05 June 2012

Christmas Trifold Card

Hi everyone,


How has the beginning of your week been?  Good I hope! 


It’s time for a new Christmas Challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges and this week it is being hosted by Judy.  Judy’s challenge is to create a Trifold Card.


So if you are ready for a challenge and may need some inspiration from the other members of the Design Team or interested in see the types of Trifold cards you can create ?  Come and visit us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges, you may even win a prize!


For my Trifold card I have created a Gatefold Card and the base cardstock is Perfect Plum.


The image is the sponsors image and I when I saw the image I immediately thought of using Perfect Plum and Tempting Turquoise to colour the Dove in but needed a third colour.  The third colour I decided to add was Wild Wasabi.


The image has been coloured in using the Aqua Painter and I have added some Soft Suede and So Saffron on the beak of the Dove.


The image and the layer of Wild Wasabi card stock have been cut out using the Labels Framelits in the Big Shot.  The Wild Wasabi layer of card stock has been embossed using the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder.


The Snowflakes on the front of the card have been stamped on the Perfect Plum card stock in Perfect Plum ink and are from the Snow Swirled stamp set.  The snow flakes on the inside of the card have been stamped in Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Tempting Turquoise.


The trifold card has been held shut with two buttons from the Subtles Designer Buttons which have been added to the card front with dimensionals.  I have also added ‘bling’ to the inside of the buttons and on a couple of the snow flakes.


Here is my card:





Stamp set: Snow Swirl, Field Flowers, Robyn’s Fetish Gilded Christmas Dove, Peaceful Wishes (retired)

Card: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories:  Framelit Labels, Subtles Designer Buttons, Aqua Painter, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Designer Label Punch (Retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals,
SNAIL Adhesive



Below is a picture of the card when it is not held shut with the buttons:





And the inside of my card:





This is a very non-traditional coloured card but I think you still get the Christmas feel and it was great to add the Trifold Technique in as well.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


One Stitch at a Time Challenge – Use a Digi

Quirky Crafts Challenge - #12 Up Up and Away

Stampin Sisters in Christ - #142 – Create something from Heaven

Our Creative Corner – Embellished Frame

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenges - #188 Anything Goes

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - #110 Use Buttons

Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - #75 Right Royal Purple

ABC Christmas Challenge – K is for Keep It Simple

Christmas Crafting Monthly Challenge – # 12 Purple Christmas



Have a wonderful rest of the week, see you again soon…. Meg




Bonnie said...

These are such unexpected but pretty colors for a Christmas card, Meighan. And what a beautiful bird!

Pat said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Julie Temple said...

So pretty! Love the colors you chose...I love non-traditional colors for Christmas! Even the inside is lovely!


Judy McKay said...

Veery pretty card Meighan. Love the colour scheme and the way you finished the inside of the card.

Diane Noble said...

Meighan, this card is lovely...and what a sweet bit of heaven. Love your dove and the colors you chose for your card. Very sweet. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week. We appreciate your participation and inspiration so much. Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Meighan
Your colour palette, is very unique, and looks fresh and clean, Your frame has wonderful texture with the dry embossing, and the Green is a real eye catcher.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at Our Creative corner, we are so pleased to pay you a visit.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card Meighan, I love the color scheme, I'm not usually one for non traditional colors, but this is terrific. Great job on the inside too.

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous coloring. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Be sure to submit your card for the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge this week to make a card using buttons and bows and get another chance to win a free stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries sigh up today it is FREE!!!!!!!!

sue w. said...

Love the design of your card and the dove is so lovely.
Thanks for sharing @ ABC Christmas Challenge.
Hugs Sue W GDT.

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful trifold card. I love the little buttons that hold it shut. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you have a blessed day!

Diane said...

Thank you for entering the latest challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Lovely colour combo.

Hazel said...

This is a super card - love the use of the buttons - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 75 - hope to see you again soon. x

Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful dove card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends Blog Challenge!

Debbie said...

Lovely card...I love this image. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting.
Debbie x

Curly said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with this amazing creation

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a fabulous trifold card. Love the bright color shceme and beautiful image. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

Helen said...

Love it! This is so beautiful! I like that it's "non-traditional" in it's colors. That makes it more fun! :) Thank for you joining our challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card love this image, Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our Keep it Simple Challenge
hugs Samantha :0)

Bettina L. said...

This is a really lovely christmas card and I love that you have used non traditional colours and a different fold too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Caro said...

I love the dove! Thanks so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

meg said...

Thank you for entering the challenge at Christmas Crafting with your beautiful card, the non-traditional colours are perfect for the challenge,it's lovely to see the colours carried through to the inside.
good luck.

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