Thursday, January 25, 2018

Gnome Accordion Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Liz Williams our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off the month with one last challenge. 

Liz has given us what she calls "An easy one for the end of the month" – Show us your favorite technique in card making

Well of course my favorite technique in card making has to be creating interactive style cards of any sort.

It's been a while since I have made an accordion card and it is fun to see that Karen Burniston has released her Fancy Label Accordion card die set again .... I have missed it! Karen has also released a set of two Fancy Flourish Frames to go with the accordion card. This time around Karen has given us 2 of each of the frames which makes it much quicker to die cut the frames when you have a number of pages to decorate.

To decorate my accordion card I have used a stamp set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps called Gnome Home, there is also a coordinating die set to die cut the mushrooms, flowers and grass.

Here is a close up of the first two pages of my accordion ... I just love that gnome peeking out from the top of the mushroom.

I used distress oxide inks to create the sky of each of the panels and die cut the grassy areas using green papers.

Here is a look at the front of the 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:

Karen Burniston:

Stamps: Gnome Home - Prickley Pear
Paper: White; Red; Blue; Yellow
Dies: Fancy Label Accordion; Fancy Flourish Frames - Karen Burniston;  Gnome Home Coordinating dies - Prickley Pear
Other: Black Ink; Broken China Distress Oxide; Foam Tape; Copics


MiamiKel said...

This card is a gem! You always have the most interactive cards with so much going on - love it! The colors are so bright and vivid and those are some cute gnomes and 'shrooms!

Vicky Gould said...

What a bright, fun interactive card! What's not to love. The little gnomes and mushrooms are colored to perfection...exactly what we expect from you Frances! Love, love, love!

Ironlady said...

I too have missed Karen's dies,love the fancy frames and as usual your selection of stamps tell a wonderful story.

kReN said...

I love the patterns and colors! So cheerful. Great project!

Lynn McAuley said...

Frances, you are the queen of fabulous interactive designs!! I absolutely love this one with its fun gnomes and frilly frames!!

Lois said...

Love your cute, colorful accordion card. Those gnomes are adorable!

Liz Williams said...

You are the master of these fabulous accordion cards. Your bright colors and cute gnomes jumping out all over this card is just delightful.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

You have absolutely outdone yourself with this wonderful gnome card. I expected an interactive card. WOW!

jojot said...

I just knew a fancy fold would show up from you, are the Queen Mother of Fancy it

Karen Aicken said...

Fun fun fun - you did a great job with this die!

Betty B said...

Love the bright colours! and the cute gnomes. Always nice to see KB's accordion cards.