Sunday, August 17, 2008

Experimenting with Flap Cards




Hello and I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! At the moment it is warm and humid here today. The past few days have been on the coool side but perfect weather for me. Its hard to believe that September is right around the corner...where did the summer go?


To explain what I mean about experimenting, I ran across a Flap Card tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and I decided to give it a try. The card itself is relatively easy to make! My only problem was deciding on an image to cover the flap portion. Once I get all of my ideas in order, I'm going to make a few of these Flap style cards for Christmas. I think this style is perfect for gift and money cards.

Since I was experimenting, everything except for the image is from my stash. The very talented Barbara sent me these lovely images and I colored them in with my Copic Markers. To help give the cherries a bit of a sheen, I applied some Liquid Glass and let it dry overnight.


Detals........

c/s and DP and ribbon from my stash,Other embellishments are scallop scissors, paper pierce tool and Dew Drops. The image a gift from Barb W. Thank you Barb!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day:)



28 comments:

pescbrico said...

Really cute flap cards! I have never done some like that! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great week

Janine said...

These are both beautiful.. I love the bright bold colors.

Stephenie said...

Does this stuff just come natural to you? Seriously wonderful Malieta!
hugs,
stephenie

Flossie's Follies said...

Love your coloring on those images, the card style is great.

2 Worlds said...

Great colorful cards Malieta

stampmonkey said...

Flap fold cards are really fun, and you did a great job with the images Barb sent you! ;)

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, I just printed that tutorial out!!! Can't wait to try it ... even more so now that I see your amazin' samples!!

Stunning. Okay, I said it. Your cards are (always) stunning!! And I don't stun easily, lolol!

Those stamps are tooooooo cute too ... I've been admirin' them from afar, lolol!

Have a great week, my friend!

~Big Hug!

Michelle said...

Very cool! Great card.
September? Gak! Summer went by too fast.

Danyelle Kessler said...

Umm, can I have my $$ and my giftcard in the cherry one please, super-size that and light ice.

JK, super cute!

Jan Scholl said...

these look good enough to eat! Did you go to the stamp convention in Novi this weekend? I didn't go last year (hate to go alone) and same situation came up this year-but I went anyways. I think I won't go alone again as no one to bounce ideas off of. Plus my wallet hurts.

mochamama said...

These are beautiful Malieta and I love your bright colors! Watch your mailbox

Tina said...

Very pretty and quite elegant. You have colored those images superbly.

Tina said...

Very pretty and quite elegant. You have colored those images superbly.

Annapurna said...

These are lovely. Great jobbie with the experiments. The DP on the first card is yum!

I love those images. I wonder if they put their names next to them, just in case people like me color them to look like something else :-)

Ana Baird said...

Stunning cards! Love the colouring too!

Courtney said...

Oh I just love these stamps! And what a neat idea for a card layout!

Lauren said...

Great cards. This experiment went very well, eh? Love the coloring.

Barb W said...

Beautiful cards, my friend. You definitely are the Copic MASTER! I love what you did with the cherries...that bit of tan color makes it look like the colander is sitting on a counter top...very nice! And your peaches look real enough to eat!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, I love the design and as always brilliant colouring

Marlou said...

a beautiful card Malieta, perfection :) hugzz xx

Teri said...

Just beautiful, as always! Both cards are so pretty!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Amazing!!! As always! Love that blue green color combo!
:-)

Alexandra said...

These turned out beautiful, girl!! Love them - you are soooo talented! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rita said...

Gorgeous flap cards Risa, nice & bright & cheerful!!! Your coloring is always top notch girl!!! I luv these flap cards myself & your right their so easy to make!

Jen Young said...

wow Risa, these are gorgeous girl!! love your coloring, and how lucky to have receive these images... you really put them to great use. Love your flap cards.

hugs,
Jen

Smriti said...

Risa, these are so beautiful! You ROCK at coloring!

Elaine said...

Mali! How on earth do you find the time to do all these cards! I love the image and the card you did here! It's colored so beautifully!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Way too cute. Your colouring is incredible. SO vibrant and realistic! Love the flap fold! :O)