Monday, February 27, 2012

Piling on a Fancy Fold (Dude Time Doodles Scarecrow Card)

This week's challenge at Pile It On is one of my favorites: Use a Fun Fold. There are so many groovy folds out there, and the Design Team has some great inspiration. One lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp, so pop over there and pile it on!

This was a perfect opportunity for me to try a Gate Fold Latch Card, which I first saw at Clearly iStamp. This happy scarecrow is from Dude Time Doodles; I haven't chosen a specific sentiment for this card, as I think it could be used for several occasions.

I printed Scotty Scarecrow onto yellow & plaid fabrics from a Heidi Grace swatch book, as well as a white linen paper that I used for the eyes. I colored Scotty with Copics,  and then pieced on the hat & eyes, and sealed it with Modge Podge. I added some Flowersoft to the straw hair and black OCL Sparkly Fluff to the eyebrows.

Here is the card closed flat (notice the little fly that snuck in...I didn't have the heart to photoshop it out!):

I stamped both sides of the card with a chicken-wire background stamp from Raisin Boat in Gold ink from ColorBox. The yellow background paper on the front already had a slight color distress on it; I ink-distressed the whole thing in Antique Linen. I made the circle frames in SCAL & cut them on my Cricut; then I added some faux stitching with and awl & an Elmer's gel pen.

The feather is from a K&Co. ephemera pack, the birds & haystacks are from a sticker set, and the inside scarecrow border is cut from a Graphic 45 DP (the Halloween Wizard of Oz series).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Rogue Redhead Rebel Challenge #8: Use a Stamped Background

Update: Lucky me! This won the prize for Rogue Redhead Rebel Challenge #8. Their stamps are so gorgeous; you know I have mine picked out already! 


  1. What a fun card! Love how it unfolds! Thanks for playing the Stamped Background Rebel Challenge on RRD!

  2. Wow this is so oo cool!! I love it (and I like your little fly friend too!) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!!

  3. What a great fun card CG, I like the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Cadmadfairy Digi days.
    Kevin xx

  4. Love this idea and all the different elements. Thanks for joining in with the Cardmadfairy. Hugs Gillian.


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