Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Try It Out Tuesday #37 for Whimsy Stamps

  Hi all for another Try It Out Tuesday.  My card today is featuring Elf P1030177 Frame by Crissie Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps. Cute little fella.  The card itself is a Diamond Fold card with a quick tutorial.P1030179






Materials used:  Elf Frame by Crissie Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps, Holiday Slider Sentiment, Lynx White Copic card, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Markers:  R00, E00, R20,, R22, R14, YG03, E95, E93, E97, C7, C4, and G85.  Spellbinders Lacey Square die, misc. stamps from stash. Whimsy Shapeology dies Nutcracker and Rocking Horse, White Liquid Applique (hat and sleeves) and Glossy Accents (bells, Holly Berries).
I started with cardstock (white) cut to 11" x 4 1/4".  Finished card (envelope size) is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Regardless of the size or width of cardstock it is easy to fold without a lot of complicated measuring. 
P1030141Step One:  Find the center top and bottom on the longest side of your cardstock. Disregard my dashed lines at each side.



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Step Two:  Pull the bottom edge up precisely at the bottom center mark and align that edge with the top center mark. Crease well.  Repeat for other side.



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Step Three:  Unfold and rotate 180 degrees (top is now the bottom) and repeat step two.  Crease well.



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 Step Four:  Unfold.  In pencil, mark the center point between the top and bottom triangle. Line those two marks up and score. This line will dissect the center point of the X.  (Shown with a crease mark)
Step Five:  In pencil mark where the X meets the edge of the paper top and bottom. Line the two marks up and score. Shown by dashed line.
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Step Six:  The only vertical folds will be at each end of your cardstock.  This will be a valley fold.  Each side of the center Diamond will be a Mountain, Valley and Mountain fold.
Step Seven: Decorate your card.  eg.  Randomly stamp the sections between the two side rectangles and the diamond;  Adhere DP to each triangular section.  (Measure front diamond - subtract 1/8" and cut a square).  Cut that square diagonally. Additional pieces of cardstock can be added to elongate the side panels.
I chose to use a matted image for the front diamond and used two lacey square die cuts layered atop each other to give me an 8-sided snowflake.  (ok, I know that snowflakes are 6-sided - mine is a mutant snowflake). As you can see the very bottom point adds stability to the card itself.P1030178As you can see the very bottom point adds stability to the card itself.  I cut a lacey square die in half to add to the side panels of the card, then added two die cuts and a sentiment.
Hope my card has inspired you to try a Diamond Fold card yourself. 
Rubber hugs, Whimsy wishes,
madge0902 (1)

7 comments:

Francy said...

Wow stunning creation!!! I love the stamp is very sweet.
Thank you for the tutorial.
Francy

Donna Ellis said...

So glad I found your blog - your cards are the sweetest every - cute whimsy stamp images, and beautiful coloring and card designs! Thanks for the great tutorial, too. After browsing your blog and enjoying myself, I have become your newest follower!
hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Pat Robinson said...

Totally SWEET creation!

Ann Lauzon said...

Love your card, I tried to print your instructions, but to no avail, so I follow your instructions instead, and created a diamond template for myself.It was easy peasy...thanks so much for the info...Ann

Mary Guikema said...

Wow. This card fold is amazing. It looks terribly difficult, but your instructions are quite simple to follow. Thanks so much for sharing.

koala said...

Hello Madge, what a SUPER CUTE card !!!
Very nice design !!! I saw like this card before, but never tried yet !!!
And your original CUTE design is very NICE !!!
Thank you for sharing, Madge !!!
This is AWESOME !!! (^o^)/"""

Crissy Armstrong said...

Beautiful colouring on the elf, and, gorgeous card design! Thanks for the tutorial too!