Feb 28, 2013

Crafters of Faith February Challenge

Welcome to the Crafters of Faith February Challenge!

Many special people bless my life with their love and friendship, and the online blogging group, "Crafters of Faith" are a rich blessing indeed!  Each month one of us issues a challenge and we all post our challenge cards on the last day of the month.

Our dear friend Tami came up with this month's challenge, and it was a great one! Here is the challenge in her own words:

I have a crafting tool that I just had to have and have hardly used. Does that sound remotely familiar?! I think you all may have the same tool in your arsenal. I would like you to drag out your scoring tool. Scor-Pal mini, biggie, Martha mini, biggie or if you do not have one of those, I am sure that you may have a scoring blade on your paper cutter. SCORE!!! It would be fun to see how you all incorporate scoring onto your card. You know I am into 'use what'cha got', so if you do not have a scoring tool of any sort, please create without this element. Oh and I do not mean just a score to fold your cardbase in half! LOL 
While it is a 'lovely' month February, let's create a card that is not Valentine's themed. That being said, it is the second part of this challenge. Let's not use Valentine theme, red, pink or white colors anywhere on our cards. That includes the paper you stamp your image on....*gasp*!
For our third element, how about we place both an image and a sentiment on the front of the card.
See?  I told you it was a great challenge!  Here are my two cards:

It's called a "Spring" fold (as in spring up)  and the tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers can be found here.  I found it to be rather easy for me to accomplish, although I did have to layer stiffer cards stock underneath the bottom panel to provide more stability than the DP had on its own.

Here is a closer look.  You'll recognize the Stampin Up Designer Paper from a few years back  and the sentiment is also from a SU set called "Peace Within".  The poppy stamp is from the set called "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady".  

The green and yellow CS is also from SU and the edges were snipped with some decorative scissors by Fiskars.  The images are stamped in black and clear embossed.  The poppies are colored with a paint brush and ink from an Orange ink pad by A Muse Studios.  The little green gems are from my stash.

Well Tami, how did I do with your challenge?  The only thing new on these cards is the fold!  ha ha.  So I am also going to count these toward the 100 Cards in 100 Days challenge, bringing my total to 55.

Thank you for dropping by and be sure to hop on over to the blogs of the other members in Crafters of Faith.  It's sure to be fun admiring their creations for this challenge.  Thanks Tami!  It was wonderful to learn a new fold as a result of your challenge!


marsha said...

How clever! Love your fold, these are certainly gorgeous and what a great stamp!
Hugs and blessings,

April said...

Love how you used the dp!! One of my favorite folds and you excelled at it!!

Barb said...

Love your cards Darlene--and such a creative fold. Great colors and I love the DSP.

Way to Rock the Challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Wow! Darlene, these cards are gorgeous. That spring fold looks so challenging........ and you did a fabulous job with it! Absolutely stunning!

jimlynn said...

Just beautiful! Those colors together are yummy looking! So very pretty.

:: BlueInks :: said...

That spring fold is really pretty! I like the yellow paper with the image....very cool.

I think that you rocked this challenge, D!

Jacquel said...

Your fold is just awesome & your cards came out so pretty! Great job on the challenge Hun!!!!!

MiamiKel said...

Holy catfish, this is dazzling! So fresh and amazing! I've only seen this fold once in real life and it looks so hard - yet your card is stunning! LOVE the bold yellow and orange, Darlene!

I LOVE your card this month, my friend! x0x0

maryrose said...

Darlene, this is awesome! What a clever fold! Such a cheery color combination, too! LOVE it!

Carol W said...

I have never tried this fold Darlene...I definitely need lessons..you rocked this challenge and in such a GREAT way...well done my friend...well done...((hugs)) ♥♥♥

kadie said...

Darlene, this is gorgeous! As I was flipping through the scoring ideas on SCS, I came across this one and soooo wanted to try it. I didn't end up having enough time myself, but I'm so glad I get to see your gorgeous scoring creation using this fold! LOVE the embossed flower and the sentiment and the colors. Beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have to say I love my score pal...use it ALOT! I love your great fold on your card- how cool is that! Loving the Dp you used and the sentiment- love,love it!