06 June 2014

Folding Screen Card

Hi! It's nice to be back with a new project. I have had some ideas in mind for a card, and today I was able to make it. It's actually an accordion card, but it has a little twist, it's made to look like a folding screen. 

I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to join some of my favorite challenges, and I went ahead and used some elements to inspire my design: A photo from House of Cards, A color combo from Our Daily Bread (white on white), and a theme from Craft Hoarders Anonymous (fun fold).


I decided I wanted to capture the white elements of this image, the basket's lattice and the florals. There so much texture to it. I really like it.

Also, I wanted to use a verse stamp from ODBD: "He makes all things beautiful in His time" from the set Faith, because I like it so very much.








Materials
Dies: Spellbinders - A2 Matting Basics A, Adorning Squares, French Frills, Majestic Lables Twenty-Five, Classic Decorative Inserts Three, Classic Edges Two, Labels Four, Small Lables, Fancy Lattice, Carnation Creations, Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Xcut - Leafy Flourishes
Marvy Uchida Jumbo Punch, butterfly
Making Memories Paper - Wedding
Our Daily Bread Stamps - Faith
Brilliance ink (used to emboss with definition)

Inkadinkado embossing powder in Silver Starlight
Zap! heat tool
Merletto crystals
Adheseves: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer's Glue-All, Uhu glue stick
Other generic materials
Eggshell white cardstock
Vellum
2" one sided lace
3" Rough edge burlap ribbon in white
7/8" satin ribbon
1 7/8" tulle ribbon

This card is 4 1/2" x 3 5/8" when closed and 11" long when opened. For the front of the card I cut a frame and layered it with a vellum lattice die cut. I also added a bunch of elements, starting with lace and a border. Then on the side I attached some white carnations, a vellum butterfly, strips of burlap, a flourish, a dress form, tulle ribbon and a bow. All the shapes are die cuts, except for the butterfly which is actually a punch.

For the inside of the card, I layered one side with burlap ribbon and added the heat embossed sentiment, embellished with an Eiffel Towel die cut and another vellum butterfly. For the other side I created a pocket and fancy tag.

Last but not least, the folding screen's little legs were made using a label die, and that gave the design a nice touch. All the textures and shapes used give this card a lot of interest. During the process of making it, I realized it was going to end up being a wedding or anniversary card. It's an actual challenge to make a white on white card that does not look like one of those (something I'd like to achieve).

This was a fun, fun project to make, and I'm glad it turned out like I had planned. I hope you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

PS: Don't forget to stop by my giveaway post (here) and leave a comment. Winners will be announced on Saturday. Thanks. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

A little add-on: I want to dedicate this card to Lee from Mod Squad Challenge... Happy Anniversary Lee! 

This card is participating in:
Photo Inspiration - House of Cards

Fold It! - Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Scripture Spotlight - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
White on White - ODBD 
Happy Anniversary - Mod Squad Challenge 
Add-on 11.06.14:
Use your dies - Scrapbooker PhD
Love and Marriage - The Crafting Cafe  
Anything Goes with a handmade bow - Craft-Dee Bowz





55 comments:

  1. Gracielle, I am totally "wowed" by this incredible card! The white on white with silver accents is just sooooo elegant and inviting. All your wonderful die cut embellies take it over the top with style and elegance. It's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #9: Fold it!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much Kathy. I really appreciate it!

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  2. Beautiful card. The detail is just amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much dear Beth, and thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Love all the details. Just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks dear friend, I appreciate it!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful card. You have so many elements that all blend together so nicely. Thank you for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such weekly challenge!

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  7. Holy Smokes That's Beyond Gorgeous!!! (just saw it on the Mod Squad Blog) Well Done.....VERY Well Done!!!

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    1. Oh Donna thanks so much! I'm glad it caught your eye and made you come take a closer look. It's great that you stopped by! Thanks.

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  8. Lovely job Gracie! AND Happy Belated Birthday! My mind has been quite busy here lately! So, do forgive the lateness of my mentioning it? Keep up the fabulous work!!! :)

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  9. Stunning, the lattice work is amazing. Love your folded creation.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  10. Gracie this is spectacular!!!! What a stunning card...such exquisite detail!!! I would love to learn how to make this! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad and a VERY special thankyou for the dedication of the anniversary card!!! Hugs!!

