06 November 2011

A perfect match

Hi there!

Almost midway through our long weekend here in the UAE... and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere in the house !

When I saw the sketch at just us girls yesterday , I couldn't help but to think... cas-ualfridays... over the edge, with some of the design elements that goes over the edge of the front panel.





See what I mean?  Perfect match!



The inside...





At first I didn't want to do the obvious Christmas tree, but then I remembered THIS FOLD from teabag folding I did a long time ago.

The idea is to make a few medallions like this,  and combine it as shown in the illustration, but I made only one and used it as a Christmas tree.
I first used my biggest circle die cut, but that was a little too small, so I used a small plate to draw a circle to get a big enough card. It's also better to use light weight card stock or paper, because there is quite a lot of folding to do, and heavy weight card stock doesn't give a neat finish.
I printed on both sides of the paper from sprouting seeds studio (polka dot freebie)

Also entering:

all sorts challenge ~ anything but square
crafty sentiments ~ fancy folds

Thanks for visiting my blog

18 comments:

Marlena M. said...

Hannelie, this is so unique! Your tree and star are incredible. ;)

Jac said...

WOW! This is great, I love the originality of this project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing!! I am definitely CASEing this card - it's great and looks easy enough but will amaze everyone! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa Kind said...

Oh my word! This is fabulous! I love the folds of this card to make the tree! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls and for posting our graphic! :-)

brenda said...

What a fabulous creation Hannelie, so very imaginative.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Dora said...

OMG this is amazing Hannelie, I've never seen this style of card before, it's stunning. Love the colours too, just gorgeous xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very creative "triangle" card!! Thanks for playing with the JUGS challenge~

Jill said...

Very unike and creative!
Love the folding
Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Anything but square challenge and good luck in the draw!
Hugs, Jill

Lynn said...

Wow! Wow! wow! this is fabulous! I really love all those folds and the dimension it creates! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Nona said...

Wow, this is such a unique design! So creative :)

Dana Gustafson said...

THis is so cool! I love the tea bag folding technique that you applied for your card. The folded layers create such a great dimensional effect. Thanks so much for sharing this with Just Us Girls this week!

Dora said...

Hey Hannelie .. me again :) .. wanted to thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xx

Fleur said...

WOW a fantastic take on our theme.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Mynnette said...

Oooo! LOVE it--what a fabulous fold! TFS!!! :)

Kathryn B said...

Awesome job on this card! I like the tea bag fold!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Laura Davis said...

Great creative work!
Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!
Laura

Kelley said...

Oh! this tree is fantastic! I am going to give it a try.

Merry said...

This is so very clever., lovely papers. Wishing you luck in our Design Team call at Unstampabelles.