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Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Different Kind of Folded Card

Note: when I first made this card, I didn't know where it originally came from. I saw the fold on a lot of card sites, but none gave directions or a link to the original. Today, Feb 8, 2013, I found the original card, as well as a diagram for it, so I want to give credit to the lady who, I think, did the original card. Her card and diagram are here: Bente Ă…rstad. I am so glad she shared her beautiful card and diagram with all of us!

I keep seeing these cards on the internet, but I've never seen a tutorial for them. Also, I've never seen the actual front of these cards on any of the sites, so I decided to try to figure them out myself.

The top photo is the front of my card. I used Spellbinders Ironwork Accents and Motifs throughout the card. I'm not sure I like the way I outlined the front central motif though. I wanted it to remain lacy, but it didn't show up well enough without cutting two more motifs out of teal paper and off setting them. The roses are Prima. I just realized I forgot to put Liquid Pearls in the corner motifs where the white circles are. I added them, but it's after midnight now, so I'll wait to take more pictures.

Here is the card with the Liquid Pearls added to the corners. Sorry it's blurry, I took it really quickly my husband is outside waiting for me to come out so we can go off the island. I left the old one up because it's clearer. I really shouldn't update my blog in the middle of the night, or when we are about to go off. :-)

The next two photos are of the inside. I should have made the outside "jacket" of the card a bit wider so the folded points at the top and bottom were not quite so sharp, but it looks quite good in person despite that. The inside flowers are Prima and Recollections. The rhinestones are Queen & Co, and I used Liquid Pearls inside and on the front cover.


Marisa Job said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the inside of the card, very original!

Inkyfingers said...

What an unusual design. Love all the pretty detail on this lovely card.

JD said...

Wow! beautiful card, made with a great technique...Don't think I have seen that one before.