Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sandy Birthday Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Vicky Gould finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Our challenge this week was to use a fun fold of our choice!

As you can see I decided to create an accordion card using Karen Burniston's Fancy Label Accordion Card die set. 

I had an idea to create the background on the main accordion pages using the Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Borders Clear Stamp set. I cut my cardstock slightly larger than each page, stamped the background stamp onto each piece of cardstock using VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder. I then added four different colors of blue Distress Oxide ink to create an ombre Emboss Resist. The first page was stamped on both the front and back of the cardstock as I need both sides of this page decorated.

For the middle page of my accordion card I added a birthday sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Mermaid Song Clear stamp set.

On the first and third pages I decorated the pages using Karen Burniston's Tropical Scene and Sea Animals die sets. 

Here is a look at 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: Ocean Borders; Mermaid Song - Honey Bee Stamps
Paper: Song; Blue
Dies: Fancy Label Accordion; Tropical Scene; Sea Animals - Karen Burniston
Other: Black Ink; Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide; Salty Ocean Distress Oxide; Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide; Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide; Broken China Distress Oxide; Wild Honey Distress Ink; VersaMark Ink; White Embossing Powder; Black Glaze Pen; White Gel Pen; Earth & Sky Stencil - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Copics


Vicky Gould said...

You always make the most amazing cards! This was no challenge for you! Love it!

Liz Williams said...

Truly wonderful as always, and it makes me long for the beach. This summer is going to have to include some beach time.

Lois said...

Cute summer card, Frances! I have this die but haven't used it lately. You've inspired me to pull it out again.

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome sentiment for this amazing beach themed birthday design!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Wonderful fun folding card, but the words made me giggle.......gonna have to use them myself!

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous fold as always so detailed and so much going on - a brilliant card. I've looked at that waves stamp so many times - this might have made me break! :)

Ironlady said...

A perfect folded card edition, love the embossed boarder panels

Karen Aicken said...

I always love to see your accordion cards - this one is great.

jojot said...

wow...this has to be one of my favs evah.....and that is saying

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!