Thursday, 4 July 2013

Diamond Fold Card

Hello everybody. I have been rather busy this week and not much time for crafting. I have seen these diamond fold cards around and they were on my "To Do" list. Well, now I can cross it off the list because I have  made one.  I looked on Tinternet, as Peter Kay would say, for a tutorial and found a few but they were different sizes to what I wanted, so I played around with the measurements and managed it.

My Card


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I matted the side panels with dark pink pearlescent paper from my stash and then with paper from the Papermania Capsule Collection "Parkstone Pink". The topper is a Sylvia Zet image from the Hobby House and I used SB Standard Circles in the same pearlescent paper as before, then  from First Edition "Summer Breeze" I  diecut another mat with SB Lacey Circles and mounted it onto the central diamond shape. I stamped little flowers all over the rest of the card with Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson. Apart from  pearly flowers in the corners I left the side panels free from embellishments because it is quite a busy paper, and in the end I decided less is more.

That's all from me. Enjoy your day.

29 comments:

  1. Lovely card Christine, very pretty, well done for making the actual card yourself, I wouldn't know where to start with it, I can do an easel card, lol.
    Michelle(happy2craft)

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  2. Beautiful Christine a really pretty card. I agree with you. You can put too much on a card very easily and it just looks a mess. Too many embellishments detract from the message I think. Well done!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Christine!
    can I ask the finished size of your card when folded.
    The decoration of your card is very elegant especially with that beautiful topper
    jacqui x

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  4. What a beautiful card, very elegant. I'm off to see Sue Wilson in Preston later-I hope to come away inspired!

    Michele.

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  5. This is just gorgeous,fab image and design.xxx

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  6. This is so beautiful Christine, such a wonderful design and I love the pretty shades of pale pink
    Sue xx

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  7. Very pretty card Christine and love the image. Clever you working your own measurements out too - well done.
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  8. Wat een schitterende kaart Christine, je hebt prachtig papier gebruikt en het model vind ik super
    groetjes Janie

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  9. Gorgeous card Christine. I love this fold. Very pretty papers.

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  10. Prachtige kaart Christine mooie model kaart en mooie stempel
    Gerrie xx

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  11. Christine wat een mooie kaart, je hebt prachtig papier gebruikt.

    Groetjes Karla

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  12. Hi Christine,
    this is fabulous creation. I love the design and, everything you have used in this.
    Never had a go at one of these, may try one day, after seeing your fab creation.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. PS very dull and overcast here today.

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  13. A great job Christine. I've never done one like this so it is something to add to my 'to do list'. A lovely card!
    Best wishes Lea x

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  14. Fab creation Christine love the papers love everything about it amazing card I've never tried to do one yet LOL huggles Sue xxx

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  15. Love the design of your card Christine fab images and pretty papers

    Anne

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  16. Awesome card, love this diamond fold...xx

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  17. Stunning card Christine..I made some of these cards a while ago and you have just reminded me to revisit! Absolutely beautiful! Carole Z X

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  18. Good evening Christine,
    Beautiful card, love it and I agree you don`t need any further embellishment.
    Ages since I made one of these, they used to be so popular
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx

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  19. Well done Christine you've made a fabulous job, this is beautiful. Carol x

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  20. cute card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

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  21. Gorgeous. Love the colours and design. Great choice of papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    Huggsss,Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap
    DT Call at Creative Fingers

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  22. This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT
    xxxxxx

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  23. A beautiful card, so pretty...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

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  24. WOW, this is gorgeous Christine. Great job with the diamond fold.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

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  25. Stunning project Christine. Love the fold, colours and image.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  26. love that diamond fold! Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Kim x

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  27. Oh my goodness...what a gorgeous fold. I have not seen this particular fold before...it is really special! The colours you chose look great and the image is so pretty.

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  28. I love ths card Christine, I would so love to make these different designs rather than the 'bog standard' we normally make but I'm useless at remembering the folds!. Hugs Dee x

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