Thursday 28 December 2017

Ink & Inspiration Dec Blog Hop - Pick a Pattern

Hi Crafters!  

Welcome to the final installment of Ink & Inspiration for 2017! I have had a lot of fun hopping with this fab crew & can't wait to share in some more good times in 2018. We have a pretty fun list of themes set up for you & some amazing new people joining us! 

You are currently visiting Jessie Holton from Australia. Today we are making a Fancy Fold or 3D project. I have decided to make a fancy fold card as I have always shied away from these & I thought it might be fun to make something a bit different for my nephew's 2nd birthday in early January. I have chosen a dinosaur theme with the bright & super cute Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (DSP). Because what little 2yo boy doesn't like dinosaurs, right?

I think this fold is called a cascade fold but please correct me if I'm wrong haha! I have seen these done a few times & thought it might be a relatively fail safe one to start out with. I have used a Crushed Curry A4 cardstock base & sliced a slope off it where I thought it looked good. Then I divided the length by three & scored for the folds - the scores are at 9.9cm each.

I then cut some fun patterned paper from the Pick a Pattern DSP to fit. I find the easiest way for me to do this is to just hold the paper over the area I want to cover & then use my fingernail to mark where to cut it, rather than measuring it. I've also fussy cut a bunch of the dinosaurs, trees & ferns to create the little scenes. I have used the same dinosaurs, but facing the opposite direction for the middle panel, so whichever side you're looking at, they line up.

I wanted to use some of this cute print with the mountains on it for the background of my dinosaurs, but when the card was closed, a little fox's head stuck out over the top & he looked a bit out of place. So, I have glued a little fern to the back of the front panel so that when you open it up, there isn't just a little fox with a fern stuck on his head haha!

I have used Copper Foil & the Large Letters for 'Max' & Large Numbers framelits for the number 2. The sentiments around the number 2 come from the Numbers for You stamp set & I have used the Layering Circles to cut Whisper White & the scalloped edge Crushed Curry circles. The bubbles come from the coordinating Pieces & Patterns stamp set, inked in Crushed Curry & some of them are stamped off.

The Crushed Curry sentiments on the last panel come from the Pretty Kitty stamp set. I don't usually mix my stamps & product suites like this, but I'm really happy with how this card has turned out for Max. I hope you have enjoyed my card, too. I have also made a custom envelope with the yellow stripe print from the Pick a Pattern DSP & my Envelope Punch Board (not pictured). 

Please make your way around the rest of the crew, I can't wait for you to see what they've got in store for you! You are currently visiting Jessie Holton from Australia.

And here are the products I've used in today's project. Please click the link to go to my online shop & remember to use my December Hostess Code CQ34PK9C so I can spoil you! xx 

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  1. What a great card for Mr 2! Thanks for sharing Jessie!

  2. Perfect, Jessie! I hope to see more fancy folds with your special flair. Thanks for sharing!