The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A New Fold

I nearly forgot to check for the Flourishes May Release challenge! How did that happen??? I guess I've been pretty distracted lately and not too interested in crafty pursuits. Anyway, I caught the Colorful Creations Challenge just in time to play along this morning before the challenge ends tomorrow. It's a challenge to use at least three colors from the combo shown in this graphic:


I used the brand-new, beautifully stippled Bees & Blooms stamp set from Flourishes. I won it last month from the super-sweet Silke Ledlow (thanks SO much, Silke!), and this is my first time inking it up. I'm not sure that linen-textured paper was the best choice for this image (I think I lost some of the stamp's fine detail), but I think this will pass if you look at it from the "worn, faded look" angle. The sentiment is from Flourishes' Tag Lines.


The fold style of this card is something new and different for me. My daughter received a thank you note yesterday from a friend that looked like this:

My inspiration!

We thought it looked pretty cool and sophisticated, so my daughter eagerly agreed to let me keep it for inspiration. I couldn't wait to try out a similar fold! I think this would work wonderfully as an all-occasion note card OR a gift card holder, don't you?

Thanks for sharing a little slice of bliss with me this morning!
Emily

22 comments:

Benzi said...

Oh, I think this image looks beautiful on the linen-textured paper. How fab is the image and beautifully colored....with yummy colors.

Benzi said...

Oh, and I like that fold, too. Good job!

Theresa said...

Love your card...great fold! Will have to give it a try. And I like this stamp on the textured paper.

Stacy said...

I really like the fold! How cool! That is a really lovely stamp set too. It is a lovely card and I hope you do well in the challenge!

Lisa said...

The linen paper gives this a vintage feel Emily. It's just beautiful! And what a pretty thank you card your daughter received. You never know where inspiration will come from!!

Hussena said...

Beautiful card and I just love this fold its so unusual and pretty ..Thanks for sharing :)

Marisa said...

Lovely flowers - love the liquid pearls in the centers!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS!!! What a neat fold and not to mention all the perfect details you've added! I'm so happy you like this Set...you definitely made is shine with this creation :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Marlena M. said...

This is LOVELY Emily! I hear ya about being busy~ ;) I'm glad you got some stampy time in friend~

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE the worn faded look and think the stamp looks FAB on that linen texture! LOVE the inspiration!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely incredible, Emily! I think the linen paper gives it a totally fresh & different look - I love the soft & subtle colour, and those perfect Liquid Pearl accents!! And as for that fold...WOW. So wow.

ChristineCreations said...

That is really cool Emily! I love how the fold inspired you! And the softenss of this set on the linen paper is really lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes!

Maria said...

Wow! Beautiful fold card! The paper you used is so pretty! And, fab image fort this little gem...love it!

~Tammy~ said...

Emily how fun and unexpected and your stamping on the texture paper is gorgeous! The colors give it a vintage feel! I love how your new fold turned out! Thanks for sharing!

Linda R said...

How pretty. And I just love the way this folds...

Hope you are having a happy week my friend.

Hugs~

Pam said...

Hi Emily!! I like how this fold looks like an envelope, very cute! And your stamping on the textured paper does give it a soft lovely vintage feel!!

Greta said...

Wonderful use of the colors, Emily--great card!

Bonnie said...

How beautiful, both the inspiration and your take on it! I love the subtle colors and the textured cardstock! Will there be a tutorial?

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Emily this is so pretty with the textured papers. Ilike the fold too, great job. Thanks for playing in Flourishes challenge this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a spot on take on the note your daughter received! They look like they come from the same set. Congrats on winning more goodies. ;)

Ruza Rebel said...

I love the look and design of your card! Thanks for the inspiration & new card fold! :D

Darnell J Knauss said...

Those images are stunning on any type of card! Thank you for sharing this, Emily. I really like it and am pinning it.