Along with one of my downline and some customers, I had been planning on attending a weekend long crafting retreat this past weekend, but it was cancelled so four of us decided to have our own crafting weekend at my house. From Friday at 2 pm until Saturday at 9 pm we crafted our hearts out and it turned out to be a really productive time for me! One of the things I accomplished was coming up with my 3 samples for Technique Night this week. The theme is new fancy folds, so I had been saving ideas for a while. The one I am sharing with you today incorporates the Joy Fold technique, but it also uses the beautiful color palette of the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.
Before I share with you the details of the card, here's how the Joy Fold card works:
Isn't that cool? And it's really easy to do as well! This one features two gorgeous stamp sets, Awesomely Artistic and Timeless Textures.
- The larger base measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and is scored at 5 1/2". The smaller one measures 3" x 8" and is scored at 4". You can see how they are oriented and attached to each other from the photos above.
- On the large base I mounted two panels. The largest measures 4" x 5 1/4" and is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack - Old Olive. The second is Whisper White and measures 2 3/4" x 4". I stamped the Whisper White with the flowering shrub image from Awesomely Artistic repeatedly in Old Olive ink to fill the panel.
- On the smaller card base there are 3 panels of Whisper White measuring 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" each. You could get away with just two of them, but I added a plain, unstamped one on the inside right of the small card base as well. I used several images from Timeless Textures and Awesomely Artistic, most stamped off once, to add the Bermuda Bay and Old Olive designs on the panels. I left more white space on the inside one to write on.
- The sentiment, from A Dozen Thoughts, is stamped in the frame from Awesomely Artistic and die cut with a coordinating framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits. It was tricky fitting the sentiment properly in the frame because I have it in Wood Mount, so using the Stamp-a-ma-jig is a good idea to get perfect placement.
If you would like to learn to make this card, you could attend my Technique Night Classes this Wednesday and Thursday. We will be doing three different fancy fold cards.
Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.