Thursday, May 14, 2015

Side spring fold card with a wise old owl

I needed to create a spring fold card for one of my swaps so I went looking for some instructions or tutorials.  I have made the usual diamond shape before and wondered it there was any other way of making one.  I found this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a spring fold on the side of a card so I thought I would give it a go!!  I fussy cut this owl which I found in my stash and watercoloured it to coordinate with the decorative paper I had chosen for this card.  The scoring is easy but the folding required that I do it as I watched the video so I could get the diamond to stand on end.  Once it was folded correctly I burnished all the folds and then opened it up and embossed the front using a diamond patterned embossing folder. Next, I added my decorative paper to the square and another piece with some coordinating cardstock on the inside of the card. I added a short length of coordinating ribbon and then added my owl using 3D foam tape.  This card used an 8.5" x 5.5" piece of black cardstock and would fit in a regular envelope.  This was a fun twist to the spring fold card!!