Sunday, February 23, 2014

An Accordion Fold card! :)

Hi friends,
Today, sharing with you all an Accordion fold card which I have made for my inspiration post at Lulupu where our current challenge #26 is 'Try something New' .I have tried this fold card for the very first time and here's how it looks :                                                            
Here is how it looks when it is opened fully :
A look at some of the inside pages :

I have made a co-ordinating box to keep this card in. Here's a look at it :

This card opens up to 4 inches by 18 inches and I have embellished the front of the card with handmade flowers made using Joy! Crafts flower dies and colored them using Distress inks. Have also used Spellbinder's dies to layer my die-cuts. The corner, the border die are all from Spellbinder's. Unfortunately, don't know the name for this die as it is now, discontinued :( My box measure 51/2 inches by 1/2 inches and there's ample space inside for the card and the ribbon bow on the side. I have created the window using Spellbinder's Square dies and then placed a acetate sheet below the scalloped square.
 I am entering this card in Brenda's 5th Blogoversary Celebration .I would like to mention here that my all time favorite craft items to work with are definitely my Distress inks and my flower dies. I almost always make my own flowers and color them using distress inks :)

Supplies used :
Pattern papers - Prime Rondelle Collection and Prime Romance Novel paper pad.
Embossing folder Provocraft/Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Punches -Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly Punch.
Dies  - Spellbinder's Fluer De lis Square die,  Sags Ironworks Motif Scalloped Squares die, Joy! Crafts Flower dies, Spellbinder's Leaf Foliage die, Cheery Lynn Olive Branches die.
Inks - Distress inks -Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint.
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Stamps - Inspired by Stamping Small Fancy Labels 18,  Micia Hello Girl stamp set.
Kaisercraft Pink flowers, Daisy flowers, Pearls.
                                                                      
Challenges entered :
PPS -All about Love
Itsy Bitsy -Say it with Roses
Allsorts -Ladies Day
Inkspirational Challenge -Bingo (Shaped card, Ribbon or lace, Punches or Dies)
The Card Concept -I have chosen the style Shabby Chic.
Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery Contest - I have used the Inspired by Stamping Small Fancy Labels 18


Hope you all like my card. Please do leave me your comments/ suggestions. I love to hear from you! :)
Have a nice day everyone!
                                          

32 comments:

  1. Another stunning creation Hussena, so much work but worth every moment.

    It would fit in very nicely at Allsorts this week !

    B x

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  2. Hussena, This is absolutely stunning and so well thought out in every way. I also love your window on the box. You must be thrilled with your project.Good Luck with your challenges.
    Julie x

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  3. Wow. Absolutely stunning card. I rarely use that word, but there is no other way to describe it. This must have taken forever to make...well worth it though as it is a beautiful card...one I would hate to give away and would store in the matching box on a shelf in my craftroom! Beautiful example of a floral theme Hussena!

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  4. Very very beautiful Hussena! I love the blooms .they are just stunning!

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  5. Hello again Hussena, I can totally understand your distress inks being a favourite, some with me.

    Thanks so much for joining in my blog celebration with your beautiful card and also Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  6. So much work Hussena and all the pages looking so gorgeous!!!! And what can I say about the box , looks lovely and perfect. This is sure to make an awesome gift for someone special.

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  7. Oh wow, Hussena, this is absolutely stunning!! I love everything about it!! The design is gorgeous and each page is amazing!! Even the box is incredible!! What a fabulous creation!! Love, love it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Gorgeous card. Those colours and flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.

    Nikki

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  9. Gorgeous card Hussena. I so love the pastel shades and these roses are your USP!!

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  10. Oh my goodness! I am almost speechless! Your creation is beyond spectacular. This work of art must have taken you forever to complete. Your attention to detail amazes me! Beautiful colors, a lovely vintage feel that you carry throughout the card....and the special box crafted just for the card is gorgeous.

    I'm thrilled to bits that you chose to share this beautiful project with us at the Card Concept Challenge! Amazing work Hesenna!

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  11. Its Gorgeous ! I just loved the distressing and layering of dies !

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  12. Gorgeous card!! I have made one of these before but its been awhile.
    Love how you decorated your fold out card and love the box you created for the card.
    Very gorgeous and creative card!!

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  13. Gorgeous work! I LOVE the detailing you put in your work!

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  14. Another stunning creation, love, love the details.

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  15. Such a pretty card, almost a book. Beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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  16. This is SO gorgeous! LOVE all the beautiful flowers!

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    1. Thank you for linking up at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

      PS: I'd love for you to pop over to my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy up for grabs! :)

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  17. Pretty, Pretty and too pretty. Love it.. <3

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  18. This is SO lovely, Hussena - I love your flowers and your color choices! What a special card!

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  19. Awesome .. I love love love your work .. always so pretty
    Love
    Isha

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  20. Gorgeous card. Love the dies and flowers. Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

    Nikki

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  21. Hussena, where did you come from? Some planetary card genius place? Gorgeous times 10! And it has its own box. The box needs a box! Just staring in awe.

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  22. This looks divine Hussena. IBS should snatch you up for their DT. They're missing out ;) Again, is that tattered rose and peacock feathers? You're always on the money when it comes to coordinating colors. And the flowers are out of this world. Girl, you should teach me ;)

    And thank you for the sweet comment on my blog :)

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  23. WOW!!! Beautiful Hussena.....the color combination you used so Gorgeous:) Love it so much!!!

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  24. Wow, this is such a pretty card! This is one of those cards that you display on a shelf or mantel, not stashed inside a drawer!

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  25. Thanks for entering this weeks challenge at allsorts tracyx

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  26. Wow... this is fabulous! The die is a beautiful shape and your embellishment with the flowers is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  27. Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing with us at IBS.

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  28. stunningly beautiful colors
    Greetings Baukje

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  29. Oh my goodness this card is just amazing! So many gorgeous details and so much work has gone into this card! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  30. This card is a masterpiece, Hussena. Absolutely gorgeous!

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