Week 5 on the CASE challenge is a fancy fold inspired by the amazing Terri Gaines, who is Stampin’ Up!’s latest million sales achiever, check her out here. I just love her design, but decided to do something a bit different with my version of the half-door fold.
I started with a card base of Basic Black cardstock, and used some of the simply spectacular Broadway Bound Speciality DSP. I’ve had this paper since the catalogue went live and I can’t believe I haven’t opened it before now! It is truly gorgeous, and I just know I’ll be using it lots more in the next few weeks. It’s gold and shiny and just fabulous, so perfect for what I had in mind for this card.
Inside the card I did a Whisper White layer embossed with the Sparkle embossing folder. Following Terri’s example, I only embossed the top piece of card. Her blog has a great tip on how to do this well. Once I had embossed the card, I used a dauber with some Gold shimmer paint to give it an extra shine.
The sentiment on the front was stamped in Black Memento ink, then die cut using the Stitched Labels framelits – another set I think I’ll be returning to frequently from now on! I used the dauber and shimmer paint again on the edges, and finished off the whole thing with a bow tied from Gold cord and Basic Black shimmer ribbon. I don’t know if you can see just how shimmery and sparkly the black ribbon is, but it’s perfect for the look I wanted.
If you joined in with this challenge, be sure to head to the Craft with Emma Facebook page and share your creations.
Your next stop now is Becki Ritson at Sunshine Stamping to see her take on this week’s challenge, follow this link here!
This time it is Becki’s choice of designer, and she’s picked the lovely Ann Clemmer, aka Stamper Dog. You can find her blog here, along with the card we’ll be CASE’ing next week if you want to join in. I can’t wait to see all the different versions we create together.
Come back next week to see the cards Becki and I have made using Ann’s card as inspiration. If you’d like to join in the challenge, please go to my Facebook page Craft with Emma where you can share your creations, I’d love to see what you come up with!