Monday, February 25, 2013

Although Valentine's Day is over, I wanted to show you this card because of the Diamond Fold which is not nearly as hard to do as it looks.  Probably the most important part of folding it is to make sure the folds are crisp and exact.  With a bone folder, Scor-Pal and ruler, it becomes easy to fold. 

This is the front of the card as it is folded. Silver Valley River Rock (8-6210) by SEI was used for the base of the card.  The color shows more gray in the scan but in actuality is more of a grayed-beige and is a double-sided paper.  The Magenta corner stickers were silver, but I colored them with a black Copic marker since the other highlights on the card would show up as gold.  The white borders were made using a Martha Stewart border punch and are shown better on the back side of the card.  The hearts were individual plain hearts that I cut using a Lifestyle Crafts die.  The inside of the hearts were cut from scrap card stock using a smaller scalloped Lifestyle Crafts die.  One of the hearts was cut, and the other was slipped through and then glued over the cut on the bottom heart.  The words were clear stamps which were stamped with Marvy Matchables Cherry ink.  The little hearts in the corners and the border were hand-drawn using a red Sharpie Ultra Fine Point pen.

This is the back of the card unfolded.  Since there was a border on both sides of the card, it was too long for the scanner on the left side.  The white card stock with the punched border was mounted on each side, and pieces of the double-sided card stock were mounted over the white.  The center of the card is a small houndstooth check which is the reverse of the double-sided paper.  Again the hearts were cut using the Lifestyle Crafts die.  The diamond was again borded by hand using hearts in the corner.  The message was a Hero Arts stamp and was stamped using Marvy Matchables Cherry ink.

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