Hi! We are close to wrapping up our November Anything Goes with option of fancy fold challenge at 613 Avenue Create. I hope you will be able to join us while there is still time!
Our sponsor this month is Conie Fong Art. This is Pumpkin Kitties and Sentiment and I have colored the image with Copic markers. I drew in the trees in the background and grass in front. I have been watching lots of videos with Elaine Hughes of Marker Geek. She has been a tremendous help to me! All pattern papers and shimmer beads are from my stash. The alphabet die cuts are from Amazon. The candy images on the interior of the card are from I Want Candy at Whimsy Stamps. The sentiments are stickers from my stash. I used my handy Scor-Pal to create all the folds. If anyone is interested, I listed the Copic marker colors at the bottom of the page.
This is a tri-fold card. I could not find directions so I kinda just winged it. LoL I did see that some were closed with ribbons or an embellishment strategically placed to keep the front flap closed; however, I made this for my five year old grandson's Halloween 2023. One down! I am way ahead of the game! LoL He's autistic so I always make his cards with certain features that I know will intrigue him. First, he likes things that snap. So another great reason to use magnets! He likes texture and the 'halloween' die cuts can be felt when you run your fingers across the front. He likes shiny things so I used shiny beads with REALLY strong glue. If he tries to pull those off, he's tearing paper too! I hope it will be a big hit with him!
Whenever I gift him a handmade card, I like to keep an eye on him to see what he finds interesting and make note for future reference. Once I see that he wants to either pull things off or tosses it to the side, I will either distract him with something else to take it away from him and/or store it away for the future. I am keeping a box where I place all the cards I have made for him since birth. My hopes are that someday when he's older and/or I am gone, his mother will share the box with him if she doesn't toss the whole thing away! LoL Most times, he looks at it and throws it on the floor to run off and play! LoL So these may be new to him over and over again as he gets older.