Monday, August 1, 2011

Napkin Fold Card

I've gotten behind on my cards and commenting. I attended a funeral Friday, out of town, for my husband's brother-in-law. The only good part about it was we got to see some relatives we don't see very often. My husband's family is scattered all over the U.S. Fortunately, this person was from Alabama so we didn't have to travel too far. The deceased was an awesome person and was an engineer and a pilot in the Air Force, from which he he retired. He loved flying so much and built an airplane hangar after retiring so he could store his plane and rebuild wrecked planes. He was an inventor and contributed greatly to society.  He will be missed!

The Queen for the Day on Splitcoasterstampers is Carol aka Gingerbeary8. I cased this beautiful, napkin fold card of Carol's. You can find her tutorial for this card here on SCS.

I am using some very pretty dp and ruined part of it and had to go to coral thick, dbl sided paper to finish the card. I chose coral because some of the flowers are that color on the inside, shown here:
I will add a white sheet of paper for writing on top of part of the dp. I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page called woodland branch and a Spellbinders Shapeabilities floral doily motif die cut. The swirls are puffy stickers from Me and My BIG Ideas.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #77-Bling it Up
Craft Us Crazy-Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges #45-ribbon
Frosted Designs-circles (mine is the die cut)

Recipe:
Stamps: Jo-Ann Stores $1 bin
Paper: PTI cardstock, BoBunny coral dot, Crate Paper Portrait Collection-Bouquet
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Dandelion
Accessories: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Doily Motif die, Martha Stewart punch around the page-woodland branch, Copics, Me & My BIG Ideas puffy stickers, crystal Stickles

15 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

I've been wanting to this for ages but I don't have a around the page punch as yet.. :-( This is just so beautfiful.. Love the patterned paper you've used.. and so are those lovely blooms.. handmade?

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh Benzi this is so beautiful !! Love it. Saving it for inspiration

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Bernie said...

Wow this is stunning! Love the colors and all the embellishments. Those flowers are gorgeous.
Blessings Bernie

Lori Apgar said...

Bautiful card with beautiful flowers on it!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our circle challenge this week!!

Carol L said...

WOw Benzi!! What a spectacular creation this is! I love the colors and DP, and those puffy swirls are awesome! You did a terrific job with this one!!
I'm behind on cards and comments too........I'm just in a rut and don't feel creative at all :( If you see my mojo wandering around, please send it home :)

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Benzi! Wish I had the patience to do something like that. I love that little bird and you've done such a good job painting him! I'm sorry to hear about your BIL. Glad you could go to the funeral and spend time with family.

Julie Hoffman said...

I am picking my chin up off the floor...this is amazing! Love the awesome napkin fold layout and the gorgeous papers and flowers! So sorry for the loss in your family (((HUGS)))

I know what you mean about being behind on cards and commenting! It can be a full time job!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, what a stunner Brenda!! The design is so interesting and lovin your pretty matching flowers too! Must have taken aaaaaages to make!
Sorry to hear about your BIL ... he sounds like he was a very interesting guy.

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

So stunning!
Really love this card!

Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy!
Hugs
Genevieve

Kristin said...

This is amazing! I love teal and orange together! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us this week at Frosted Designs.

CraftyGirl said...

This is a stunning card! I love the way it folds together! Thanks for taking on our circle challenge at Frosted Designs this week!

barb :)

Stressed Stamper said...

Great very clever- Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah - Stressedstamper

Joanne (jojot) said...

you truly captured the essence of Carol's style and yet made it your own....beautiful creation and such an interesting fold

Colleen Dietrich said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband's BIL. He sounded like a terrific guy.

Your card is blowing me away! You've really honored CArol by attempting this card, which I am not brave enough to try.

Shirley said...

One of my favorite folds and yours is wonderful!! How sad about your loss.