Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Diamond Fold Card

I saw this gorgeous card on an Australian Demo's website, Angela Lorenz, and I just had to make it! Problem? Her directions were in metric and I really stink at math, but I was determined!! First, I used an online metric converter to change all measurements to inches. But the fractions came out to things like 3 5/32 and 1 49/64. uhhh I can't work with those kinds of fractions on my paper cutter! So I changed the size of all the pieces to eights, quarters and halves which work better for me. Here are her directions in metric. Thanks Angela!!
First, I made it in the colors below for one of my Sister-in-laws, but I just had to do one in reds and grays too, because they are the favorite colors of one of my BFFs. I made the envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board in coordinating papers:)

Stamps: Love is Kindness, Flowering Flourishes

Card base: cardstock measuring 5 ½ x 11 (cherry cobbler)
Score in half at 5 ½. On the side you will use as the front, score from centre score line to outer edge to create triangle fold

Inside base:
Cardstock 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ (whisper white)              
Designer Series Paper 5 x 5 (smoky slate stamped with Flowering Flourishes in basic gray)
These are layered and then adhered on the square part of the base.

Triangle pieces: Cardstock 5 1/8  x 5 1/8   (whisper white)              
Designer Series Paper 4 7/8 x 4 7/8  (smoky slate stamped with Flowering Flourishes in smoky slate)
Then cut them corner to corner to get perfect triangles. You only need one of each, layer the 2 pieces together and adhere them to the Triangle part of the base that will be the front of your card

Rectangle panel on front:
Card stock piece 5 ¼ x 3 (cherry cobbler)
Stamped layer 5 x 2 ¾  (whisper white stamped with Flowering Flourishes in smoky slate)
Adhere these together. They will stick out on an angle on the front of your card.

Ovals on top of rectangle panel on front:
Cut two ovals number 4 and number 5 from the Ovals Framelits (smallest oval in the set being number 1)
#5 is cherry cobbler
 #4 is the stamped image ‘Love is Kindness’

For the inside panel where Happy Birthday sentiment is:
Cardstock: 4 ¾ x 1 ¾  (whisper white)              
Cardstock: 4 ½ x 1 ½  (cherry cobbler)
Stamped layer Cardstock: 4 ¼ x 1 ¼ (whisper white stamped in cherry cobbler with Happy Birthday)
Layer these together then adhere with dimensionals to the bottom square base.

For the inside panel where Sending Wishes sentiment is:
Cardstock: 1 ½ x 2 ½ (whisper white)
1 ¼ x 2 ¼ (cherry cobbler)
1 x 2 (whisper white stamped in cherry cobbler)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for doing the conversion. They are beautiful cards.


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