Thursday, 21 September 2017

Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - September fancy fold card 2017


Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.
You have come from the lovely  Ros Davidson Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one.  There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken lines.  
Now let's get started! sit back grab a cuppa and enjoy some gorgeous fancy fold ideas. 
Today I am showcasing 2 different Diamond Fold cards both of them I found on utube.  The first card the instructions I followed were from Creations with Christine and the second card instructions were from Debbie Henderson, both these ladies were very easy to follow.
For the card base I used Chocolate Chip, the stamp & die set is the Coffee Cafe bundle, I used Coffee Break DSP for all the mats and fussy cut the coffee pots, the rest of the embellishments I stamped and used the dies, I used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Ink Pads.  You will find as I did that they don't really sit flat because of all the folds but they are fun to make so I tied 1/8 Old Olive ribbon and wrapped it around twice and you can just slide it on and off. I also used Clear Wink of stella.  Not a hard card to make and does not take that much time so I hope you will give it a try.

A picture of the card opened up, its a bit tricky trying to get a photo without holding it.
I put some whisper white on the back so you can write your greeting.
Now for my second Diamond fold card, must say I really liked how this one turned out, it is a different diamond fold and a little bigger in size than my first card.  Because of all the folds you use DSP as your base 11' x 11' rather than card stock.  I used the Delightful Daisy DSP, Calypso Coral for the first mat, Wisteria Wonder for the second mat and Whisper White, the ink colours are Crumb Cake, stamped of once, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral.  The stamp set I used is Wood Words stamp set an the flowers are from the Flower Shop stamp set and used the Pansy Punch, I use flower shop on a lot of my projects.   I stamped the flowers in Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder, I used 2 flowers for each colour, the first flower I curled up and the second one I cut each petal in half and folded them in toward the centre thats how I got them to curl up, I put a Clear Faceted Gems.  For the centre of the card I used Watercolour pencils which gives the flowers a nice soft look and wrapped 1/8 Calypso Coral ribbon around it which also slides on and off to keep it flatter.
This pic is with the ribbon taken off and the front flap lifted to the top, then each side opens out to the sides.
This is the card opened up and where you would write your greeting.

Here is a picture of the 2 cards together.

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14 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards Mon, but I am especially fond of the daisy one. That is such a different diamond fold, I haven't seen before. How very clever of you! Thanks for sharing these with us.

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    1. Thank you so much Kate, I just happened to come across the daisy fold card looking for something else xx

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  2. Mon 2 fantastic cards. I have never made a diamond fold card, I will have to give it a go now that I have seen yours. I haven't seen the daisy one before either. Both fantastic cards.

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon. if you go to the ladies websites instructions are easy to follow. xx

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  3. Both gorgeous cards, I havent made either of these for ages, I will have to give them both another go

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    1. Thank you so much Alisha, they are not hard to do. xx

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  4. Your cards are lovely. I think my favourite is the daisy card - I love that DSP, and the fold looks great!

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    1. Thank you so much Tina, the daisy is my fav too.xx

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  5. Mon your cards are fun to look at and I always enjoy the energy exuded from your works. I love both cards as they are of very different themes. Must say the coffee one is my fav lol!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kim, your so sweet. I think the coffee one could be good for a boy, just don't add sparkle :) xx

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  6. Hi Monika, I love your cards! Both such fun folds. The coffee one is gorgeous and the daisy one is soooo pretty. Love them! :)

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  7. Wow Mon you get so much detail into your cards. I love both of these but the 2nd one is my favourite!

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