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Sunday, June 26, 2022

True Beauty, Awash in Beauty, Wedding or Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up!

I am not one who does a lot of fancy folds but I thought I'd give this one a try. You have to step out of your comfort zone now and then. I loved the colors and I could have changed it up to be a more standard type layout but I thought I'd just give it a try and hop back in my comfort zone tomorrow!!! LOL  You can see the original card here.  Plus there's instructions and templates. This fold is called a "Double Angled Gatefold" card.

So the first thing I did was I cut a piece of Tahitian Tide card stock at 11" x 5-1/2".  Then I scored each side at 3-3/8".

Next the sides were marked 1-1/4" down from the top. I cut that top area off from the score line to the pencil mark on both sides. 

The bottom was marked at 1" from the side on the bottom edge and that area was cut away from the pencil mark to the upper part of the card at the 1-1/4" mark. 

Next I cut two pieces of Basic White card stock at 5-1/4" x 3-1/8". They are cut like the side flaps of the card base, except they care marked at 1-1/8" on the top and 7/8" on the bottom. 

For the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Awash in Beauty" 12" x 12" package, the pieces were cut at 2-7/8" x 5". They were cut the same way as the card stock but marked at 1-1/8" on the upper part and 7/8" on the lower part. I had struggled with making my pieces, so what I ended up doing was I made one and then used it as a template for my second side. I did hunt for the measurements for the DSP layers but I had no luck, so I am sharing with you the measurements I used. 

Then I taped all of those layers together and taped them to the front of the card. I ended up using glue to put the layers on the card base because I wanted to be able to wiggle them around a bit to make them pleasing to the eye in the event they weren't cut exact. Mine were not cut exact and I did have to move them a bit to make it look like I cut them right! 

I cut a 4" x -5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside and I taped it in place.

The original card stays shut using a magnet. I didn't have any thin magnets (and if I do I don't know where I'd find them in my messy workroom!!! LOL), so I made a bellyband. I used Basic White card stock and it measures 1" x 9-3/8".  I scored it at 2-5/8" and 7".  I folded the score lines in and I glued the band shut at the ends. I did this while it was wrapped around the card to make sure I got the size right. You can glue left over right or right over left, it doesn't matter because they will be covered.

I die cut a Tahitian Tide circle using the 3rd largest stitched circle die from the "Stylish Dies" set. And I die cut a piece Basic White card stock using the next size smaller. I taped those two pieces together. I set them in place on top of the belly band using Dimensionals. Be careful to only put the Dimensionals on the bellyband and not on the circles. You could accidently attach the circle to the front of the card and you don't want that.  And no, I didn't do that, I was careful.

Next I fussy cut the flowers from a piece of DSP. I sut an extra light colored flower so I could pop it up with a Dimensional. I die cut some springs from the "True Beauty" bundle. 

There's no words on the card but it can be used for many occasions, like birthday, anniversary, wedding, thinking of you, get well, and friendship. It's a very versatile card. I'm not sure what I would use it for.  Right now I'm just glad it's finished. I thought it was a bit frustrating trying to figure out that extra top layer. I looked on YouTube and found a how to but it didn't include that extra layer. So that was my biggest struggle and time consumer making this card. I don't know if I'd ever make another one but if I do, I'll follow my instructions!!  LOL I do think it's pretty and I am glad I made it.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's fancy fold card,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE a Fun Fold style card.
This one is BEAUTIFUL.
Thanks for sharing!