Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fence With Flowers.....Joy Fold Card

Happy Tuesday! 

Back on the Great Impressions Blog!

My card for today uses the fabulous GI Stamps;  G527 Fence With Flowers and C270 Butterfly Trio.

I initially wanted to make this card a 'gate fold' and use the fence as the gate portion, but when I saw a 'joy fold' card I knew this would work just as well.  The base of the card measures 4.5" x 7" and is scored at the 5" mark.  The insert measures 3.5" x 7" and is scored at the 3.5" mark.  The butterfly in the top right is mounted on Classic and Scallop Circle dies, then pop dots were added to the top portion, this lets the corner of the focal image tuck right under and keep closed.

Images colored with Copic Markers.  Hi-lights were given to the flower centers and butterflies using Sakura Glitter and Glaze Pens.

Border Punch and Corner Tabs used for accents.  The Butterfly Trio were masked and stamped separately, all 3 were used.
What I love about this Fence With Flowers image is that you can control the season by adjusting your colors.  Summer brights, the warm colors of Fall, add some snow for a winter scene.  It's all possible!
Thanks for joining me today.  Remember our Great Impressions Monthly Challenge , For The Kids, has begun.  When using our wonderful Great Impressions stamps don't forget to link your creations up to our Customer Gallery!
This card will also be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Monday, Autumn Is In The Air, Penny Black, Warm Autumn Colors and Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes!


  1. Love that fence with the grass and flowers. The butterflies are so pretty! That fold is interesting -- never seen that one before.

  2. Great card my friend. Love the fence. I'm going to have to give that fold a try, I love it.

  3. Super cute, and a great plug for that stamp. It's so adorable. Love gate fold cards too - they are easy but a nice change from the usual. Your colors are gorgeous, and your coloring superb. You did an awesome job on the fence with the shading. Really sweet card!!

  4. I've never heard of a Joy Fold before....very cool! Love the fence and flowers...very pretty!

  5. A super Autumnal creation Donna and perfect for our theme this month, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge (would also fir in at Stamping Sensations).

    B x

  6. Beautiful card, great colouring.
    Thanks for joining in this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. When you said Joy Fold, I knew what you were talking about, as I made one while crafting with Karen recently. This gate is perfect for it and so clever of you to see other seasonal uses for it. I'm sure that we will be seeing this stamp again. Love the inside too, but you are so good at that!

  8. Awesome scene and love the fancy fold card you created with it.

  9. Love the Joy fold and the stamp is so cute. Thanks for sharing the inside also. Fabulous papers.

  10. This is lovely, Donna! I adore the fun fold with the gate image--very clever! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. What a great fold card and your colouring is lovely - just right for our autumn colours at Penny Black & More. Thanks so much for taking part this month.
    Lynn x

  12. Beautiful card, Donna! I love the fun design! Thank you for sharing your project with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle