Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: A Different Fold

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your projects with a different fold.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND Elisabeth Bell designs from Whiff of Joy!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

I've used this fantastic rubberstamp image called Christmas Dance designed by Elisabeth Bell for Whiff of Joy.  You can find this lovely little dancer with her sentiment at the Whiff of Joy online store here.

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I hand cut the diamond shape using the "Beyond the Edge" technique to allow her foot to hang over the edge.

Layers of K&Company Tim Coffey Holly Vine Flat glitter patterned paper with textured red and smooth metallic brown cardstock form my spring-fold card.  A Memory Box Holly Vine provides a classy, leafy swirled border topped with McGill punched pine branches and handmade layered flowers.  Xmas Red Stickles shimmers as berries throughout the diecut vine and her dress.  A few blue jewel strips line the sentiments.  Three mini jingle bells hang from a blue metallic mini clip to accent the wonderful sentiment that comes with the Christmas Dance stamp.

Here's a view of the front of my completed spring-fold card showing my use of Christmas Dance, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, on a card with "A Different Fold" . . .

I've noticed that some cardmakers glue the bottom triangle to the base of their spring-fold card for support.  I prefer to use that space for adding a sentiment or a handwritten note.   In that case, I adhere a 1 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" long, layered, simple swinging easel to the back for stability.  See the end of this post for a look at how the swinging easel works.
This pic shows how the card looks when lying completely open and flat for a better view of the base where I've used a sentiment from Artful Legacy. A 3/8" metallic blue ribbon bow is topped by a couple of Punch Bunch holly leaf punches and layered kikyou flowers.

For a chance to win a fabulous prize, get over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and add your entry into this month's A Different Fold challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
All Sorts "Bring on the Bling" (here)
Crazy for Challenges "Put a Bow on It" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Flowers" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Creations "Christmas is Coming" (here)
Sir Stampalot Stamping Sensations "Traditional Christmas" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
holly leaves, socks, hair barrette - G40, G43, G46
heart, berries, apron trim - R21, R24, R29
dress, shoes - B32, B34, B37, B39
apron - E43, E41, 0
airbrushed background - Y000, G40, E30

I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose


pinky said...

What a beautiful card Rose and such a great shape. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.

paper fun said...

Rosie, your card is gorgeous, as always. Your coloring is stunning and I like the easel back. Such a clever idea.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Margaret said...

Fabulous card!

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our anything goes challenge

Margaret xx

Lau W said...

Oh superb shape, and so lovely details on this card wow !

Mummylade said...

love the warmth and all the details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Lynne K said...

How lovely to see an unusual shape, and such a gorgeous design too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and good luck.


Debs said...

Stunning card - fabulous shape and amazing colouring.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Kim said...

Beautiful, great detail carried throughout! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' Helen x

Deanette said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Unknown said...

This is so cute, love the image and style of your card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week xxx