Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Very Rustic!

Good afternoon on this wet and windy Wednesday.

After watching  You Tube last evening I decided to have a go at a Corner fold card.  I didn't follow the sizes just cut an A6 card and had a go.

It really is a proto type and I had no idea how I was going to decorate it when I began.  I just wanted to have a go at a different type of card.

I used some of those shiny papers that come in magazines.  I don't often use them as they aren't very easy to work with and I have lots of much  nicer papers in my stash.  However they were handy so that's what I used.

 I was very pleased with how it turned out so decided to post it this afternoon.  There were a few rough edges so I did lots of inking round the edges.

  I used my Stampin Up owl punch and even he is punched from scraps of white paper that I just  scribbled onto with Promarkers before punching him out.

 His chest is the back of the card where the Promarker bled through!   I stuck scraps of the paper onto white card to give strength and punched them out and the bow is made from a piece of string that was on the floor of my cabin!!!!   I should probably be ashamed to admit this hehehe!  But I did have fun.

I'm going to pop this over to Pixies Snippets Playground  after making a coffee and also
Crafting From the Heart Challenge 96

41 comments:

Di said...

Tee, hee indeed - I love cards where a whole load of bits and bobs come together like this - perfect!

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

That owl punch is so useful. Great shaped card Barb. But . . . er, did you have too much grog at the Treehouse last night? It's WEDNESDAY all day here!

I'm serving up more hooch in the Playground Tree House this evening but I think you'd better stick to dancing on top of the bar!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Swissie said...

Hi Barb,
I like your card very well! I am often, -or mostly -, making A6 cards, so thank you for this great idea for that size. My cards are still a bit boring, and I find your corner fold card very good.
Have a nice WEDNESDAY evening ;)
Hugs, Liv

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a super owl card.
Now you know I love owls so this is one of my very fave cards of late.
Great use of snippets too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandy Leigh said...

Such a cute owl card! Would also be cute for Valentines. Have a good week. Sandy Leigh #39

Mrs A. said...

Iv'e tried this corner shape card and found it quite easy to do. It looks far more complicated than it really. is. Glad you had a go at making one. I love your owl theme.
Hugs Mrs A.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb...Just love your cute owl....great card...and papers...love the design....Joolsx

Neet said...

That is a great card. Funny how we crafters can overcome things that go wrong so easily.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Pat Taviss said...

Good for you trying something different. I think is turned out really well. You may be a trend setter.

Enjoy, Pat #61

Krisha said...

I love trying new things, and this looks very inviting...you did a FANTASTIC job on it.

Going back over your week, I fell in love with your daisy card and the one with the velum flowers on it.........both are so pretty.

Thanks for the visit and the comment

Julia Dunnit said...

That worked really well, clever you! I'm useless at figuring things out, always have to learn from others! Love the owl, and a great way to use up the papers!

PJ said...

You did a marvelous job on your corner folded card. The owl punch is so much fun to use, but those little pieces are hard for me to pick up. I like the attention to detail, with the little bow and tiny hearts cut out with the designer paper.

KandA said...

Good on you for trying something new - it's turned out fabulous and I love the little owl xx

Stacy Sheldon said...

I think inking the edges is my go to technique for every card ( even if its not distressed haha) so, until I read that I didn't even see that part. the folded angle looks really cool with this and the owl is just darling :) tfs

Lisca Meijer said...

What a lovely card! I should be using the magazine papers too you know. I have quite a few mags with papers etc in them. I love your owl. And it is useful too as an owl can be any sort of card really.
Thank you for taking the trouble to visit and for your sweet comment.
Greetings from sunny Spain,
Lisca

Angela Radford said...

Hi Barb, lovely card. Have a great woyww and happy crafting,
Angela x 29

Liz said...

Lovely to see a new fold. Your cute little owl looks quite at home amongst all those leaves. The SU owl punch is my favourite punch of all time. xx

Liz said...

Lovely to see a new fold. Your cute little owl looks quite at home amongst all those leaves. The SU owl punch is my favourite punch of all time. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a terrific, fun fold card Barb! Love that cute owl! Have a lovely evening/day! Hazel xx
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My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a terrific, fun fold card Barb! Love that cute owl! Have a lovely evening/day! Hazel xx
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Carol L said...

THis is really cute with that unique fold, and who doesn't love those cute owls?! Fun stuff :)

Sharon said...

It's always fun to try something new. I love the owl! So cute.

Sharon K #49

April Story said...

What a cute card. You just cannot go wrong with a owl. :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.
April #58

Greta said...

Fun design--cute card, Barb! Always a winner when you have fun making it!

Dana & Glen said...

Super cute and fun card Barb! I always enjoy seeing fun fold cards.

Jane Willis said...

What a coincidence, I was only thinking this week that I'd never made a corner fold card and really must have a go at one! I find the same with the papers from magazines, a lot of them are glossy and also so flimsy that if you're not careful with your choice of adhesive the print on the other side shows through! So mine often get wasted. You've put everything together into a gorgeous card
Jane

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning Barb, lovely card, well owls always win with me. Love your new fold and the colours and paper designs are brilliant, Kate x

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

Someone else who doesn't throw anything away? Your card is gorgeous, I haven't seen a folded one like that before
Jill

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I'm still playing catch up with my visits.
I really love your owl card Barb.
Hugs,
Annie x # 11

Peg Robinson said...

Cute, cute,cute!

Lisa Andersson said...

I like your card very much. Nice idea with the folded corner and I like owls as well. Have a nice day Barb
Hugs lisa

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This turned out beautifully, not always the case for a first try at something new, as I know very well. Love the papers and the fancy fold.
Lorraine

Ros Crawford said...

Hi there Barb!! Thanks so much for taking the tie to visit my blog and leave a comment ... I do appreciate it... This is such a cute card ... I also took a look at some past posts and you really have created some gorgeous cards! Have a lovely day!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ha! I love that card...it's so bright and breezy :-) well done you on figuring it out!
Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

Cara said...

Great card! Good on you for trying a new fold, I'm a total stick in the mud when it comes to card bases! Cara x

Erika said...

It's always nice to try something new Barb, a super folded owl card. Great colour scheme too. It reminds me that I bought an owl die similar to yours and haven't used it yet. I am so bad at that.

Hugs Erika. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like that your bow came from a random piece on the floor. This card is quite delightful. I applaud you for using the papers from a magazine. I collect them with good intent, but it doesn't happen.

sandra de said...

Now that is a very sweet card and good on you for using the papers from your magazine. Thanks for stopping by at my blog.
sandra de @14

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well done there Barb a really cute little owl card out of scrappy type things Shaz in oz.x

Marit said...

Such a cute card Barb! And yes... the things we find on the floor *lol* Thanks for stopping by my blog last week - I'm a bit late myself but happy woyww, have a nice weekend! Hug, Marit #28

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr, Elly