Graphic 45 Bird Song



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Hello my lovelies.  It has been a whirlwind week and I am finally ending it with a bang! Yep, I am officially on vacation until January and I am celebrating my new found freedom by trying new things and even a few challenging ones.

So moving right along...I am really pleased to see so many entries in my "Anything Goes" challenge but rather surprised that I don't have as many in my gift card "Giveaway"...strange...don't you think since an entry in the challenge automatically qualifies you for the gift card.  Oh well for those of you that did enter the giveaway and the challenge I wish you luck in both.

Now for my card.  At first it appeared to be very complicated and then after looking at it more closely, I thought perhaps it wasn't as bad as it seemed so I thought give it a try.  Well that didn't turn out to well...but I always seek ways to succeed and with this card I got lucky and found a lady that had a wonderful tutorial. 

After reading the tutorial and viewing a template she had created, I noticed that something wasn't adding up, so I pondered and counted on my fingers and frowned and groaned until finally I found the problem...and it wasn't me!  Turns out there was a typo in the instructions as far as numbers go and that is why it wasn't adding up.  But with a little logic and re-reading at a much slower pace I was ready to give it another try.  This is how it turned out.

This is the front of my card.  Rather simple and nothing spectacular really but the colors seem to blend nicely together.

The paper is all from Graphic 45 new paper pack "Bird Song" and it is filled with lots of reds, blacks and blues.  A really lovely paper pack.

The flowers I ordered from Wild Orchid and the leaves were created using both a Martha Stewart punch and a Marianne Die.
 


Now for the inside which was at first very intimidating but turned out to be quite easy once you got the folds correctly.

As you can see I continued to used paper from the same paper pack which meant it would all coordinate properly.

I fuzzy cut the panels on the side and the words from one sheet of the paper pack.  This was a really cool card to make.



This photo I took so you could see how it looks when looking down on it from above.  You can better see the where the score lines and folds are with a top-view.




Well that's what I have to share for this week and it may be a while before I get to post again since I will be leaving to visit with my grans and I'm not real sure how much time I will have for crafting.



This template is courtesy of Selma Stevenson and if you would like her tutorial on how to create this same card you can click here

 
 
 
Thanks Selma for the tutorial and the paper pack.  It turned out wonderfully and now I am working on my second one using Graphic 45 "Little Darlings" paper pack and it is so cute!

Another challenge I am taking on is by Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon who creates the most fabulous mini albums, folio's and very unique 3D artwork.  I am taking the plunge and stretching my skills by attending one of her upstream classes and creating a mini album.
 
I'll keep you guys updated as I travel this new adventure.  If we don't visit again before I announce my blog winners I would like to say
 
"Merry Christmas"
 "Happy Hanukkah" and "Happy Holidays"
to everyone and may you have a 
"Safe, Happy and Successful" New Year.




8 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous. Loving the depth of this.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

MaxineD said...

Lesia this is a stunning card - I must go visit and see the tutorial.
Christmas blessings to you and yours.
Maxine

Glenda Atkins said...

Absolutely gorgeous, a beautiful designed card -wow!
Merry Christmas
hugs
glenda

Sheila H said...

Your card is marvelous. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Alicia said...

LOVE ALL YOUR PROJECTS THIS IS MY FIRST VISIT TO YOUR BLOG AND I LOVE IT.

Beebeebabs said...

Great project thanks for sharing!!!

Selma said...

Beautiful job. I'm enjoying all your beautiful cards. Thanks again for linking back to my blog.

Cindy Mulcahey said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects , you sure did put a lot of love and time in them. From Cindy Mulcahey

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