I made this Joy Fold Card with the intent for it to tell a story (kinda). Like a childs story where the prince charming is a frog and going to hop on by with some b-day wishes.
This card was made for Beate’s weekend sketch challenge #9. You can see a full tutorial and card size details at her blog site.
I found inspiration for this card from the new collection book. Colors were taken right from the front cover. I just love the grass on pg.77 ….so my style!
I used Unfrogettable, Double-Line Doodles, and Polka Dots & Paisley stamp sets for this card; Cardstock used: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, and Shimmery White; Inks used are same as cardstock plus Jet Black Stazon ink. Edges are sponged with Chocolate Chip.
Chipboard from On Board Blossoms & Basics covered with Pumpkin Pie cardstock and paper pierced each scallop. Used 1-1/4″-circle punch for Blue Bayou beneath froggie. Frog is stamped on Shimmery white and water colored Wild Wasabi with Aqua Painter.
Grass was made with patience! There is a base piece approx 1″ x 3 1/4″ with many many close cuts (like in collection book). I couldn’t resist scalloping the grass to add the the fairy tale. I added a thin strip measuring 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ to top just to give more dimension. I have the crown laying in the grass till it’s b-day wish time (inside of card).
Buttons were used for flower centers. I used very thin cardstock strips of Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, and Soft Sky for my button threads.
For inside, Frog has gone from sitting (on cover) to hopping with the crown now his head…not in the grass…sending b-day wishes. Grass and flowers continued to inside.
Again, see Beate’s blog for tutorial on Joy Fold Card dimensions.
Thanks for looking.