Friday, October 18, 2013

Live, love, laugh bendy card

The SCS Ways To Use it challenge WT449 was to use chipboard on a card. I have had these 3 chipboard words for years. I don't usually use chipboard, so I never thought to use these until I was challenged to yesterday. I took them and covered them with ink spray smashed tissue paper. I then took my MFP Cracked hello stamp and stamped the crackle onto the letters. Then I hit a creative wall. I pulled out all kinds of designer papers and really struggled. I told my friend Pam that I had run out of creative ideas. She asked me to send her a photo of where I was. When I did she said I needed "stitching" "drywall tape" "burlap" and "butterflies". I was originally thinking of a masculine card, but Pam pointed out that I do girly cards better.
So I listened to my friend. This card took a lot of detours and finally came together. I just had to make another bendy card. I am so glad I Cheryl shared this addictive fold with me. 
Closed view of Card.

View of the right front panel.

View of left front panel.

Inside view of left panel.

Inside view of center panel.

Inside view of right panel.

Inside view of card opened up.

This view shows the dimension of the bendy card. It is definitely a card for giving in person.


  1. Absolutely Beautiful!!! I LOVE how you created this one, and love the panels, absolutely Gorgeous card!!! WOW!!! Also LOVE the colors on this, the blue is so beautiful and bright! LOVE IT!!!

  2. Honestly Marilynn, you make the best bows I have ever seen. This may seem a bit (or a big) shallow but it is good to know others struggle, others whom I would consider giants in their field. Your scrumpled tissue paper looks fabulous on the chipboard. Who said burlap and lace couldn't be a winner? The card is so beautiful. Thank you again for posting you inspirational pieces of art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  3. Quite stunning!!!! Pam steered you correctly!!!! You create amazing cards with lots of texture!

  4. OH and I love how you covered the chipboard words!!! Creative genius, that's you!

  5. This is really amazing, MariLynn! Thank you for being a part of this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge. We always look forward to being inspired by our participants and you certainly did not disappoint. This is a fabulous project. Thanks for supporting us!
    Diane Noble (WAW-DT)

  6. What a masterpiece MariLynn - love the blue with the pop of orange of the butterflies.

  7. Absolutely STUNNING, MariLynn! Thanks for sharing in our challenge - it's always SUCH a blessed to have you play along with us,
    Be blessed,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Love your design. Absolutely stunning!!

  9. This is just breathtaking! I love the colour scheme and the butterflies!

  10. WOW!!! This is amazing. I love the colors, the way your dressed up the chipboard, the butterflies....OK all of it. This is stunning and the recipient will love it!! Thanks so much for sharing us at Word Art Wednesday.