Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Joy Fold Card

I haven't made a Joy Fold card for ages, so I thought I'd make one today.
To make the card base, I cut an A4  piece of white linen card along the length, 5" wide and scored at 7".  This gave me a finished card when folded of 5" x  7".  I embossed a purple piece of card with a Creative Expressions 'Art Deco Rose Swirl' embossing folder.  The stamped image is an old wood mounted Francoise Read stamp, 'Glasgow Rose Garden'. I stamped the image with Memento 'Tuxedo Black', before colouring with Promarkers.  I die cut the image with a Memory Box 'Stitched Square' die. A brad keeps the card closed.  To finish off my card, I added a few clear gems to the image where there were dots in the design.

This photo shows the card open, revealing the tiny punched butterfly for added interest and the space to write a message.

I am joining in the following challenges:
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/80-butterflies-b-is-for-bingo-lines.html


31 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Liz...fab design and colour!

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  2. This is so beautiful!! I love the fold!! The papers and colors are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. I love the purple color and embossing details, and those whimsical little flowers are adorable! It's a dotty delight :)

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  4. This is a very interesting card design Liz and I love the purple and the pretty flowers and the embossed panel is beautiful. x

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! I love Mackintosh style designs and the colour scheme is perfect with them
    Jane

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  6. I'd completely forgotten about this way of constructing a card - interesting and something a bit different. Love the colours and of course it has worked really well for the butterfly challenge.

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  7. A really pretty card Liz, in my favourite colours too!
    Not a design I have ever tried before, so must put it on my list to try!
    Janice x

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  8. Like the shape and those beautiful roses! They look great in these colours! Hope you have a sunny day!

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  9. A gorgeous card Liz, I love the fold, the colours you've used and also the wonderful stamp too.

    Sue xx

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  10. Love this card Liz but not as much as the one received. I like making joy fold cards. They always look so impressive and to my mind the wow factor. Thank you for fluttering into my bingo lines challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant design card not tried one of these.
    Love the Mackintosh theme and wonderful embossed panel, and of course that super stamped image .
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  12. Beautiful Liz! I love that color..I have had a hard time finding a purple I like since SU retired lovely lilac. What is it?

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    1. I have trouble finding purple card too. This came from The Paper Warehouse in Kendal (UK) It looks a different colour on their website, but we had a short break up there last year and I was able to visit their shop and see the card IRL. x

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  13. I have never used this folding, thanks for the inspiration! Love the purple tones and the gorgous embossing! Fab decò flowers, too!

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  14. Beautiful card, I don't remember seeing that fold before, but it looks fab. That stamp is glorious and of course I love the purple tones x

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  15. This is a lovely card Liz. I like the stamp and embossing folder you used and the shades of purple are always favourite with me.
    Jean x

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  16. Fabulous card design Liz. lovely embossing and stamping.
    Pam x

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  17. Hi Liz

    I love this fold of card too and you have used a fabulous image.

    I saw alongside one of the comments above that you struggle to get purple card you are happy with.

    It might be worth you having a look at PDA Card and Craft (www.pdacardandcraft.co.uk). They have a fabulous range of card and you can buy small swatches of the various types they sell, so you know you are ordering exactly what you want.

    Hope this helps.

    Love Jules xx

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    1. Thanks Jules, I'll check it out. xx

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  18. What a lovely surprise when I scrolled down and saw how the card opened...Love it!

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  19. Fabulous card Liz and thank you for the tutorial. I shall be having a go at this one. Shabneez

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  20. I echo so many of the comments above - I love the colours and the way you have co-ordinated the various tones. I am a fan of Françoise Read designs- wish I had this one in my stash! x Anne

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  21. Your card is beautiful, Liz! I love the color and I just love the name "Joy Fold!" (I think I say that every time!) Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  23. Beautiful card and love the style of card.
    luv
    Debby

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  24. beautiful card Liz and that fold is indeed a JOY...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy the rest of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  25. It's a lovely card Liz. I really like the fold a nd the colours are very pretty. Barbxx

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  26. A lovely creation for our June challenge at Penny Black and More Liz, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  27. Such a great design with lovely colours. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Beckie x

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  28. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

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