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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

57 thoughts on “Folding Screen Card

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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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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