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Coastal Inspiration – Accordion Window Card

Hello everyone. This has been a very challenging week for me, physically. I’ve struggled with lots of back pain and have rested as much as possible. Today I was feeling relatively better, so I decided to create a card for the current Mod Squad challenge, which theme is: Coastal Inspiration. The very talented Laurie is hosting the challenge this week. So I designed an accordion window card for her!
 

I went for warm colors and a very classic design. I used Gina K. Designs’ Little Things Duo stamp set, that I recently got from the store. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers from various sets (Browns, Pale Hues, Essentials). To create that contour shading on the bird, I simply used the blender to remove all the browns I had colored it with first. I did use the softer tones of browns mostly. Also I sponged both the image and the card itself with Distress Ink in Old Paper.  

For the front of my card, I stamped handwriting fragments very roughly with Distress Ink in Old Paper and I heat embossed some in gold. The I die cut a circle to create a window on the center. Next I dry embossed the front, to add texture. And finally I added all the embellishments. I embellished the card with paper cord, gross grain ribbon, burlap ribbon and a vintage button. I finished my design with a heat embossed gold sentiment on vellum, that I adhered from the inside of the front of the card.

I hope you like my card. I thought I’d never finish it, because we are having so many blackouts in my country right now. We had 3 short ones while I was making this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks to Laurie for such a great challenge!

This card is participating in:
Coastal Inspiration – Mod Squad Challenge
It’s all about the Texture – Southern Girls Challenge
Anything Goes – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps

Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday
Stamps & Die Cuts – Stamplorations Blog 

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Accordion Bookmark Card

Hello and welcome to a new post for Ewe-N-Me Printables! As always, my mission is to inspire you to use your digital files in a creative, original way. Today, I’m using Bookmarks – Bring Flowers. I like the floral design these bookmarks have and I loved the fact that in the file you get when you purchase it, the bookmarks are next to each other, which makes this project really easy to make.

I printed the file twice, scored as shown above and adhered one of the images to the back of the other. That way the floral images show in any direction one opens the card.

To finish the design I added some ribbon, stamps, die cuts and fused string pearl beads on top, instead of the usual ribbon.

I really hope you enjoyed this project! Please visit the store and check out the infinite amount of digital files available… I know you’ll find something you like at a very affordable price! If you’d like to purchase this specific image, click here.

If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment here or at my blog.

Thanks for your visit!

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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