Thursday, July 20, 2023

V is for Vacation! Challenge #356

Hello and welcome to the new challenge!
This time we're all about vacations.
Summer is here (for most of us) and so...
V is for Vacation!

We want to see your summer vacation projects.
Cards, scrapbook layouts, any crafty project that says vacation.
Show us your cabins, lakes, oceans, picnics, pool parties, travel...whatever vacation means to you.

Tasha is our featured artist this week, but before we get to her Dutch fold tutorial we need to announce the winners of Bonnie's Birthday challenge.  We normally choose a Top Spot and a Lucky Random winner, but this time, since there were so many first time entries, we decided to choose them both randomly.

Bonnie sent me several text messages telling me how touched she was with all of your kind messages and how beautiful all of your cards are!  You all really helped give her a wonderful birthday!

#13 and #49 were selected. 
Congratulations Kathy and Reetta!

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Now let's see Tasha's adorable card!

As usual...I LOVE the clothes!  She always adds so much detail. 
And...those WHITE SOCKS!  lol!

Hi Ai Fans!

Tasha here sharing a card featuring the fun 4932 - Pack Your Bags Set! When I think of vacation, I think of a cruise to warm tropical location. This stamp is totally what my husband and I look like when traveling; we also wear hats and tropical tops!

The image was stamped with black ink and I used Copic Markers to color the couple and background. I was inspired by the colors on the cruise ship paper and wanted the center card to look like a vacation photo.

For the bottom two panels, I used the back side of the cruise ship pattern paper and silver metallic paper. I love the red, white, and blue color combination!

The best part of this fold is that there are so many panels to decorate. It's great to have cards that allow you to use scrap paper and if you're like me, you tend to have plenty of scraps to select from. I think I'm a pattern paper hoarder! 

Lastly, I layered another piece of the ship pattern paper to the inside of the card and stamped a cruise ship in a light gray ink color. I also matted the center card with the same red paper used on the front panel and stamped "Bon Voyage" with blue ink to complete the design.

Thank you for checking out today's project and I hope you will join in the "V is For Vacation" Challenge!

Card Fold Base Measurements:
  • Card Base: 12" x 9-1/2"
  • Score along the 12" Side at 3" and 9"

Score along the 9-1/2" Side:
  • Score at 3-1/2" 
  • Score at 6-1/2" to the first score line.
  • Score at 6-1/2" up to the 2nd score line.

  • Cut the x4 areas as shown below.
  • Fold all the score lines (I recommend using a bone folder.)
  • Decorate and enjoy!

✻ Please make a new card or handmade crafty creation. You can make any 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!
 ✻Please include your first name and last initial on your submission.
✻We love to comment on your entries, but keep in mind if you use a private group or a platform that you need to sign up for, we probably won't be able to.
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love if you can, by clicking and commenting on your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

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Carrie said...

Love that Double Dutch card design! Great inspiration! Congratulations to the 2 winners! Lovely cards!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Thank you, Carrie! This is a fold I haven't used in a while, but love the look! -Tasha :)

Sharon Caudle said...

A huge congratulations to the two winners! And Tasha, I LOVE your card! That's a great fold and love your papers, image, and coloring!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Thank you so much, Sharon!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Félicitations à la DT pour son inspiration créative.
Merci de nous offrir la possibilité de participer à ce beau challenge.
Congratulations to the DT for its creative inspiration.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to participate in this great challenge.