Hi everyone! Thanks so much for popping by today. I am super excited today as this card is also being featured as the tutorial of the week on SplitcoastStampers.com! How great is that! There has been a lot of wonderful feedback on this fancy fold card so I hope you like it and will give it a try yourself.
HCPC-3656 – Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3691 – Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3693 – Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-747 – Arianna Lace Die
HCD1-760 – Delightful Daisy Die
HCD1-768 – Enchanted Mum Die
HCD1-770 – Enchanted Dragonflies Die
HCDP1-258 – Enchanted Mum Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Other products: White Card Stock, Distressed Inks Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint, bling from my stash and die cutting machine.
Watch this video: https://youtu.be/jJBwQyyza6g to learn how to shape the Enchanted Mums.
Start by creating the base out of card stock using this template as your guide. Make sure you use your bone folder to get nice sharp folds! Following the same template, create another layer out of your favorite designer paper. I prefer to use a sheet with a nice pattern but you could always create pieces out of different patterned papers. Once you have all of the scor lines marked, cut all the panels apart and also trim off 1/8″ on all sides so that the panels will fit onto the card base. Glue the panels onto your card base. Using the Arianna Lace Die, add a few die cuts to inside back panel. Finally die cut some of those lovely Enchanted Mum flowers and distress with Worn Lipstick before layering with leaves from the Delightful Daisy collection distressed with Peeled Paint and the vine from the Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set also distressed Peeled Paint.
For those of you who like a step by step version here are a few pics to help you out.
Start by creating the base out of card stock using this template as your guide. The card stock is 12″ x 7″.
Place your card stock in your scoring tool and score at the 3″, 4 1/2″, 7 1/2″ and 9″ marks.
Flip your cardstock over and make small pencil marks on the top and bottom at the 1 1/2″ and 10 1/2″ marks.
On the Left and Right edges of the card make a small pencil mark at the 3 1/2″ mark.
Draw a line to join the pencil marks. The area marked with the X’s will be cutoff.
Remove the panels marked with the X’s.
Your finished card stock base will look like this.
Place your cardstock back into your scoring tool aligned on the Right side, your card will be in an angle as pictured. Scor down the 9 1/4″ mark and then rotate your card stock up to align the other Right hand side to the side of your scoring tool and scor again at the 9 1/4″ mark.
Repeat the above step for the Left side but this time scor on the 2 3/4″ mark.
Since the scor lines do not show up well in the pictures, this is what your finished card will look like after your scoring. The Black lines will be for the Valley folds and the Red lines will be for the Mountain folds.
Starting with your horizontal lines, fold each line using your bone folder to ensure a nice sharp line .
Starting from the Left side of your card, fold the first angled scored line in the opposite direction of the horizontal fold.
Repeat with the other angled scor line.
Repeat for the Right side and when you are done your card should look like this.
Fold your card closed and once again use your bone folder to get that nice sharp line.
Tip: At this point I normally place this folded card under a nice heavy book so the card will hold it’s shape easier.
Repeat the above steps with designer paper to cover your card. Once you scor your lines, cut the pieces slightly smaller to give you the layered effect. Once you have all your pieces cut I like to arrange them on my card to ensure that I have the pieces in the proper locations.
Note: I actually made a SVG cut file for this step. If you would like a copy of the template for the designer paper send me an email and I would be glad to share it.
Attach the decorative panels in the correct location and decorate your card as desired and then try to give it away! If you are like me I have a problem letting go of my completed cards. lol 🙂
Note: the finished size of the card folded, is 7″ Tall x 6″ Wide so it is a little larger then the typical 5″ x 7″ card.
I hope you have a lot of fun creating this! I would love to see your completed projects, don’t forget to upload it to the Splitcoaststampers gallery so we can admire your work. Thanks so much for visiting. Have a wonderful day!