Thursday, November 12, 2020

Second "Wild Card" at Beccy's Place

      Well, we've gotten through the alphabet as far as the Letter J in the 30 Days of Christmas at Beccy's Place and now we have another "theme" card instead of an alphabet letter so polish up your thinking cap and find something new that you've never done before.  Beccy has such a great collection of tutorials and "how to"s on the blog that I went to that page of her blog and found a style called "Building Block" card.

     It took me two practice tries before I completed this card, but I like the end result even though I modified it from a Z-fold to a regular A2.  Here are photos of both the card front and the inside when opened.  This also could count as the first "pop-up" of any kind that I've ever done!  It all folds flat for mailing.

I've used this Winter Window image from  Beccy's Place every holiday season since it was first released and I've colored it in all shades of gray, brick red, sandstone, and now I've gone with blues.  This was the first one I bought of the 4 seasonal windows Beccy has (now in a set, too) and it's definitely a favorite of mine.

Colored w ProMarkers & gel inks
Image cut w Gina Marie die
"Brick" EF by Darice
Metallic papers
Sentiment cut w Avery Elle die
Inside letters cut w QuicKutz die


     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Teresa said...

That turned out great! It is so much fun on Beccy's blog!

Beccy said...

I love this sentiment NC, it's so beautiful. I once heard that it's traditional to keep a candle in the window so people can find their way home. What a lovely thought. The blue tones look gorgeous and contrast perfectly with the glowing yellow candle.
The brickwork embossing looks awesome and works perfectly with the building block fold. I love that you've altered it to fit your purposes, it looks great as an A2. Well done!!

Suze said...

Beautiful card NanaConnie. I like the brick embossing too.

Donna said...

Connie, this is awesome! I used the same tutorial but did it just as Beccy wrote it. I usually make A2 cards so I'm going to have to try modify it because I'd love to do this again. Love your image and sentiment. Great job!

meg said...

A beautiful fold,love the window stamp,perfect for Christmas

*Vicki* said...

Wow Connie, this looks stunning with the coordinating brick texture and I love how you've done the interactive inside design! The blue tones are so pretty and I love the thought behind this design as well! Nicely done my friend! HUGS

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You clever Gal, this is stunning Connie, love the window, then the inside topped it all.
Faith x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Connie, love the beautiful fold and wonderful image.
Linda xxx

Suzanne H said...

Love the shades of blue you've used and a wonderful pop up message inside. I have this set and should think of using it more often.

Sladjana Perisic said...

Beautiful card, I love that the inside reveals a wonderful sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

Joy Wilson said...

Wow what a wonderful card! I was in love with the front... but the inside... oh wow! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

Kelly Schelske said...

What a great card Connie!

Thank you for joining our challenge this week over at Creative Knockouts!

Bhavya Raghavendra said...

Your card with interactive design is wonderful Connie!
Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts! Hugs !! Bhavya DT.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, I love the layout. Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x