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Thursday 23 January 2014

Fabulous Friday Tutorial - Diamond Folded Card

Hello Marnie here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial.
 Begin with a piece of double sided patterned paper that measures 4" x 12"
 Score first at 2"
 Now Score at 10"
 Fold each flap to the back
 Unfold and find the center point(6") on both the top and the bottom.
 Fold down one side lining it up with your pencil marks.
 Repeat for the other side.  Flip your paper over and do repeat the last 2 steps for the opposite side of the paper.
 These scores create an X through either side of the center square.  Fold in the two unscored sides in to the center to of each side.  Score each of these with a bone folder.
 This will create an envelope look on each side of the card.
Notice mine is a little cracked on the edges.   I trimmed off some of the cracked edges at the end and inked them all up so they looked neat.  Some patterned paper will crack and some won't but if you know how to fix it.  It is not a problem for the end product.
And a Pop Up Diamond in the Center.

Now all you have to do is embellish with a Bombshell stamp, some ink and patterned paper.

In this card I have used the Lotus Garden stamp set.  Colored the image with Copic Markers and then added some glitter to the image.  I have inked the edges of the piece that was die cut with Labels 15 from Spellbinders.  Which was also used to cut out a piece to put on the square with coordinating cardstock.  Also used was Labels 5 cut in half and put on either side of the image.  The coordinating cardstock behind each side measure 2" x 4 1/4" this give the card a sturdy base.

This piece will fold and fit into an A2 envelope when you are done.  
Hope you get a chance to try this fun fold for your next project.

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