Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Better With Age

** 8/15/15 Top 5 at House of Cards! **

Hello, all my crafty friends! I've some great news to share today... I've been invited to guest design with Crafting by Designs for the month of August! Woot-woot! How cool is that?! Come play with us in our August Anything Goes challenge!

As you have undoubtedly seen in many blog posts over the last couple months, I'm a fancy fold fiend.  ;) I made my first-ever teepee card for this challenge and I absolutely loved creating it! I've seen quite a few of them around blogland over the years and always thought they looked complicated. Well, NOT - they are super easy and sure pack a powerful punch!


I used three coordinating papers and a stamp duo from Gina K Designs. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir, cut out with a stitched circle die and layered on a slightly larger stitched circle die. I added a few tiny gemstones for a little interest. Love the sentiment - "Like a fine wine, our friendship gets better with age."


I outlined the entire image with a clear Wink of Stella pen which really makes it sparkle.


Here's the second side - more gorgeous paper and flat-back pearls.


And finally, here is a view of the third side. I just love these papers!


This teepee card unsnaps (I used a thin magnet closure) and folds flat for mailing. Love, love, love!


I'd love to enter my teepee card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Powder Blue and Navy; Stampin' Up! Mossy Meadow (#133676); GKD Floral Essentials 6x6 paper pack
  • Stamps: GKD Better With Age stamp duo
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir- DG2, DG3, TB2, TB4
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circles dies
  • Accessories: Wink of Stella clear pen, blue gemstones, white flat-back pearls, 1/2" magnet

I hope you've found some inspiration to play in our August Anything Goes challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful creation! Love the image and color scheme! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

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  2. Beautiful....thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday..
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner
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  3. A gorgeous card Leslie, a super design with fabulous papers........your image is so beautifully coloured and lovely details!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  4. Very pretty! Your fold is absolutely fabulous--and your coloring is awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  5. Love that TeePee card - I have been wanting to try one! I like the sentiment layering too - I thought it was folded too, but it is pretty clear it is flat - COOL idea! Your coloring is first rate! We love that you share your designs & creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
    ~ginny,
    DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG / Shabby Chic]
    Owner: RubberMAD at [GettyCollection.com]

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  6. Gorgeous card Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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  7. Fabulous fold and beautiful card. So glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna HOC DT

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  8. This is beautiful! I love the fold on this card too, how fun!

    Love the new family pics. Your granddaughter looks so sassy, beautiful young lady :o)

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  9. What a nice card. I love the way you color it and the layout of it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

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  10. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again.
    DT-Anneke

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  11. What a great teepee card - and love the colors you chose to work with - absolutely stunning.

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  12. Wondeful card! I have never seen one like this before. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner this week!
    -Mari K.
    Crafty Gals DT

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