Saturday, 22 February 2014

Accordion Fold Card!

Hi everyone,
This is Hussena here and I am here to share another inspiration for our current challenge at Lulupu which is ' Try Something New'. I am sure you guys have been enjoying the beautiful shares that my fellow design team member's have come up with for this challenge. So, today I am sharing a new fold to me which I have never tried before, though I think most of you know this fold very well and it's called an 'Accordion Fold'. There are so many beautiful versions of this fold and I have selected to go with the basic fold! So, here's a look at my card :
And, this is how it looks when it opens up :
A look at some of the inside pages :

Since, this card is dimensional, it would definitely require a box or a co-ordinating bag to gift in. So, I decided to do a box for this one and here is how it looks :)

Now, on to some details about my card. My card measures 18 inches by 4 inches when fully opened and I have used various die-cuts to decorate the insides as well the outsides. I have done soft shading on the die-cuts using Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.
To get a soft look or shading for your die-cut pieces like the scalloped squares, is to first start applying ink very lightly using the Ranger Applicator Tool and the Ranger Blending Foams when the die-cut is in the die itself. This will help you control the area you want to ink and also will give a nice, soft finish. Once, you take out your die-cut from your die, you can ink the edges with more ink as compared to the center of your die-cut, as this will bring more focus to the soft shaded area.
The roses on my card are all handmade using dies and Distress inks. The cute, little banner on the box that you see above has been made using Micia Hello Girl stamp from the Lulupu Store. I really LOVE these stamps a lot, and I am quite impressed with the quality of stamping with them. They give such clear, crisp results everytime! I have colored the image using Distress ink -Spun Sugar in the center and Crayola Markers.



Hope you all like my card. Would love to know your views on it and if you have any queries regarding any of the products or techniques used, please drop me a comment here. Will get back to you as soon as possible :)
Have a nice day everyone!

15 comments:

  1. Alwaz a fan of your work :) Loved this totally...the colors used are so subtle yet the card stands out..
    and love the blooms

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  2. Wow! awesome card Hussena...love the way you create beauty with elegant colors! And you are pro in making handmade flowers :)

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  3. Beautiful as always... I love d colors u used.. :) will surely try these colors ... Thanks for inspiring always

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  4. Fantastic post to make my day beautiful !! I loved the colors and beautiful embellishments on the card ! The box is equally gorgeous !

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  5. This is such a beautifully done card Hussena!. Just love it to bits . The pastel colours are soo soothing and i love the way you use distress inks to highlight the edges of die cuts. I am still learning it and tend to add too much or too little always. Got to learn this from you!

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  6. So lovely with soft shades, Hussena..Flowers are gorgeous as always...Co ordinated box goes very well with the card :)

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  7. Beautiful soothing colors...I admire people who take so much efforts to do up a card! Am learning in that process...Thanks Hussena.

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  8. Very beautiful...I love how you arrange your flowers & the color combo... so pretty :)

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  9. Beautiful card Hussena. Love the soft colors, floral arrangement, the pretty box and your handmade roses...absolutely awesome :)

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous combo of colors. Love it beyond words!!

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  11. Such beautiful colours and what a novel idea, card cum mini to hold some lovely memories.

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  12. colours r soo soothing love ur creation Hussena as always a treat for eyes !

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  13. Thank you so so much for all the wonderful comments :) You guys really made my day :)

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