Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #178

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)

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Angela said...

Lovely papers and fold...great idea to include the sentiment! Merry Christmas to you!

Judy said...

This is just lovely, and is something I am going to try..I just love all the learning I'm doing in creating these cards.

Blessings to you and a Merry Christmas.


Jessi Fogan said...

I LOVE how this turned out! The edging is gorgeous - and love how you tucked the sentiment in :)

Dawn said...

For being afraid of giving this a try you seriously nailed it! Love this! Hope you had a great holiday!

Patti said...

Very pretty card Melissa, the fold is unique and the papers are such rich colors and trendy patterns.

Patti said...

Oh yes and thank you for hosting the TMS challenge during the holidays- it was fun!

Debbie said...

Your card is gorgeous, Melissa!! Beautiful DPs and this is a wonderful fold!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I've done 3 of these cards and where it looks complicated it really isn't bad at all. Your card is WONDERFUL!!!!!

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