Friday, October 30, 2009

Stamp Simply--- grab your accordian!

When I think of accordian cards, I can't help myself, I think polka! I think - 'roll out the barrell... we'll have a barrel of fun!' Well, today's Stamp Simply challenge is both - it's about accordians, and it's about a barrell of fun!

The challenge today courtesy Miss Sharon Johnson is to make a three panel accordian project or card! It can be as large or as small as you like it! Anything goes -- just do a 3 panel accordion card. But beware -- they are ADDICTING! Be sure to check out all the DT girls links to get some GREAT ideas and to get your juices flowing!

Amy, October Guest Designer
Barb-- she's filling in for Jennifer Buck who is taking time off!

This card was also created as a part of the Flourishes Focus this Friday hosted by the ever-so-talented Latisha Yoast! She challenged the rest of the DT to "Color Up the Season!" and to let coloring take center stage. I picked Christmas and.... I picked up my Copics!

For mine, I grabbed a tag accordian card from my stash. I had a pre-made one from the Paper Cut. I know, I cheated! It was actually a 6 panel tag accordian card that I cut in half. I then took some fun Christmas paper and created mats for each panel. The next part was the super duper fun part! I stamped the images from the Drummer Boy set from Flourishes onto Flourishes Classic White card stock. Using the Poppy, Spring Greens, Fields Collections to color up the holly, the drum, the soldier and part of the French Horn. I also have a tad bit of a preview for you here because I used some of the soon to be released Copic collections that Flourishes just got in house! They aren't on the store site yet but.... they will be.... SOON! The collections I used were the Sunflower and Holly collections!

Here's a peek at the solider! The antique gold shade on the soldier's uniform and hat is thanks to the Lionel Gold Copic marker. It was covered over by the Gold Copic Spica Atyou pen for a little glitz! Sorry, my camera didn't pick up that sparkle! I highlighted the laces on the boots with a white gel pen.

Here's a peek at the center panel. The sentiment is from the Christmas Music set and I put it on a punched shape from my Curly Labels Punch from Stampin' Up!
And here's the last panel showing the french horn! That, my friends, is it! A fun tag accordian card literally wrapped up with a bow! I am not sure how I will use this card but I love the sparkle and vibrant color.

Want to see how the other ladies 'Colored Up The Season?' Just hop on over and see.....

Leslie Miller
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