Saturday, 19 November 2011

Some Fancy Folding............

I'm here today with a few cards to share that may impress your non-crafty friends as they look harder to make than what they are.
First up we have a Waterfall Card, you can find tutorial for this onsplitcoast stampers , but I found it REALLY hard to follow and suggest follow this easy to follow video on YouTube.......

Front view as it would arrive in the mailbox :)
The bottom being slowly pulled to create the "waterfall" of images...
Side view of images being pulled down.....
Cool huh???? And pretty simple to make once you get the score lines figured out.  I have used papers from MM Twinkle 8x8 paper pack,  I love the colours in this collection, bright but traditional.  I have also used"December 25" clear stamps by KaiserCraft  for my images.
Next up is a simple Gate fold card........
Front view closed
Half open so you can see the split.....
 I didn't get a photo of the inside which is all decorated as the batteries went flat in my camera.  I have used a precoloured image on this card which makes things even easier, it is called "Santa is coming" and is available from The Paper Shelter as both a line and precoloured image.  I have then added highlights with my faithfull  stickles, I don't think I can make a card without using these little lovelies.
I am entering this card in the following Challenges.......
Heidi's Hobbies - Bling & Sparkle
Tiffany Doodles - Glitter & Sparkles
And last but certainly not least we have a kickstand card....
As it would arrive in the mail......
And standing on it's "stand"
I have used the MM Twinkle papers again for this one and added a die cut doily which was cut with THIS Cheery Lynn die.  I have used the December 25 clear stamps again along with some flowers in the corner blinged up a bit with stickles.  The precoloured image ( Santa's Cute Helper from THE PAPER SHELTER) has been cut out with a label die in my cuttlebug.
I am entering this card in the following challenges....

So that is a wrap for me for this time, hope there is something here to inspire you a little

21 comments:

karenw said...

You will be shocked to know I have actually made a waterfall card!! The classic non card maker tackled one of these (just once mind you). But it wasn't nearly as pretty as this one. Gorgeous chrissy card.

i owe you an email as well. talk soon xx

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous cards, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, martina

craftybunny said...

3 fabulous cards. Love the traditional colours and paper choices.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Mary J said...

They are all so fab Louise! Gorgeous colour combos!

Doreen said...

Three fabulous cards.Thanks for sharing them with us at Digi Doodle this week.xxx

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful cards, love the sparkle Louise!

The Mama Monkey said...

How do you get so much done with that family of yours!!??!! These are SO CUTE. Precolored images? Genius! That would be a huge timesaver!

Anne-Marie said...

A fabulous card, the colours are fantastic.

Thank you for joining us at FnF this week.

Anne-Marie x x

HeidisHobbystuggu said...

Gorgeous cards you have made! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu this month!

Linda said...

Fabulous folds on these creations. How do you ever find time to make such beauties with taking care of your babies? Awesome coloring too! Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge this week. **Linda

Winnie said...

A sweet card, thank you for joining our challenge this month at Heidishobbystuggu

Hugs Winnie DT

Samantha said...

Beautiful selection of cards, LOVE the last one and love the music doily too! really pretty!

also a little tip for you if you had put your 2nd card on a different post you could of entered that into our challenge too! as Santa is sledging,

anyway thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our winter sports challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

SAMARA NAVI said...

Wow Louise...you really have outdone yourself!@ You must have been in the craft-a-holic mood! Your creations are fantastic. I've not seen the waterfall card before and love it. The Santa with the split is beautiful! The organization of the card is great and the image is fantastic! Now, for this last one...all I have to say is COOOOOOOOOL! Every single bit of it from one side to the other from the top to the bottom. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The best of luck on the challenges Louse, and of course on ours at Forever Friends. Divine Love, Samara

Diane J said...

What a gorgeous selection of cards, love all the different 'fold' techniques. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends, good luck in the challenge. Love Diane(DT)xx

MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

so beautiful cards….. love the combo and cute image....

Hugs
Bella

Denise and Louise said...

Great waterfall card and I love the image on the front of the gatefold card.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful cards!

Gorgeous colours and a great little 'Snowboarder' for our 'Winter Sport' ABC Christmas Challenge too :)

Thanks for joining in,

Carol x

Carissa said...

Super cute card, wonderful sport image. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Chritmas challenge. Carissa

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Kelly said...

What beautiful creations you have made! You are very talented.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly xxx