Monday, April 16, 2012

SweetStamps #61: Double Dutch Fold

Happy Tuesday!!!
Today at SweetStamps we have an exciting new challenge for you!!
This weeks challenge is:
I have to admit that I have never seen this fold of a card done before, so I was really excited after I watched the tutorial at Splitcoaststampers.
The instruction were very easy, the hardest part for me, was bringing the card together. 

Here is my card sample:
Here is a side view of the frame on dimensions. 
The beautiful image is one of the new stamps that were released two ago. 
This is the Carnation flower stamp.  These rubber stamps are big and so full of beautiful detailing, which makes it fun and easy when it comes time to shading.  I colored the image with my Copic markers and then I added Creative Inspiration Paint- BLUSH to the image.  I then trimmed the imaged, because I didn't want to cut it off, every part of this image was important to keep. :) 
The card was created with one  8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and the layers are Neenah white cardstock and the beautiful patterned paper is Limited Edition: Bird Song paper pack.  I used my Spellbinders to create the frame and to cut the natural burlap.  I added foam dots to the frame, added the pearls, then the image. 

I think that it came together beautifully and I am sure that I will be using this fold again. 
So I hope that you will try out the Double Dutch Fold and participate in this weeks challenge.

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You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLink at the end of the post. Please do not link to your main blog, we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to the SweetStamps blog.

Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra in the challenge.  Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStamps to your blog post. 
Next week's challenge is: STAMPED FRAME.

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  1. Gorgeous! I love the coloring and shimmer, and the Carnation looks great on the burlap layer!

  2. Stunning card! love the colours you have used and the stamps are gorgeous

  3. Lovely card! Love the color combo.

  4. What a beautiful card!! LOVE the layout and colors you used!! Love the shimmer!

  5. Calypso this is beautiful! Love the coloring of the carnation and the CIP on top for shimmer. I also like the burlap behind the flower!! Great job!

  6. I love the texture behind the flower so perfect!
    Beautiful design

  7. Your colors and coloring are so pretty! I love the color in the flower- and the burlap backing is so cool! The touch of shimmer- awesome!

  8. Gorgeous design and colors!!!! Wow you did a beautiful job on this card!!!! Way to go!!!!

  9. Love this! Thank you for joining us at iCopic this week! :)

  10. What a fun spring card! Thank you for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles this challenge! Be sure to check Monday for our new challenge!

  11. Beautiful job! I love the double dutch fold! Thank you for joining us at iCopic!
    Marie XX

  12. Love how you colored the Carnation and added the CI paints. Love the dimension you added to the frame and the stitching on the card.

  13. Gorgeous! Love the coloring on the flower and the stitching too. Such an elegant card.