Fun challenge! I admit, Iíve seen a few of these collar folds & really liked the look, so this is my attempt. Sigh...the card itself was not hard..I only rated it a 5 because of the 47 bad things that happened on the way to finishing. I'm pretty sure it was 47 bad things, but it could have been more. What's the saying? If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all. That pretty much describes this card. Sigh...
So anyway, I had an idea to use the fold w/ this wonderful cowboy image & have the collar fold peel back to reveal a little more of the scene. The paper I used is double sided, a bright red distressed on one side, a paler peach on the other. The image was stamped (a couple of times, using the Misti) w/ Versafine then die cut. I did the collar fold on the left & peeled the edges back & added brads. I stamped part of the silhouette scene again on the larger red layer & attached the top layer on top along w/ a very narrow black frame. The moon/eagle image was stamped on white, fussy cut & added along w/ the greeting.
I won't go into to the 47 bad things..it's just too ridiculous. Thanks so much for looking. Closeups & the inside are on my blog: The Write Stuff
Date: Monday, May 23, 2016 GMT Views: 1106
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 103422
Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 10:57 PM
Eep, I'm so sorry about the bad things. My stamping last night was a little like that, but nowhere near 47, or I would have given up. What a great take on the fold, Julie, really inspired. I like your concept of continuing the scene behind the fold. It reminds me of an e-card I have both sent and been sent, which is like layers of wallpaper being peeled back to reveal a bigger picture each time.
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Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 12:54 PM
Love this card! I have that same paper, also have it in yellow and love it. I'm betting the small black frame was a booger bear to cut, as was the bird across the moon...just guessing here. Thanks for the persistence - it paid off!
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