July 7, 2007

JOYFOLD CARD ALA BEATE

Happy Saturday everyone! Although, I have to say, now that I don't "work" anymore, the weekend does not seem to hold as much importance as it once did - I am sure that will change once the kids start school again though! I thought I would try my hand an Beate's card challenge which was a joyfold card. I love Beate's creations so I hesitated to post this but then I decided WHY NOT??!! So, here it is:



I had never done one of these before so I was quite excited that I managed to put it all together and make it work :-) I am a very visual person and Beate does a wonderful job of providing stepbystep pics in her tutorials. Love that woman! Check out her blog if you haven not already done so - she is amazing! Anyway, back to the card. For the base I used wild wasabi, and the cover and the inside are done using the baroque patterned paper (love it!) The flap is made with river rock which on the outside is stamped with the flowers from the baroque motifs set. The center flower is stamped in versamark and embossed with clear emboss powder and accented with dazzling diamonds. The smaller flowers are also stamped in wild wasabi both on the inside and outside of the flap. Then I stamped the large doodle in wild wasabi and added some glitter highlights on the inside of the flap. I paper pierced around every part of this card - I can't help it, I love doing it! Then, I stamped the last flower in the set on wild wasabi paper in the same color, cut it out, popped it up on dimensionals, and added one of SU!s new circle rhinestone brads (I used the green ice). Voila - finito! I think it turned out okay, but most of all, I am happy that I gave it a shot! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

5 comments:

beate said...

Girl, you are making me blush with your kind words! I love your card! The color combo looks wonderful. I love all the sparkles. Thanks for trying out the challenge. Hugs and smiles

Vicki said...

Oooh, got to see this one. It is gorgeous. So very pretty. First time seeing a gate card. Love how it goes together. Off to check out Beate's blog.

mum on the run said...

Really pretty card, love the sparkly stuff!!

Shannon McGann said...

This is such a pretty, sparkly card! I love it!

Heather said...

Your card is beautiful! Love all the sparkle. :)