Diamond Fold Cards

Gosh it's almost two weeks ago since I made these cards.  Time is still flying by!!  Today was the last day of soccer for my two boys, so we had a great morning out in the spring sunshine and wind, requiring a slightly small nap this afternoon.  So it's now almost 10pm on a Saturday and I'm finally catching up on emails and the like!!

So anyway, at our last Avid Inkers meeting, I asked all the ladies to bring some supplies for a surprise project.  The supplies list given to them was:

  • Simply Scored Tool, or other scoring tool

  • One 4" x 12" strip of heavy weight patterned paper or cardstock

  • Ruler

  • Pencil

  • Additional cardstock, embelllishments and stamps to decorate your card
So are you thinking?  The project was Diamond Folded Cards - they are so cute!!

I've never made Diamond Folded cards before, so I decided to use some retired DSP to practice the scores and folds.  I used this gorgeous blue birdie papers which of course called out for the Owl punch to be used in all its glory!!

I haven't decided yet what or to whom to send this card too, so I haven't done any sentiments on the side panels.  I'm thinking a birthday card though :0)

Having got my folds sorted, I then made a second card using the Scentsational Seasons stamp set new from Stampin' Up!.  I used textured Whisper White cardstock which gave the wonderful textured look to the stamped Christmas tree.  I flipped the cardstock over when I stamped the star, so it's a much better inked image (ie no texture!!).

These cards were surprisingly easier then I thought, so I recommend this technique to you all!  For full instructions, step by step including photos, head on over to this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.  You'll be glad you did!

No comments:

Post a Comment


Blog Widget by LinkWithin
Blogging tips