A Little Shimmer Paint

I seem to be stuck on copper these days. But why not? It’s all so beautiful. Today’s card, which is part of Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop, features lots of copper elements. My favorite is the Copper Shimmer Paint.

Shimmer Paint, Freindly Expressions stamp set, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

What’s your favorite copper element?

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Design Notes for Shimmer Paint Card:

Yes, it’s true, another Diagonal Tri-fold card. I do love this fold. After making the base, I cut a piece of Copper Foil, 4″ x 5 1/4″, then cut it on the diagonal. The next piece, Merry Merlot, was cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Then I embossed it with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. The next step was to use the Copper Shimmer Paint with a Sponge Dauber and lightly highlight the design. Finally, I cut the piece on the diagonal and added it to the card front.

For this Tri-Fold, I decided to use a belly band to keep it closed. I made it with some Copper Foil and Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon. I added the bow after I wrapped it around the card. The sentiment is from the Friendly Expressions stamp set. The inside is pretty simple, just a sentiment.

Shimmer Paint, Friendly Expressions stamp set, Thank You, Diagonal Tri-fold card, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

Want to know how to make the Diagonal Tri Fold Card? I have a video for you!

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Another Tri-Fold Card

A few weeks ago, I made some tri-fold cards and a video tutorial. You can see them here and here. I decided to make another one for a friend who is going through some tough times. The tri-fold card is fun to make. Additionally, this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is to create “Just a note to say…” I wanted my friend to know that I’m thinking of her and know that everything will be okay. Here’s my card.

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Design Notes for Tri-Fold Card:

If you watch my video, you’ll see how easy it is to make one of these cards. I changed it up a bit today by adhering the right hand side. The other little change is that I added some ribbon around the front flap. Because it wouldn’t lay flat, I added the ribbon and adhered it to the inside. I didn’t want the ends of the ribbon visible so I just covered it with an additional piece of Whisper White card stock.

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By the way, you can get to the video by clicking on the header above that says, “Video Tutorials”. Look for the one called “Diagonal Tri-Fold”. Yes, I know that title is so very clever. Thanks.

I love this flower. It’s from a stamp set called Birthday Blooms. I colored it with some Stampin’ Blends and the fussy cut with my Paper Snips. Sadly, the stamp set is going to retire in a week or so. If you like it too, make sure to go the my 24-7 on-line store and order. (Just click on the image below and you will go right to that page.)

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Diagonal Tri-Fold, The Movie!

A week or so ago, I showed a card I made with a fun fold, the Diagonal Tri-Fold. Today, I have another sample and a video to show you.

Diagonal Trifold, Blooming Basket Bundle, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comI was pretty happy with how this card turned out. If you want to learn how to create a card like this one, just watch the video below.

Here’s a link to the first card I made using this fold. Here. One of the highlights I hope you’ll take away from the video has to do with adhesive.

Tip for Today:

When adhering paper that has been embossed, make sure to use a strong adhesive.

After I finished the video, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers and butterfly.

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A Fun Fold with Heartfelt Blooms

A few days ago I saw a card with a different fold. It’s called a diagonal tri-fold. I get the diagonal part, and I guess it’s called tri-fold because there end up being three sections. Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool and decided to try it out. The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set had not seen ink yet so it seemed a good marriage!

Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, Diagonal fold, Springtime Foils DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescardscom

I’ve been on a fussy cutting kick lately, can you tell?

Design Notes for Heartfelt Blooms Card:

The fold is not hard. As with most A2, standard cards, it uses half of a sheet of card stock. The key is the scoring.

Here are the key elements of the card base.

  • Score a sheet of card stock along the length at 4 1/4″
  • Next score the width at 5 1/2″

diagonal tri-fold card

  • Position the diagonal with corners in the cutting channel of the Stampin’ Trimmer.

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  • The result is a triangular piece with two score lines. (Actually 2 pieces!)
  • Finally, fold on the score lines.

Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, Diagonal fold, Springtime Foils DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescardscom

You can add layers on the folded triangular pieces as you like. The other part to this card is to add pieces so that one can overlap the other and keep the card a bit closed.

Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, Diagonal fold, Springtime Foils DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescardscom

Can  you see that the tag section is what will hold the card closed? When the card is closed, it slips under the flower piece.

Maybe I need to do a video for you!

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