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    1. Oh Lee, I'm so glad you liked it! Now that you mention it, I may share a photo tutorial in the near future. Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for your kind comment!!!

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  11. This is super gorgeous! LOVE all the white layering and that amazing bow!!! Thanks for hopping with us at House of Cards! Thanks for joining our DT call, too! You'll hear back from us around the 20th! :) HUGS and have a great weekend! Mynn xx

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    1. Thanks so much Mynn! I'm so glad you liked it!!!

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  12. Over the top gorgeous!!! So pretty and elegant! And, love all the wonderful die cuts!:-)

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  13. Wow, what a beautiful card! Love all the layers and the bow and flowers on the wedding dress. So many beautiful details! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

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  14. Gorgeous card Gracielle!!! Lovely details and beautiful design....so many pretty elements to look at!! Thank you for joining us this week at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Wedding" challenge!!
    Diane CCNS DT

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  15. Such a lovely creation! I love all the die work and the white on white theme! Thanks joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for the "Fold It" challenge!

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  16. A really amazing card! Love the use of all these dies and the lace, .... it looks so fragile!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards Blog Hop.
    Good luck
    Rosi x HOC-DT

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  17. Gracie,
    WOW! WOW! WOW! There are no words. I love all the white. Every bit is just wow. Great, great, job.

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  18. Oh my goodness!!! This is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!

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  19. What an incredible card! You have an amazing talent. Thanks for playing along with us in the Classy Cards 'n Such Wedding Card Challenge.

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  20. My dear Gracie, it's so beautiful abd elegant! Very lovely!!! :)
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

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  21. SUCH a stunner Graciellie!! I LOVE the white on white...can't believe all those dies!! Wonderfully elegant and I love the verse as well!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  22. Oh, Gracie, this is stunning! It's an amazing card that is so gorgeous!! It's going to be cherished by whomever receives this, and it will have a place of honor for sure! So glad you've joined us again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  23. Beautifully done and love all the gorgeous details of the card design. And, the white on white is so elegant looking.

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  24. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  25. What a gorgeous creation! Love all the white and layering! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

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  26. Stunning, jaw dropping stunning, love all the details and fabulous interest you placed on each piece. Thanks for joining us on Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it!

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  27. What a stunning creation, Gracie! Love the white on white design! I've been wanting to try a screen card and now you have inspired me to give it a try! Thanks so much for joining the SNSS challenge this week!

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    1. Thanks so very much! I'm glad you were inspired by my project! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Wow! Gorgeous card! I love the monochromatic palette and the diecuts. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Such a gorgeous card. Love the fun fold and the beautiful lacy design. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards challenge blog.

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  30. Gracie, this is a fabulous monochromatic card! I love the dress form die-cut and all of the detail work. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge.

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  31. Wow! Very beautiful this design!
    Hugs from Brazil

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    1. Thanks so much Márcia! I may have a tutorial for this soon, stop by my blog to see if I posted it. And thanks so much for stopping by. I'm from Fortaleza, mas moro faz muito tempo em America Central. Sempre fico alegre cuando encontro alguem do Brasil na comunidade de cardmakers. :D

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  32. WOW this is stunning!! I love the all white and what fabulous die cuts! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC and good luck with the DT call!
    Tammy x

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  33. What a spectacular card! The texture is incredible! I love all of the details. So beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbooker PhD this week! :-D Hugs, Cathy

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  34. Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

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  35. How beautiful. Love the white on white layers, the delicate die-cuts... just so elegant and perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at SNSS.

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  36. Hi Graciellie,
    Love your card, the white on white is just stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at HOC
    Ang HOC DT

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  37. Graciellie, that is a stunningly beautiful card - a real jaw dropping "WOW" creation! How creative to make an accordion fold card into a folding screen card - genius! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at HOC! Ruth x

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  38. This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe - Good Luck!

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  39. This is a work of art. Seriously. I have never seen a card this gorgeous. You were able to get some intricate cutting here. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD.

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  40. This looks like lace art! Very pretty. You are so creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  41. Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!

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  42. Such a gorgeous card Graciellie! I love your design!
    Thanks for sharing your work with us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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