'A day late and a dollar short'' ...have you ever heard that saying? Well, that's how I'm feeling tonight, like I am playing catch up. It's all good, though...the reason is that it's been so beautiful here the past couple days, that I've been outside!! Today we went to the beach!! I didn't go in the water or anything, it's still way too cold for that, but the ocean breeze was heavenly!!
This week (or past week...ending yesterday) my blog group-Surfin' Ocean's 11-had a challenge to do a Spring 3-D card...and it's taken me until today to get it done. I didn't want to surf their blogs until I got mine posted, so tonight I'll be making my rounds on their blogs for my last weeks quota ;) I'm sure they won't mind that Ill visit again later this week.
Coming up with a 3-D card wasn't all that easy for me. I can think of 3-D items, but cards?? That was a harder job for me. Well, I went to my best source for ideas....SCS and they had a challenge of the Dahlia Fold card a year ago: TLC153, so I thought I'd give that a try.
They had a great/easy website to follow, so that's what I used as my tool. I thought it would be easier then it was...punching out the circles...easy....folding them in quarters...easy, then comes the more tricky parts...folding up the edges, that didn't always work for me, which lead to an uneven next step...so I had to redo the edges....anyway, finally we had to lay it all out like a medallion and for some reason mine isn't exact, I guess with more practice I could get it to be better...so this one will probably be just for me to admire. When I get more time to play, I might try this again.
So, here are my spring colors. Funny, when I think of spring, I think of this Designer Paper, it's so cheerful! Yes, it's retired, I can't help myself, but I had to use it anyway.
And you can see the 3-D dimension here in the second picture with all my folds.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Set: Time Well Spent (SU)
Accessories: Petals & Paisleys DP, Pretty In Pink, Cool Caribbean, So Saffron & Whisper White cardstocks, Prima flower, Rhinestone brad-Fire, Light Pink Grosgrain, Sponge, markers, 1 3/8" circle punch.