Well, the 5th of July was even hotter with temps reaching 102, and high humidity. We had storms that came through at about 3 am that dumped and inch of rain, with high winds (and hail in some areas). That added to the humidity, and I am worried about my paper warping. I hauled the stamping stuff down to my friend, Debby's trailer to stamp for several hours. I brought out the challenge card first. Last night, stuck inside due to heat, we started texting photos back and forth to each other showing off the cards we had made that day. I gave her a challenge of making a fancy fold card that evening. Later I got a text back saying "Unfair challenge! I have no pattern or picture for inspiration, and I have used up seven sheets of cardstock experimenting with unsuccesssful results!"
I did a lot of messing around too, but I had my idea book with me. My idea book is photos of cards I like gathered from a variety of sources that I use for inspiration. This is what I came up with.
Stamping was done with Bordering on Romance stamp set colored using blender pens and Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, and Certainly Celery inks. I used paper from retired DSP Cheerful Treat. It had a page of paper that was made up of multiple stripes used for borders. There was much measuring, cutting, and adjusting and trimming done to get this card right.
Hope you enjoyed this card, and I challenge you to try your hand at a fancy fold card once in a while. It is so much fun to wow your friends.