Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tickled Pink

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Liz continues to issue the challenges.

We are coming up on June 21st, the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). In honor of that, let’s make long cards for this week’s challenge.

Of course down here where I live the 21st June will actually be our shortest day of the year, but I think I preferred making a long card rather than a short one haha.

When I first thought about this challenge, I did think of making a tall or long narrow card. But just before I got down to making my card I realised that an Accordion Card could also be classed as a long card .... mine is a lot longer than any other card I could make haha ... so I decided to create an Accordion card combining the Katie Label Accordion Card and Rectangle Accordion Card die sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Normally when I make an Accordion card I would make my card with either 2 or 3 pages, but seeing this was a 'long' challenge I decided to use 4 pages and I also ended up adding the Decorative Doily from the Paris Edges set which makes my card a little longer. When it is opened this card measures approx 11 1/4 inches. Long enough??

To decorate my card I decided to play with a new die and stamp set I purchased recently from MFT Stamps. And seeing it was flamingos and pink sentiments, I kept with the pink theme for my card. 

Here is a closer look at the last two pages and the decorate edge of my card. To cover the join where the decorative edge is attached I added a Pink Glitter Border Peel Off Sticker from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I also added Pink Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to the hearts.

And finally the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Tickled Pink - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Pink; Bright Pink; Spark DP; Attraction DP - Authentique; Cool Summer DP - Carta Bella; Back to Basics DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Katie Label Accordion; Rectangle Accordion; Paris Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Flamingos - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Pink Glitter Dots Peel-Off Stickers - ECD; Pink Glitter Border Peel-Off Stickers - ECD


Maryann said...

omg Frances this is adorable, I have a friend that would just love this flamingo card.It is certainly longer than a normal card.

Vicky Gould said...

Cute as cute can be...pretty in these colors to compliment your flamingos!

Liz Williams said...

Such a fun and fabulous card, Frances. Your cards never fail to delight and bring on the smiles.

Joanne (jojot) said...

absolutely this is a longgggg card. And it is a beauty with all the pink

Lynn McAuley said...

Sensational papers on this exquisite die cut design, Frances! What a stunner! Someone will be truly tickled pink when they receive this on their birthday!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

SUch fun die cuts with these long-legged flamingos!!

Lois said...

So pretty, Frances! And you made your accordion card a bit longer by adding that die-cut piece at the end!

Karen Aicken said...

Frances I LOVE this!! I am restraining myself on those flamingos, until I see a card like this. Fabulous work!!

Karen Aicken said...

Frances I LOVE this!! I am restraining myself on those flamingos, until I see a card like this. Fabulous work!!

S@ndy Diller said...

Frances - this card is fantastic! Love the way you mixed the card styles and the colors are just wonderful.