Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Christmas Card in January

I really enjoy working on the challenges at Christmas Card Challenges. I usually don't have the time to get one done each week though. But today, we didn't do any of the dogs' classes and stayed home, so I had a little extra time.

This week's challenge is Challenge #7 - Flourishes. It's also reveal day at The Paper Variety. Their challenge this time around is to use a fan fold embellishment on your paper project.



I have never made a fan fold embellishment before, so I had to look for a how-to video. I had watched a couple in the past, but I was always a little intimated to give it a try. Well, today I was successful. The video I watched today was from Splitcoast Stampers.

I also wanted to use a sketch, so I checked a couple of site. I found one that I loved at Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog.


And here is what I came up with....


I inked the edges of all of my papers. I also used 2 different scallop punches, so this card will qualify as a Card Challenge entry at Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.

Since I used a new to me technique (fan folded embellishment), I am also entering this card Crafty Creations Challenges for their Something New challenge. And I will also enter the card into the current challenge at Little Scrap Pieces with is Anything Goes.

12 comments:

Karen said...

Hi Sue thanks so much for entering this in my Challenge at Little Scrap Pieces. Love what you did on the bottom of your card very creative. Wonderful muted colors and the swirl of pearls is stunning. Karen

Vicki said...

Very pretty card. Great job with your first fan fold embellie.

Caroli said...

Wow! your first fan folded embellishment, congrats!! Aren't they simple and lovely?
Your card came out so cute, love the pearly swirl and of course the rosette :)
Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety.

L.B. said...

Love your card...the different papers and the joy to the world all look great I saved this sketch for when inspiration hits me on it (usualy form papers!)

Theresa said...

great card. great job on your first fan fold, it looks great. i like the new look of your blog.

TeenaBugg38 said...

Beautiful card Sue!! I love the scalYou did an excellent first time fan fold....I can't get them right for the life of me, its like folding a map, I just cant do it....LOL

Suzy said...

Love that you are making a Christmas card a week :) This one turned out very pretty! Thanks for sharing your rosette embellishment at The Paper Variety :)
- Suzanne, TPV cofounder

cbuswell said...

Great Christmas card, love the rosette! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

Margo said...

I love the pearl flourish!
Thanks for joining CCC Flourishes challenge this week!

Kristie said...

Pretty card, Sue! I love that pearl swirl :) Love the new look of the blog too!

RiNNE said...

So very pretty!! Your flourish is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at CCC!

Sandi said...

Sue, I just love your card and good for you starting on next year's cards already. Your fanfold flower looks professionally done....thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety and good luck in all the challenges.