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>> Friday, October 28, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! These colors may be a little different for a Christmas card, but I was using the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC606) colors of bermuda, coral & island indigo. I also did a fun Turkish map fold for the inside, per the Technique Challenge (TLC609). If you want the directions for this fold, just click the link for the TLC (above). 

As a rule, I don't usually do fancy folds...apparently I am unable to follow directions..well, I CAN follow directions, I just don't, lol. It always ends up being a reinvention of the wheel when I can't stop myself from changing things. So, I did follow directions (mostly) for this one. Mine is a little bit (.25 inch) larger than the directions. And the fancy fold didn't kill me, so that's a definite plus. I had to resize the dies to fit a square card (instead of a rectangle), but that's not too hard. Actually, the hardest part was refilling my ATG tape gun. Sheesh! I bought a case of refills & turns out at least half of them are wound wrong so they are useless. That part was not fun. 
Here's a look at the inside & how it looks folded flat. To me, it looks a little plain but I guess I'm not used to having to fill up that much real estate. Will have to work on that. Since the inside is copy paper, it does fold flat to fit into a regular envelope & it really isn't bulky or heavy.
These are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend & a Happy Halloween!
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, 20# copy paper, coral
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks tumbled glass, broken china, marigold, worn lipstick, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, fishtail flags, arched window die


Sue said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Love the shading on the snowman - and his mint green scarf! Great job on the inside too - looks like some serious fancy folding to me!

Karin said...

This fold is new to me....Very cool! Love the color combo too! Just adorable :)

Donna Whitten said...

What a handsome fellow! Love the colors. Great fold, but I feel like you do about fancy folds. Thanks for sharing.

Robin Clendenning said...

So cute Julie! I love that new arch die and the snowman and his colors are wonderful! Love this happy Christmas card!

nwilliams6 said...

What a cool fold, but the colors are the show on this one. Love them together with your wonderful sketch and coloring. Amazing creation, Julie. Hugz

Janett Ray said...

Great card, you really make this colors work.

Shelia said...

Loving this color combo with your snowman, Julie. Makes such a merry snowman! I like that new set of arch dies too. They make an awesome frame. I am thinking about trying this fancy fold for my granddaughter's birthday card. But....

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