Thursday, October 3, 2013

Challenge 120 - Fun Folds!

Hello Ai Fans! Welcome to a new challenge!

First, let's get started with our winners from last week!

Our Top Spot goes to ...
Congratulations Sue! Our team loved your vibrant colors and awesome easel! Contact to claim your $50 prize pack!

We also have two honorable mentions! Contact kate@artimpressions for a free stamp set of your choice!
Our honorable mentions go to ...

This week, we're releasing our newest additions to our TryFolds line!

In honor of our big launch, we're hosting a "Fun Folds" challenge! Any card that has a different fold style will work. Whether from the card base (such an an easel, twisted, trifold, shutter, etc.) or on the card (pinwheels, rosettes, pop up pieces, etc.), include a couple fun folds for an awesome new style!

Today's featured designer is Karen Day

"It's Karen with you today, sharing two cards that I've made using the newly released "Sleepy Santa TF (sku#4341)".

Caution!  Multiple photos ahead... There are a few (easy) steps involved in making a tri-fold card, so I took photos at every step of the way to give you a clear idea of the process.  The packaging that comes with your stamp set contains all the measurements you'll need to stamp it accurately.  I started with a piece of 11" x 5 1/4" white cardstock, scored in 3 5/8" from each side:
I've stamped the fireplace image in the middle section, about 1/2" down from the top.  The tree and Santa are done on the backside of the paper, 1 3/4" and 2" down from the top - you might see my pencil marks that I used as a stamping guideline.

I've used Copics to colour my cards, here's a close-up of the tree:

After colouring, I cut down the score marks, and around the images, leaving a halo of about 1/16".  I applied adhesive to the center rectangular panel, and glued it down to my base:

Copic markers bleed through cardstock, so I've cut white backings and glued them to the backsides of the tree & Santa, and I stamped my sentiment under the fireplace:

I wrapped two pieces of twine around the card and tied them in a bow to hold my card shut:
The wonderful thing about the Try-Fold stamp sets, are that the images stand on their own - so here is a regular folded card using just the Santa image:

Aren't these cards AMAZING! Thanks for sharing, Karen!

Also, we have a new promotion at!

Here are the challenge rules ...
 Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!


Cynthia said...

Yippee! So excited to see my card as an Honorable Mention. Thanks ladies!

Maureen Morton said...

A big congrats all around! And, Karen - your coloring is over the moon! Thanks for the inspiration.

SD pooja said...

WOw WOnderful tri-fold card !! I loved your coloring too !

KathyA. said...

Karen, love your tri-fold Santa card. It captures the magic of Christmas!

Sue from Oregon said...

I always look forward to the wonderful inspiration here...excited to be honored on your blog today!!!

Carol McCready said...

Happy to have the honorable mention,
thank you.

The tri-fold cards are so fun. Love
the gorgeous coloring.

One Old Stitch said...

I am in love with all of these cards! Thanks so much for taking the time to show us!