Saturday, February 5, 2011

Getting Creative with Shapes

I have been in a very creative mood lately, trying different techniques and varying my card shapes. Next week, I am hosting a Folding Card Workshop, highlighting "thinking out of the box" card shapes. The easiest one to change is the Stair Step fold. This card uses a 5.5 x 12" cardstock, scored on the 2", 5" and 8" marks, valley/mountain fold. As you can see by the first photo, it easily fits into a standard envie since the card is 4.25 x 5.5". It is also easy to decorate using larger pieces of scrap paper.

Supplies: CTMH cardstock, ink, stamps. Glitter on B'fly, 3d foam tape, Kaiser craft dew drops. DP is misc from scrap bag.

It is for the following challenges:
crazy challenges #52, Happy Birthday and it is this blogs 1yr anniversary
Claudia and company #73, unique fold
Anything challenge: butterflies
my time to craft challenge: #126 flourishes
papertake weekly: anything goes, extra: flowers
for fun challenges: snow or spring? i choose spring!
sew many challenges: #42 anything goes
sweet stamping challenge: spring flowers
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sue said...

a beautiful card love the butterfly thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Marie said...

Great card! Wonderful colours. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Lovely card and colours. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time.

sallysbitz said...

Beautiful card, love the way you have concertinaed it.

Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges.

hugs sally x

~*Joni said...

Oh what a great idea to do a stair step sideways! Beautiful job, the papers are perfect - the class is going to love this new technique. Thank you so much for joining us in our Unique Fold challenge at Claudia & Co. this week.
~*Joni C&Co. DT

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the butterfly and the DP. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

Lionelsa said...

I like the technique you've used and the cute colors.

Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Hristovica said...

Very interesting way of bending. The beautiful soft colors. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge this week. Hug

Helen Dooley said...

How pretty. THanks for the warm thoughts. LOL Good luck! And thanks for playing along on FOr Fun.

Patricia St Martin said...

very creative, Thanks for joining us at For Fun challenges.
Hugs, Patricia

Scrappy Rat said...

What a wonderfully clever card! Thanks for entering it in this week's For Fun Challenge. It's so sweet and springy!

Claire x said...

Gorgeous stepper card - love the swirls and butterflies and pastel colours. Thanks for joining in the fun this time with Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

Val said...

This is a fabulous card - beautiful soft colours.

Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin' this week. Please come back soon.


Jo said...

This is so pretty! :)
Thank you for joining us this week at sweet stampin
Jo xx

paperfun said...

A very pretty card and a great fold.

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.