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Sharon



Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Week 41 - Colour Creations Showcase - "Rich Razzleberry"

 


Well one of my favourite colours is this weeks in the spotlight! 
Rich Razzleberry for week 41

Don't you just love that name Rich Razzleberry? I do it is quite a fun name and it a great purple and goes so well with my favourite colour which is Blackberry Bliss  but today I didn't put them together. I know shock horror!

Tonight I have used the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and punch bundle along with the Dandy Garden 6 x 6 DSP from the Jan-June Mini page 25 and I have also done a fancy fold for you. 

Rhapsody in craft, Rich Razzleberry, Fancy Fold Card, Gatefold card, Cross over gatefold card, Dandy Garden, Dragonfly Garden, Label Me fancy, Ladybug Trinkets, Thank you card, #colourcreationsshowcase, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up, Jan-June Mini 2021

I have created a cross over gatefold card for you. I have made a cross over card once before but I saw this design with the dragonfly by Gloria Kremer and I wanted to give it a try for my young friend.  I have made a thank you card as I wanted to give a card to a young lady that played violin for me on Sunday to help accompany a song I conducted for our church choir. Her playing was just gorgeous. I know that she and her mother have quite the garden so I thought I would use this bundle to create a fun card for her. She is such an amazingly talented musician I love hearing her play.
Rhapsody in craft, Rich Razzleberry, Fancy Fold Card, Gatefold card, Cross over gatefold card, Dandy Garden, Dragonfly Garden, Label Me fancy, Ladybug Trinkets, Thank you card, #colourcreationsshowcase, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up, Jan-June Mini 2021

For this card I have used the Rich Razzleberry as the base of the card as well as for the cross over layers. The base of the card is half of the A4 cut at 10.5 cm vertically and then folded the 2 ends in to meet in the middle Then I have layered the front with 2 different pieces of the Dandy Garden 6x 6 DSP. The Bumblebee layer to add contrast with the Rich Razzleberry and the predominant flower and mossy meadow layer. The strips across the middle are layered the same way.
Rhapsody in craft, Rich Razzleberry, Fancy Fold Card, Gatefold card, Cross over gatefold card, Dandy Garden, Dragonfly Garden, Label Me fancy, Ladybug Trinkets, Thank you card, #colourcreationsshowcase, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up, Jan-June Mini 2021

In the centre of the card I have stamped the sprig of flowers in Rich Razzleberry. You can't leave the inside blank.
Rhapsody in craft, Rich Razzleberry, Fancy Fold Card, Gatefold card, Cross over gatefold card, Dandy Garden, Dragonfly Garden, Label Me fancy, Ladybug Trinkets, Thank you card, #colourcreationsshowcase, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up, Jan-June Mini 2021


The top and the bottom cross over strip are attached on the left front and then I have attached a punched out dragonfly which I have stamped in basic grey and then stamped off once the Rich Razzleberry wing colours. This is so when you fold the middle cross over strip through your card all stays closed.
Rhapsody in craft, Rich Razzleberry, Fancy Fold Card, Gatefold card, Cross over gatefold card, Dandy Garden, Dragonfly Garden, Label Me fancy, Ladybug Trinkets, Thank you card, #colourcreationsshowcase, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up, Jan-June Mini 2021

The middle cross over strip is attached on the right hand front fold and I have also stamped and punch out a thank you. To make this I first punch out the label with the Label me fancy punch in Basic White then with the "Thank You for your Kindness" Stamp from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set I put sticky tape over all the words except the "Thank" inked it up in Basic Grey took off the tape and then stamped on the label. Cleaned the stamp and then repeated the process with the sticky tape over all the word except the "You"
Rhapsody in craft, Rich Razzleberry, Fancy Fold Card, Gatefold card, Cross over gatefold card, Dandy Garden, Dragonfly Garden, Label Me fancy, Ladybug Trinkets, Thank you card, #colourcreationsshowcase, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up, Jan-June Mini 2021


 It slips nicely through the middle so that you can open and close your cross over gatefold card.


Now to finish off the card I added a few white dragonflies and a couple of Ladybug trinkets. How cute are they?

Hope you have enjoyed my Rich Razzleberry card today, please now head to our host of or Colour Creations Showcase for each week Cathy Proctor there you will find the list of everyone playing along and lots of fantastic inspiration for our colour this week: Cathy's Blog

If you have any questions about today's card or would like to purchase any of the products to make this card please do not hesitate to contact me.


Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today,
take care,








8 comments:

Tina said...

Oh wow, I've never seen a gatefold card made this way - it looks awesome! I especially love that the dragonfly crosses two of the strips.

Cathy Proctor said...

Sharon you always have such interesting stories to tell - I love the way you write your blogs. This is such a cool gatefold card and yes I am still in shock that you didn't include blackberry bliss into your card! Thank you so much for inspiring us all with your Rich Razzleberry creation tonight!

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

This is a lovely garden-themed card, that I am sure your young friend will love, Sharon. Quite frankly, I am shocked that Blackberry Bliss did not make an appearance with lovely Rich Razzleberry!

Andrea said...

Wow, what a great card Sharon. I love this fancy fold - gatefold card and its combination with the DSP and the dragonflies. I have seen other gatefolds - but nothing quite like this one. Must give it a try. You are always inspiring me. You are amazing. xxx

Michele Taylor said...

Fabulous gatefold card Sharon. Love it!!! I like the addition or the white dragonflies and the ladybird trinket. Very cute.

Kate Morgan said...

Your friend will love this card, Sharon. The Bumblebee layer is a great contrast and those ladybugs & dragonflies are too cute. That is such a clever gatefold card, I really must try one soon!

Carussell Crafts said...

A beautiful fun-fold card for your young friend Sharon. The perfect choice of products too.

Ros said...

I love your unusual gatefold card. Very clever and creative.

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