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.


  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.

  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

  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

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


  5. This is just gorgeous,fab image and

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Groetjes Karla

  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.

  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

  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

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


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

  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

  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

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

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

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

    DT Call at Creative Fingers

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

    Cathy DT

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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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