Among many things that the universe has deemed me to be less than proficient in, making cards that have fancy folds sits at the top of the list. Try as I might, I always do something to screw it up. This is why I am an ENGLISH major, people. So I don't have to measure things. I can't tell you just how big my scrap pile is because my motto is measure once, and when that fails just cut something somewhere, somehow.
So this week's challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner gave me a little bit of a stumparoo. The theme happens to be "Fancy Folds".
I also go to work with a great image from the Stamping Boutique called "Thoughts"
This girl just looks so pensive and gorgeous. She's got hair flying every which-a-way and I knew I wanted her to be the star of the show. So every fancy fold I came across just seemed to detract for her beauty. Eventually, I just decided to do what I do best (worst?): Make something up!
I have officially dubbed this folding technique the make-a-few-score-lines-somewhere-to-fulfill-the-challenge-brief fancy fold.
I colored up this fanciful girl and added some psychedelic, funky papers that make me feel as though I should be dancing around in a disco club in the 70s.
I also stamped a rather wistful saying in the bottom corner.
When you untie the ribbon and open this baby up, this is what you'll see:
Although it might not be in my wheelhouse, I actually really like how this turned out. It was really relaxing to color her in.
I'm also going to send this over to the following challenges;
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
As for you - well you should click on over to Crafty Gals and link up a card. We've got some pretty great sponsors this time around.
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate