Before I get to the Sensational Sunday Inspirations Post I wanted to share with you my Guest Designer Project for this month's Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge. This month the challenge is a Different Fold Technique and you were supposed to create a non-traditional style of card. I decided to tackle a Double Zig Zag because I wanted to use a card fold that I could showcase a few different stamps. This is my first time trying this style of card but I was really happy with how my project turned out :) I followed the tutorial from Mariannes Papirverden
Sorry for all the pictures, but it was the best way to let you see each area, this card style is kind of tough to take pictures of - LOL!
Here is my card closed. You create a band that wraps around the card to hold it shut. The sentiment that I used is from Paper Smooches Little Lady stamp set.
After removing the band this first opening reveals my first image that I used. I wanted to play with some of my Elisabeth Bell stamps that I have had for a looooong time and haven't inked up for awhile. All of the images I used were originally purchased from Sugar Nellie stamps, but they do not carry these anymore and a few of the images have been relicensed and are available from Elphine House Australia. This image is called Hug In a Mug. I added two silver glitter snowflakes with a rhinestone in the center for some bling.
Tucked behind my Hug In a Mug image on the right side I added this image which is one you can still get at Elphine House Australia and it is now called Danny Boy Jingle Bells. This tucks in behind the Hug In a Mug image so when it is closed like in the picture above you don't see it.
Here is my card fully opened and now you can see my center panel that contains another image that is available at Elphine House Australia called Ebony Christmas Snowflakes.
Here is a closer look at her:
She is one of my favorite Elisabeth Bell images - so pretty!
The center flap opens up and you see my final image that I used that is called Christmas Kisses.
The bird is part of the image but hangs right over their head. I wanted to add some punchies using my Martha Stewart Medium Branch Punch so I masked it and stamped it higher. I just hand wrote the inside sentiment.
I colored all of my images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers. My Designer Paper is from a retired Stampin Up! set that I had left.
I enjoyed creating this special fold card and have some ideas for some new ones. My husband had a brilliant idea for one so I will have to try his idea once I get the right stamps :) I will keep it a secret and just show you once it is done :)
I hope you enjoyed my Guest Designer Project for Elisabeth Bell's Challenge Blog! I had a lot of fun creating this and I hope I have inspired you to play along in their challenge this month!
Thanks for stopping by!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges - More Than 1 Fold
Stampin Sisters in Christ - #167 Christmas Card
Stamptacular Sunday - #191 - Winter Bliss
Addicted to Stamps - #44 Christmas Time
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #163 Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #73 - Christmas
Little Claire's Designs - #27 Christmas
Paper Creator's Crafts - Challenge #1 All About Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - #159 - Don't Be a Square
Christmas Cards All Year Round - November Challenge Shaped Cards
OOZAK - Challenge #8 Winter Vibes
One Crazy Stamper - November Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' all Year Long - CSAYL #37 - To Die 4
Aud Sentiments - Challenge 68 - BINGO - Use Word "Merry", Bling, & Die Cut
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - November Challenge - Winter