Sunday, May 13, 2012

Diamond Fold Card


Woo-hooo...I've made a diamond-fold card--my first!!!  This card style was on my to-do list, so now I can put a check mark beside it...LOL.

I haven't made this card for any occasion so I didn't put any sentiment on it.  I just wanted to know how it works. I watched the first half of this video tutorial on how to make the folds and then ignore the rest and decorated it my own way...LOL.

I consider this more of a mini card rather than a full size one, because when the card is all folded up, it becomes a 4-inch square card--you need a smaller box envelope to mail it out.

This adorable image is of Celebration 1 Tilda from Magnolia's Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012.  She is coloured with markers.  I used the Old Swedish Lace Border doohickey die to border by circle panel.  Both  image and die are available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.   

Not really sure what the proper way is to display this card, so I'm trying different ways here...

Challenges for this card:  
Creatalicious Challenge #33  Butterflies and add some Flowers
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches (all of the materials and tools used are more than 6 months old)
Midweek Magnolia Week #10 - Monotone/chrome
TOMIC Challenge #49- Bingo (Doohickey Die, Flower, Embossing)

Here's the template, if you're interested: 

If you wanta printout, click HERE - Diamond-Fold Card 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)

That's all for now.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  You visit is very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:  

DP:  one paper from Me&my Big Ideas Modern Milan paper pad

Embossing Folder:  Craft Concepts Secret Garden

Dies:  Spellbinders Circles; Magnolia Swirl and Old Swedish Lace doohickey;  PoppyStamps Meadow Leaf; Memory Box Cherry Blossom (for the large flower centres)

Punches:  Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies mini; EK Success Retro Flower medium; Nellie Snellen Rose Leaves Jumbo; Punch Bunch Daisy small; for the small flower centres--Fiskars 3-in-1 Celestial corner punch and Michaels tiny sun 


Maris said...

hi Norma, what a great criation is this, love the color blue, what a sweethart xx

mlarisa said...

It is simply amazing! Gorgeous card! Such interesting folds and very beautiful colors!

Lia said...

wonderful card nnorma I love the blue colors and great cardmodel
hugs Lia

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful card, what a fab shape and Tilda is looking fabulous.

Cami said...

Gorgeous! Love your diamond fold card! Whichever way you display it, it looks great from all angles. Your coloring is always so beautiful, Norma! And of course, your "flowers" are beautiful!


HeleneV said...

You've made such a gorgeous card, Norma! I love it to bits! The folding and your coloring scheme is spectacular. :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous diamond fold card Norma. You always have fabulous creations with lovely folds. Love it and you bet I am going to add the diamond fold to my TO DO list. Thanks for sharing :o)

Janice said...

What a great job on your diamond shaped card! Lovely work indeed, thanks for sharing with us at an OBAG, Jx

Suzanne said...

A beautiful card. Will have to have a go with one xx

mgoll88 said...

Wonderfull colors, looks great!!!


Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful Norma! I love the blue shades,wonderful design and fold, I haven't made one of these in ages thanks for the inspiration
Hugs Julie P

Karen said...

Beautiful card! You did a fabulous job.


Unknown said...

This is gorgeous!! Love everything about it.

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Lovely work, love the design, bye Mascha

Kylie said...

Fantastic work Norma!!
Thanks for joining us at TOMIC this week,
Hugs Kylie x

Jean said...

Norma, you have delivered a jaw dropping card!! I am in love with your colors, your flowers, your Tilda, your accessories, but most of all your tri fold card. WOW what a card.. No matter how you display the card it is beautiful. A job well done and deserves loads of praise... As usual another first from you!!
Hugs, Jean

Karen said...

What a beautiful card! Love your color choices.

Elizabeth said...

Beatuiful and fun card. Love it. Love the color combo!
Thanks for the link, I'll have to try this.
Hugs, Elizabeth

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautifully done Norma! This card is just stunning and your dp choices are completely fabulous. I too have this type of fold on my list of things to try, but for now I'm swamped with so much other stuff. It's always so sweet to visit your blog and absorb your incredible talent...hugs...Barb <><

Janny said...

What a beautiful card, thank you for joining us at the TOMIC, good luck hugs Janny

Rene said...

As always, awe-inspiring! Gorgeous details and coloring!!!
Rene :D

Elle said...

This is adorable! I love that fold and your monochromatic color scheme is perfect.

cathylynn said...

My Goodness Norma this is beautiful! You are such an inspiration! I just completed a swing fold card thanks to your directions. Thanks for sharing these wonderful techniques!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Kathy Gerace said...

What a fantastic card! It is so gorgeous no matter what way you display it. Your coloring is beautiful and all the embellies are perfect.

Chris said...

Your card is perfect, Norma! Thank you so much for sharing it. I love the design. I love that you always are so courageous with new designs. Great job!

Chris Christensen

Linda Palmer said...

What a beautiful card and such great inspiration for all of us. Great job!

Candy said...

Love your new diamond fold, Norma!
Such beautiful work!!
Big hugs, Candy

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable, Norma. Nice coloring and awesome background; really makes Tilda hop off the paper. Nice diamond fold, haven't tried this yet.
Cathy Lee

Peggie said...

No matter what way you display it this in one gorgeous card. Great job!

Unknown said...

Stunning fold card and wonderful colours.

Suzi Mac said...

Wow! what a wonderful shaped card this is Norma, love the papers, embossing and that sweet Tilda.
Suzi x

Brigitte said...

Hi Norma, Congratulations for being in the top 3 of Midweek magnolias! Your card is stunning!
Hugs, Brigitte :)

Sylvia said...

Your creations are always beautiful Norma. I have so many things on my "to do" list and the most of them are coming from your blog LOL. This is again wonderful. Your coloring, colorchoice, everthing is perfect.

Christina C. said...

This is drop-dead gorgeous, Norma!
What a magnificent work of art once again! Everything is sheer perfection, as always!

Eiglas said...

What a gorgeous card Norma! You totally deserve your win!

Anonymous said...

Hello, thank you so much for the template in cm! I was looking for it!
I quoted this on my blog (tutorial page).

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