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Here's My Anything Goes Project:
The above picture shows the deck of card sized accordion card I made all bundled up in it's belly band and here it is unfolded:
Supplies: (All products are Stampin' Up! unless noted)
Stamps: Merry Patterns (Hostess Promo 144973), Merry Little Labels(144795), Jar of Love (141587)
Ink: Dapper Denim, Pacific Point
Card Stock: Whisper White and Dapper Denim
DSP/Specialty Papers: Color Theory Pack (144193), Silver Foil (132178)
Accessories:Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Tom Bow Glue, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Glitter Enamel Dots (144200), Clear Faceted Gems (144142)
Big Shot Accessories: Stitched Shapes Thinlets (145372), Card Front Builder (144674), Home Town Greetings Edgelit Dies (144671), Lots of Labels (138281), Sleigh Ride Edgelits (139670 Retired), Everyday Jars (1414900
Non Stampin' Up Accessories: Tim Holtz Snowflakes 661599, EK Tools Alphabet 54-80032, EK Tools Christmas 54-80018
How It's Made:
All of the details and measurements needed to make an Accordion Fold card are listed in my November Creative Circle Blog hop post so I won't repeat them here. Just click on this link for the details.
To make this Accordion Fold card I began with Whisper White and Dapper Denim card stocks for my card base and first layers. I super liked the way the Color Theory Designer Series paper worked out in my Thanksgiving Accordion fold, so I chose the Dapper Denim coloured papers from this paper pack for my DSP layers. I especially liked how the blue crackle design paper worked perfectly for show casing the mason jars from the Everyday Jar stamp set.
The hardest part of making this Accordion Fold card was deciding what word to showcase and how I wanted the alphabet letters to be displayed. My display only had room for an 8 letter word so "holidays" worked for me.
I also chose to go with the mason jars from Everyday Jars because they conjured up all kinds of ideas for displays like mini lights or candle holders. To get that effect I sponged Dapper Denim ink around in the middle of the jars and then added glimmer swirls to catch the light and look like tiny lights. Here's a look at the individual sections of the card.
|This is a back view of the Accordion Card in the Belly Band prior to my adding the "Let It Snow" tag. To make it look finished and professional, I covered the back side of the tag with a Dapper Denim layer cut out with the Lots of Labels die cut.|
|In this view you can see what the back of the Accordion Fold card looks like. I added card stock and dsp to the two end pieces, because they are the front and back sides that show when the card is folded and held in the belly band.|
|I really like how the Dapper Denim dark crackle design paper adds such a cool effect to this back panel. I stamped the "Let It Snow" label from the Merry Little Labels set in Dapper Denim ink and added glued it flat to the back panel.|
|I love how the last panel turned out. The scene is comprised of various die cuts from the Home Town Greetings and Sleigh Ridge Edgelits. The Color Theory background paper added to the overall feel of a cold frosty night.|
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