Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Faith Prayer and Hope

 Hi all, back with a card this time!  I love fancy folds and this Joy Fold card fits the bill.  I have had this on sitting about 90% finished on my table and couldn't get the right embellishments for it.  I tried several different things and nothing grabbed me.  Finally I was searching though some of my Fred She Said images that I had stashed from a previous project and came across one of the vellum flowers in just the right shade of purple. I cut 3 out and added a purple metallic gel pen accents and then layered them.  I added the wispy punched spike flowers and a little flower punched out of 8 layers of tissue paper.


The sentiment is embossed in gold embossing powder and the edges of the card are edged with my 18KT gold pen.  All the layers are sewn with a straight stitch using a variegated green thread.

                                     
 You can see the card has a lot of room to write a message or to stamp on.  I stamped a floral image on each panel in gold embossing powder for some simmer. 

 The left side panel folds down then the smaller right panel over that and it creates a pretty presentation when opened.  It is done in a rectangle but you could do it in a square or any shape that will fold down correctly.

The ribbon is keeping the card closed and was a design challenge in itself. I put two eyelets on each side of the card and wove the ribbon through them. A knot at the end of the ribbon holds it in.  In these days this is the perfect card to send for encouragement!  I am working on a lot of things and trying to get samples and pieces done for my Esty shop, so check back, thanks for visiting!!

Shalom,
Sonya

9 comments:

Baukje said...

Beautiful!!!
Groetjes Baukje

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment

~Michelle~ said...

Gorgeous! I love your card! :)

Peggysuez said...

Absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad I found your blog.

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

wow! a simply georgeous card! love all the dimension!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Just Beautiful! Those wispy White flowers are amazing (I enlarged the pic to see the detail) and I was blown away!! One of these days I gotta try those!

anita said...

really gorgeous!!

MariLynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Such attention to detail. I love it. I haven't made a joy fold card in a long time. You have inspired me to do one soon.

Gracie said...

Oh Sonya, I can't even put in to words how breathtaking this card is. Thank you so much for sharing!!