Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Healing hope

     I'm usually a pretty square girl, at least when it comes to cards.  LOL  I guess if you want to get technical this is still a square, but it's also a bit of a fancy fold.  Marianne Skjelstad is my card design hero.  She continually comes up with the most awesome new card fold ideas.  This is her Magic Card and you can find the tutorial for how to make it right here.  Though I've been admiring this fold for a long time, this is the first time I've ever made a card with it.
     I actually video taped myself putting this together.  It's been FOREVER since I've made a video for YouTube and when I watched what I'd taped I knew there was no way I was going to post all that blabbering.  LOL  I was quite the polly parrot so I decided not to subject anyone to my chitter chatter.  I still may do a tutorial vid for this card, but it will be minus all the excess talking.  :-)
     The image is a beautiful Sara Burrier digi from Crafts and Me that I won a few weeks back.  It's called "Child of Healing".  I rarely ever finish the insides of my cards, but you really have to for this particular fold so here's what the inside looks like.
     It was kind of hard to get it all in the photo without it being to small.  I just printed out the scripture and mounted it die cut and inked on a scalloped oval.  The bird is a Michael's $1 bin chippie that I covered with Snow Cap Paint Dabber and a little glitter and ink.
     This was just a for fun card cause I've been trying so hard to find time to film a video.  Since it was a dud, I'll have to find a few more extra minutes here or there to film again.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine--anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink--something with wings
Oldie But a Goodie--things with wings (beaded stems and glitter are both ancient)
Top Tip Tuesday--dig out the old (beaded stems and glitter, I made the little twirled green stem by hand probably two years ago)
CMC Copic Challenge--anything goes
Sweet Stampin--faeries and angels
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge--wonderful wings
Delicious Doodles--try something new (new card fold)
Fairy Tale--things with wings

     Have a fantastic week!


Supplies

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Crafts and Me "Child of Healing"
  • Ink:  Copics, Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic and Scalloped Ovals, Martha Stewart Cherish edge punch, Rose Leaf, and Photo Corner punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, Wild Orchid and Prima flowers, Michael's $1 bin chippies, glitter from my stash, Snow Cap paint Dabber, Dollar Tree decorative stems, handmade curly cue

36 comments:

  1. My jaw just dropped at seeing this beauty ... You never cease to amaze and stun me with your creative talent ... this is superb!

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  2. oh Tracy, this is truly beautiful! thank you for sharing it with us. and I think you should post your video anyhow, because I for one would love to hear your chatting. :)

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  3. Oh my, this is gorgeous, Tracy! Your coloring it spectacular, and I love this fold. I am going to take a look at the link to see if I can make one of these. TFS! :) Hugs, Kelly

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  4. This is gorgeous ,a perfectly coloured image and fab papers.xxx

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  5. WOW Tracy!!! This is just absolutely stuning. I love all of the colour tones and that layout is spectacular. Your colouring as always is just perfect, BUT I'm kinda bummed I didn't get to see the vid! heheh ;)

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  6. Very beautiful Tracy and stunning for a first attempt at a new fold design (which looks gorgeous btw!). Such a pretty image and you've set it off to perfection :)

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  7. Wow - This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. This is indeed a wonderful card model and the image and colouring is truly angelical, soooo pretty!! Hugs, Ira

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  9. That is simply beautiful. Love the colors, the inking and of course, the fold. Can't wait to see the video on it.

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  10. I literally had to get up and walk away after looking at this...I was instantly dumbfounded for words! Had I attempted, my initial response would have sounded like this.."sdfjf fifffjbbbbbb sdjffaaaabbmmm duh,bfiqqpw" It made no sense to me either!!!

    Also, whyyyyyyy must you temp me further with another wonderful blog??? :D

    To sum it up....DADGUM, Girl!! Bein' you's from tha country I's right ser yoin's can trancellate. ;)
    Hugs,
    Twang and OHHHHH...thank you for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

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  11. This is just gorgeous, such lovely soft colour tones and beautiful image.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. Wow what a stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.
    Pinky

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  13. wow stunning card.
    Hugs
    Jayne
    x

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  14. This is gorgeous!
    Beautiful image:)
    Your colouring is fantastic.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  15. stunning card Tracy, so elegant
    hugs

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  16. A stunning card and that fold looks amazing. Thanks for the link. Love the soft vintage look you've used. Thanks for sharing at Delicious Doodles' "try something new" challenge

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  17. What a beautiful card. Lovely job coloring and I love the distressing that you added. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

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  18. another absolutely stunning card Traacy! Love the muted colors & the image is gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Renee

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  19. Beautiful card, love the soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

    Pam x

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  20. OMG!!! This is just stunning

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  21. Fabulous card Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  22. This is so soft and elegant and utterly divine! And that fold is beyond delicious!

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  23. I'm snickering about your Chatty Cathy video, Tracy, but would have loved to have seen it! :) Your card is stunning! The fold is beautiful and so is your design!

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  24. What an amazing card, Tracy - love the different folds/shape. Will hop over to the link to check out the tutorial. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

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  25. wow Tracey...gorgeous card as ever!! LOve the style...perfect once again!!

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

    Fi
    x

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  26. Just beautiful Tracy. The colours and the design - perfect! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week.

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  27. WOW!! What a gorgeous card. The image is breathtaking...

    Hugs~

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  28. What a great card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' last week.

    Janneke XO

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  29. I love this image and your beautiful colouring really makes her pop! Love it Chanelle xx

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  30. whata beautiful card - love the image and the punched borders
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie and LCI this fortnight
    Lisa x

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  31. Great card, love the fun-fold, beautiful image. Thanks for joining the Dig Out The Old Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  32. This is gorgeous, love the design. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.....

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  33. Tracy, what a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

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  34. such a pretty card and love that image too thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine challenges and good luck hugs Jess

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