Double Fold Card - Cardabilities #101

June 15, 2014

Hello and welcome to a new challenge post for Cardabilities. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Still, I'm excited to share with you a new project using this fabulous sketch: 

As always, five designers will be chosen and featured on Cardabilities during the next reveal. So, to motivate you to join the challenge, I made this double fold card:

Spellbinders: Gold Elements One, Small Labels, Large Labels, A2 Matting Basics A
Graciellie Design Paper - Summer Joy
Prima stamps - Lady Bird

Adhesives: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Uhu glue stick, Elmer's glue all
Merletto pearls and crystals
Other generic materials
Cardstocks: Lezard in soft yellow, Feuille in sand beige, Linen in white
5/8" and 7/8" gross grain ribbon in sand beige
1/4" gold edge satin ribbon in vintage gold

To make this card I cut a regular card base and then added one more piece to complete the double fold. After covering the front with patterned paper, I die cut a label shaped window which also frames the image that is attached to the inner fold. To achieve the sketch I used a flourish and some ribbon. And to accent the design I distressed the front of the cardbase with ink and folding.

For the second fold I created a filigree pattern that lets you see through to the inside of the card and added some ribbon. Finally the inside is layered with beige cardstock, where you can write a message or add an inner sentiment. I like how you can see a hint of all those inner layers through the front window.

I was trying to achieve a victorian/vintage look for a summer card. Yellow will be my new pink this summer (I hope) :D Also with the Fifa World Cup going on just now, yellow is possibly in eeeveryone's mind. I know many look forward to winning the cup this time, but we are going to win it again! lol. Both my countries are competing (Honduras / Brazil), so it will be one exciting cup.

Once more I had lots of fun working with this great sketch and playing with my new digital paper pack. I hope you too feel inspired by the sketch and try it out. To join our challenge all you need to do is visit Cardabilities blog, follow instructions and link up your creation. I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Have a wonderful and creative week! Hasta la próxima...

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes - Simon Says Monday Challenge

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13 comentarios

  1. Hello my dear! You made such unique card! I love it! :) xoxo
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

  2. Amazing card, simply stunning :) I love the idea :)

  3. Beautiful card - love your elegant, vintage style! Thanks so much for visiting my blog too :)

    1. Thanks so much! And you're very welcome Sarah...

  4. Beautiful card Gracille!!!
    Love the style!
    Kissies :)

  5. Wow, Gracie - you are always doing such interesting things with your dies. Love the fold and the colors, it's such a pretty card!

  6. I love this card... I have to use this sketch.. it's great..
    Laura D.

    1. Please do! There's plenty of time to join the challenge too! :D Very glad you stopped by!

  7. Gorgeous vintage style card! Glad Darnell introduced us to you! Have a great day!

    1. Thank you Donna! I'm so glad you stopped by.

  8. What a wonderful card. Love the delicate die cut backing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  9. Gracie,
    Amazing card. Love the detailled accents. Not your usual colors, but you did an amazing job.


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