Friday, October 23, 2009

Flourishes Friday... Fancy Folds!

Hi all! It's Friday, which means it's time for another Flourishes Friday and this one is all about Fancy Folds! Christine Okken is heading up the Flourishes Newsletter today and she has a fabulous tutorial on a fancy fold card that is just too.... FUN! So, click HERE to see what she is up to today!

My card today is a fold I've done before here on my blog! In fact, I have a tutorial HERE on the card in a box. I learned this fun card/box when I first started to stamp ages ago and I am thinking it was orginially a Stampin' Up pattern.

Now... my show and tell! Here is my box/card closed. I used the Doves and Holly - a new set recently released from Flourishes. I stamped it in Vivid Taupe ink and colored it with some of the new Pastel Copic markers.

I used BGOOOO, WOO, RVOOOO and then I added in some RVOO and RVo2 for the berries. I sponged some Antique Linen Distress Ink around my oval and also added some sparkle from a Stardust Gel Pen to my berries as well. The scalloped oval and oval were made with a Classic Petite Oval and Oval Petite Scallop Nestabilities dies. Add some pearlized paper, some Champagne Pearls and some paper piercing and that's it for the front! Here's a look at the card/box open. I stamped the sentiment in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then stamped some of the single holly leaves next to the sentiment and colored them up the same way as I did in my dove image. Add some champagne pearl paper, a fun corner punch and some self stick pearls and that's the inside of the box!
Here's a close up of my image. Can you see the sparkle? Again, if you want to check out the step by step tutorial, all you need to do is click HERE!

Don't forget to see what other fancy folds the Flourishes DT cooked up this week! They are all over the top stunning!

Cindy Lawrence has done an Easel Fold Card
Latisha Yoast has made a Criss-Cross Fold Card
Laura Fredrickson has done a Swing Card
Leslie Miller has an Accordian Gate Fold
Stacy Morgan has a Wallet Tri-fold to show you.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you back here soon!


Karen W said...

Julie this is just so soft and pretty, these new sets and the new silk ribbons are just so gorgeous. Beautiful card!!

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful card Julie, I'll definitely be printing out this tutorial, I've never seen a box card, I love it!

denise g. said...

How pretty! Like how it appears to go flat for mailing. That pearlized paper is sure classy. Happy Weekend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How cool is this! Very creative.... Beautifully done Julie! I am going to need to try this sometime!

NancyK said...

I love what you have made here and using that beautiful dove image makes it a perfect holiday box. I've tried to do these boxes before but mine never looked right - I'll have to try it again for the holidays!

Samara Navi said...

Now how cool is that!!!

Leslie Miller said...

What a neat concept this is, and your image is so soft and pretty. This has such a vintage feel to it -- the first time I've seen this Dove and Holly set used in this style. I love it, Julie!

ChristineCreations said...

Julie this is SO creative, I was looking forward to seeing it from your description. Definitely one I want to try. And I love the soft colors for the doves looks fabulous in most any palette hey?

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Latisha said...

So pretty Julie!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card! I love the soft colors you used for this stamp. And this is the first box card that I actually like. I haven't made one of those in ages!
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