Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stampin' B's----Diamond Fold


I love trying new techniques so this week I decided to make a diamond fold card.  I went through 2-3 different papers before I found one that was as strong as needed (that wouldn't tear on the scores). I thought this would be a great card for my Stampin' B's Design Team card. Joanne asked that we use a friendship sentiment.
I won this stamp set, Planted With Love, recently from Mark's Finest Papers. I think it is such a good set for summer and I had a lot of fun with it.
The tutorial for this technique can be found here on Splitcoaststampers.


Below is the card after it is unfolded. You should give it a try. It did take me quite a bit of time to make
but mostly because of the problem with the cardstock I was using. I was wishing I had a piece of good cardstock in 12 x12 for the base (which you need) but all my good go to was 11".


I used several items making this card and the recipe is at the end of this post.

The Stampin' B's hope you will join us. If so, just link with the inlinkz tool here.

I have a few challenges I want to enter:
Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #60-make a card with at least one button
Stamp Something-Make something with pretty papers.
Make it Monday-#42-inspirational creations
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog #33-Use red
Hooked on Craft Challenges #1-Anything Goes

Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Planted with Love, Blackberries, Sunflowers, and Bees (sentiment)
Paper: Base (unknown), Stampin'Up! Real Red, PTI white cardstock, designer paper is a Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck pad called Salt Air
Ink: Sponged the doilies and MS corner punch piece with Memento Aloe Vera, Memento Tuxedo Black for image
Accessories: Copics, Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf corner punch, Martha Stewart doily, Sizzix branch with leaves die cut, BigBag buttons from Michael's, Spellbinders nested pennants die cut

22 comments:

Marisa said...

I have never made one of these cards - looks amazing! Fabulous bright DP and wonderfully coloured focal image. You rocked this one big time!

Carol L said...

I've never tried making one of these cards either, but I really like the way yours turned out! The papers and colors are wonderful! And don't you just LOOOOVE that stamp set? :) Beautiful job on this one Brenda!

Bonnie said...

Diamond fold cards are such fun! I love the seed packet and the bright, happy colors!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I'm so glad you won this stamp set! It's cute, isn't it? I like the sentiment you put with it, and congrats on getting a diamond card to work under your spell. ;) Looks hard to me!

Dr Sonia S V said...

This card really has a WOW effect.

asmita said...

wow benzi very nice card.going to try it. colors r also nice.

Janeen said...

What a perfect way to use this set. Good for you to have won it from MFP. You get to use yours before we can. :) That sunflower face is adorable isn't it? Will have to look at that tutorial for a Diamond card, it looks difficult. Thanks for entering this gorgeous creation in the challenge at Mark's Finest Papers with Speedy the Cat.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow Benzi-look at this extravanganza. Holy smokes girl-this blew me away. I have not tried this diamond fold yet, but I think I will put it on my agenda. I love all your diecuts and punches. They look fabulous. What a beauty!!! Thank you so much for playing with Speedy's Friends. It is a pleasure to visit and see your awesome work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Shirley said...

Thank you for reminding me I want to do one of these folds! Your card is so bright and Summer! The colors are great and your image and embellishments are beautiful too!

Emily Keaton said...

WOW, Benzi, this is amazing!! What a beautiful creation. I've never tried this kind of fold. I had no idea it had so much impact!! I have that watermelon seeds stamp, too, and can't wait to use it. You are right: it's perfect for summer!! Great StampinB card, as always. :D

pam124 said...

Okay Benzi, don't you go puttin' this technique on the StampinB challenge. You know I'm not that smart and can't hire someone to figure it out like you can! My eyes about popped out of my head when I saw this Brenda. It is absolutely STUNNING and full of so many fun details and colors. Your are really putting out the winners Benz I do have to say! I'm in love with this one and you can send it to me at ... cuz I know this was meant for ME!!!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous fold, looks amazing, and the beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow--what a terrific card!!! I just love this diamond fold that you used!!! You did a fantastic job with this!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

jdmommy said...

I love it!! Great paper, fab folds, and love the RED!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I saw this on SCS, but looking at it a second time leaves me still in awe....such vibrancy....fab layers and details...it is a true beauty....love it, my friend

Dawn B. said...

This is beautifully done Brenda. I cut open a melon today but it didn't look or taste this great. Love the paper you chose.

Whimsey said...

WOW; fab card; love the folds, absolutely amazing!

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!!

Hugs, Michele

Pam~ said...

Wow, what admiration I have for this card and YOU! This is absolutely exquisite! This beauty is finished off with a great sentiment too! LOVE this Brenda!

Kerrie said...

Wow, this is just stunning.... great creations....

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

theCook said...

Mmmmh... Now I want some watermelon for myself! Thanks for playing in the Ladybug Crafts Ink red challenge!

Julie Hoffman said...

I don't know if I could pull this one off. You did it beautifully! Great layout with the diamond fold. Love this Cheerful FUN card!

Davi said...

OH my goodness this is absolutely FABULOUS!! I love the dp the fold and the wonderful watermelon image!!