Friday, February 16, 2007

The post with no name

because I can't think of a suitable pun with "fold" in and I am too lazy to take any more than three minutes over it. Yes I'm fully into half term mode...

So here is this weeks dare from Jane
I'm daring you to make a card that has to have more than one fold - so it can be a gate fold card, or a 3 panel card with an aperture or a card with multiple folds OR you can incorporate paper folding on the actual card itself. It can be on any theme.


Now I should have started doing this as soon as the idea was launched. But I didn't. So I had to watch all these great ideas unfolding and really stretch myself to come up with something different. So I went back to school and was inspired by those little paper things you make to ask questions with. No idea what they are called and yes... too lazy to look it up.

So I took some
6x6 double sided heavy card (all the papers are Fancy Pants Fancy Free Frou Frou designs (who thinks of these names) from an old SA kit). Folded it into quarters then folded the corners inward then folded the points back on themselves. You can probably do it without folding into quarters first but I was too lazy to work that out (there is a theme to this post - or are you too lazy to notice)
If you folded into quarters first you really need to put something in the middle so that no-one can see the folds. I also added some different fancy pants papers to the corners and some prima flowers. I'm really into shocking pink and orange together at the mo'.
Here is a side view so you can see the folds a bit better.
It is a "prop up" card as it can't stand up on its own...

Today we are planning a family board game, a short walk and a night of movies. if we can be bothered that is!

13 comments:

Rachel said...

gorgeous card Lythan and those papers are lush - yum!, hope you have a great evening (if ya can be bothered hehe) xxx

Susan said...

And you came up with this at the last minute??? Very nice indeed! It's a lovely card, Lythan. I just caught up reading your blog - haven't been a-visiting for a few weeks but work is beginning to find a rhythm again so maybe I will be around a bit more regularly again before too long. Hope so. You take some gorgeous pictures of your children and wildlife and the landscapes. The boat pictures were a real treat.

iralamija said...

ohhh !!! what a beautiful creation!!


Bety

Rhi said...

Fantastic bright colours Lythan, and a great idea for the folding, beautiful as always :)

Scrapbook WithVanilla said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Beautiful work :)

Maisymary's Findings said...

a most fabby fab ! great paper combo too !

Thanks for the Chinese New year Greetings ! Today is the eve here & we have just finished the traditional New Year's eve dinner of steamboat or hotpot ! on to more festive stuff in the following days !

smiles , Pearl

Kathy said...

Oh Lythan, You CREASE me up!!!!

Love this card, even if it can't stand up on it's own (poor thing, I know the feeling)
The colours are gorgeous and I really must dig out that kit - I know I used a lot of it, but maybe there's a bit left....

Frog said...

Love your card Lythan and the colours are gorgeous.

Andrea xx

Paula said...

Very beautiful creation it is just so delicate.

Gillian Hamilton said...
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Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh Lythan, this is just so beautiful... and i'm sure when it is received it will be treasured completely!... You are such an amazing talent.

Kimberly White said...

This is a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog! Kim

manicstamper said...

Ooooooh how gorgeous is that.....I just love the colour.