much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Cross It challenge. Good luck to you!
    Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
    Lisa xx

  6. Beautiful! Love the colours! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tip Top Tuesday with our 'cross it' challenge! Good luck xx

  7. Wow! A card full of surprises! Love the technique! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons challenge #3.

  8. What a beautiful birthday card! Thank you for joining us at CFAS!