Monday, July 25, 2011

Denny and Her Dog

Today I have the last card I've made in my stint as Guest Designer at Karber Digital for July.  I've used another new-to-me type of's a "joy fold card" and it was a lot of fun to put together but seriously difficult to get the effect into a photo!

I found this tutorial on Splitcoast's brilliant, so clear and easy to follow.  The plan was to enter a couple of challenges that had Fancy Folds as their theme guessed it - missed the deadline!  Never mind, it's added to my catalogue of card types :-)  Likewise the interesting choice of hair colour: Make It Colourful had Do Wild Coloured Hair...this is pretty wild but note the "had" - again, never mind -it made me go outside of my comfort zone...and anyway it means I can enter the ABC Challenge this time around which is Y is for Yesterday (I've used the P is for Pink challenge from November 2008; you don't get much pinker than this, lol)
Digital Tuesday had this great fitted in really well with the joy fold.  
The image is "Pet Denny" from Karber Digital, she's coloured up with Copics with Ice Stickles on the bag and dog collar and gloss on her sunnies.
Sweet Stampin' has F F F F Fashion as its theme, Denny's the epitome of fashion in my opinion, so she's in!
Some of the papers are from Echo Parks Walk in the Park collection, one of the pads I bought with a voucher I won...I'll be cracking out some of my other newbies very soon!  and some is American Crafts City Park collection...which I won from Tracey; sounds like I win all the time, lol
I've used stripy ribbon from my stash - definitely bought that :-) to tie in with the stripy paper behind the image.
The mat is cut using my new Wonky Squares Nestabilities die and backed up with a mat from DCWV Endless Summer mat's nice and glittery.  Totally Gorjuss has Die Cuts and Punches so I'm in.  Everything is mounted on American Crafts hot pink cardstock, ...lots of layers here, which is just as well as Creative Craft Challenges has 3D it as its challenge theme.
I've put a few extra photos in to try and show (for those who don't already know, of course!) how this type of card "works"...I'm not sure I've managed it to be honest, you'll just have to check out the video tutorial.

I've added a lovely metal butterfly as a "stopper" for the front of the card to tuck under, so I'll be entering Flutterby Wednesday's Open challenge.  Stamp Something wants us to Stamp Something Embellished, as well as my butterfly I've used a great metal embellishment inside the's actually recycled from one of my son's 30th birthday cards from earlier this year and is probably going to go to my niece who is thirty in a few days (I've made this card for her, but I'm not entirely convinced it's "her"; time will tell - as in if I don't get time to make another this card will be PERFECT, lol)
Well, that's it for my probably-my-nieces-birthday-card.  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee.


Tracey T said...

Fabulous card, Donna. I love the image and the joy fold design is wonderful - I haven't seen this before but will have to have a go myself! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Vicky said...

I love it hun...! Cool image, great colours and super layout gorgeous sweetie...!

thanks also for joining us at Sweet Stampin' and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Wedgie said...

Fabulous card, I love it - perfect for the fashion challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love the colour combo and all the lovely details. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Fiona said...

wonderful card, fab papers and image, Your colouring is excellent and I love that pink hair!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Danni said...

This is so fun!! Great job! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Brenda said...

Seriously amazing card. I love her pink hair! Love your fabulous design. I love how you took the joy fold card to another level!! Love, love, love it!

Ellie said...

What a stunning creation! Such beautiful and bright colors and gorgeous papers!
So happy you joined us last week at our sketch challenge at digital tuesday, hope we see you again this week for our "gardens with things with wings challenge".

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Donna, what a fab image too.

Berenice R. said...

Hi Donna! Your card is stunning. Love all the details about it. I just sent you an email :)

sandra's crafty corner said...

lovely card hun i absolutely love that image she is amazing, thanks so much for joining us at creative craft challenges and for the support during our move, good luck in the draws and hope to see you back soon,
hugs sandra CCC DT

Elke said...

wow what a stunning card. will have to check out SCS to find the tutorial.

Thanks for joining us over at CCC. Best of luck

Elke XX