Good morning! Merry Christmas! I will be enjoying the day with kids which I am sure will a lot of fun. So I'll make my post quick. This week's challenge is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's an Anything Goes challenge. Yes, that's what I said. No sketch (*gasp*), but there are some very specific rules that will need to be followed. One being that you really need to challenge yourself.
Here's my challenge. I created a card that I have been very afraid of....
I have admired the concertina fold for a very long time but when I've read the directions, I was pretty much lost. So I watched a great tutorial by Beate on SCS and you know what? It was actually fairly easy. It has it's flaws, but I'll definitely be making these again. I already have my next one thought out.
My Scor-Pal made this card really easy, too. With it's special markings, it took all the guess work out. And the Scor-Tape made this a sturdy, well adhered card.
Now, Beate's tutorial didn't include a sentiment on the inside, but I figured that one out on my own. With a Sentiment Strip die from MFT, it made a cool little banner that I put in with a couple of pop dots.
I'm off now, enjoy the day with my family. I hope you are, too. But I also hope you find some time for yourself to play along with us at TMS.
Stamps/Ink: Alfresco (CTMH), sentiment from Santa's Helper Cocoa (SNSS), Rich Cocoa (Memento), Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Paper: Merry Christmas pack (Echo Park)
Tools: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Cuttlebug, Labels One Nesties, edger punch (EK Success), Mary Ann embossing folder, Die-Namics Sentiment Strips (MFT)
Embellishments: Flower ($1 bin @ Michaels)