Valerie is hosting this months theme called, Flip 'N Fold. Here's what she's looking for: "find interesting ways of incorporating folds into a project. For example, use an interesting new fold if you are creating a card, incorporate pieces or parts that flip up, down or open on your project, or put folded pieces of paper or fabric into your creation in some way.
We did a Diamond Fold Card in our crop group, and I thought it would be perfect for this.
I stamped her on glossy cs using Color Box Archival Dye Wicked Black ink. I then used DI Old Paper with an applicator and applied on top of her. (Thanks Val!), then inked edges with DI Vintage Photo. Gave her a few wrinkles here and there and tore the corner. As I told some friends, the story is her sweetie has been carrying her photo in his wallet for some time, that's why she's a little "worn and torn"!
Holding her together is a decorative paper clip from K&Company.
Here are some closeups, and what's inside:
Once I did one, I couldn't stop! I made 3 more; A bird, A flower and a butterfly. Here they are:
Bird Diamond Fold Card:
The bird is from Stampin' Up! I stamped it on DP from the same set as the card; cut him out; glued to grungepaper. The rosettes with tulle were white. I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist in a blue (can't remember what the name of the colour is!) that matched the paper. Torn pieces of paper under bird are from another paper set. Heart doily from Michaels, cut in half.
Flower Diamond Fold Card:
Flower was made by tearing circles of different sizes of the same paper ; inking edges with DI Vintage Photo; then layering them.
Butterfly Diamond Fold Card:
Butterfly is TH die glued to grungepaper; stamped with script stamp. Sprayed with Sparkle Sheer Spritz. The filigree clock hand is from Bead Landing which I bought at Michaels. My new favourite "findings"!
Inside:Entering in the following:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
The Diamond Fold was really fun to make! There are great tutorials on YouTube.
Hope you are having a great week. Give the Diamond Fold a go! Get your Stampsmith stamps out and join us this month!
A fellow blogger and friend, Ali, included my birdie diamond fold card on her Vintage Page Designs: 5 Friday Favourites blog. Check out her other favs for the week!