Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Something New For Me

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a good Wednesday! Last night I was having a fun time, jumping around to all the blogs I enjoy visiting. I had stopped at Lynda's blog where she posted a really neat link to a video tutorial on a card called "joy-fold." I watched the video and just HAD to try it! Now I know most of you have probably done this, or something similar (tri-fold) but I have never made one before. Of course it took me most of the night to finish, but it was so fun! Ya know that feeling, when you've gotten inspiration from somewhere, and you start pulling all the pieces together, and ya just get so excited?! Well, that's how it was for me! Sorry, I'll stop blabbering and show you the card now!


The little circle with the sentiment, holds down the folds.










Isn't that cool! I just love it! I've seen similar cards, like the tri-fold ones, from some of you ladies in the Flickr pool, but I didn't know how fun they were to create!! Why didn't anyone tell me that?! (just kidding!) All the paper used on the card is from a stack from S.E.I. called Aunt Gerti's Garden. It has lots of fun patterns in many of my favorite colors! I stamped the Hero Arts Hydrangea with ColorBox Orchid Pastel chalk ink, onto a scalloped circle Nestie. The Sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

So, if you happen to be like me, and have never tried one of these cards before, hop on over to Lynda's blog and click on the link! I'm tellin' ya, you're gonna love it! I want to thank Lynda for the link and for a wonderful blog that I love visiting for inspiration! I love looking at her photostream too.....take a look here. She has some beautiful creations! Have a warm and happy day! :)

18 comments:

Joy said...

Gorgeous Barb, love how you have created this card, simply stunning, you are so creative my friend.

Pam W Merwin said...

It is absolutely beautiful - love all the papers you used!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Oh, Barb, that's such a cool fold. Thank you for sharing this idea. Your card is fabulous!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Barb, love your card it is so pretty and I love all of the papers that you used. Great job. I will have to try this technique. Thanks for the tip.

Virginia L. said...

What a piece of art, Barb! I've never tried that before ,either! This is inspiring! Glad that you shared with us! xoxo

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Barb great card, I have never tried this fold, very inspiring!!
Sallty

Jenny said...

Wonderful card Barb... love it!!! :) :) :) :)

Nancy said...

Love it Barb! You totally conquered this new card design and you did it with such wonderful style!
bless you,
nancy

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Fabulous job with the card design!

Simone said...

WOW Barb!! This is soo gorgeous and definitely inspiring! I have never tried this before either but after seeing your card I want to give it a go :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful Barb! I haven't done one in way too long!
I'll check out Lynda's blog for sure!
TFS!!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! I've never heard of this design--thanks for the link!

Kathy said...

Totally gorgeous Barb!! I commend you for tackling this card and love the result. I will have to give this a whirl! Thanks for the link and hugs to you :)

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

Gorgeous card!!! this one must try!.thanks for the link

Tiffany said...

Oh wow Barb! Now that is a very neat looking card, love the intricate fold! I've never tried this before! Love your hydrangea stamp and the colors are so pretty and soft!

Jill said...

WOW! What a masterpiece! I love all of the textures and layers you've added to this creation! Such pretty, feminine colors, toO!

lynda said...

Hi Barb,
I left a message a few days ago, but don't see it here, so will try again! I love your card! Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words, and for the links to my blog....really appreciate your support. Love, love, love the colors on your card. Great design, and love your bow.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the cool fold! They are so fun aren't they? Addictive too.