Monday, October 13, 2008

An Accordian of Another Kind

Somewhere down in our basement is an accordian. The instrument that HWNSNBP played when he was younger. We've been married 31 years and I can only recall him taking it out of the case once when the kids were very, very young to show them. He actually remembered a little something of it. Now you would think that someone who played the accordian would possibly love to polka, but no. Oh, he can do it if he tries, but I couldn't get him out of his seat at the wedding we attended this past weekend (and they only played one polka). Am I dating myself - nah, my mother's family is Polish. The town we grew up in was mostly Polish. You couldn't escape knowing how to do at least one polka. Well, it probably was for the better that we sat that one out. God only knows who we would have knocked over!

What brought all this up? Well it wasn't the dancing, it was the Technique Challenge on Splitcoast that I saw today. The challenge was to use the Stair-Step Technique, aka "Accordian Fold" to create a card. They looked pretty cool and so I took the challenge. Here is my Accordian of Another Kind...............

I used four stamp sets for this card: Lots of Thoughts, Give Thanks, Season of Friendship, and Itty Bitty Backgrounds. The pumpkin and the basket of leaves were watercolored, the leaves were done with markers. The base is Kiwi Kiss - maybe a little bright, but it really pops the colors. You know what's missing from this scene? A rake!


  1. Beautiful card you happen to know what envelope it fits in...HAHA
    Hugs Sam

  2. Very nice and matches the beautiful colors this time of year. I need a rake in my backyard :)


  3. Love this card and love the design. The fall colors are divine.


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