Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Freshly Brewed Projects - Art Gallery Side Fold Card

 Hello from a very wet and rainy Canberra, Australia. It's a great time to be inside crafting and today I have a simple Fun Fold card as part of the 

This is an easy but effective fold and I've chosen to create my card using a technique where I coloured Stampin' Write Markers directly onto a photopolymer stamp. I'd tried this technique on rubber stamps and it works really well, but I find a very different effect on the photopolymer. I do like it though as it is quite soft and indistinct.


 I ran one of my Water Painters from Stampin' Up!® over the stamped image to give a little more blending of the colours. I used Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow markers to achieve this result. The hint of gold is a little Gilded Leafing that I added to assist with joining the background to the overall composition of the card.

Another of my recent favourite techniques is Gilding using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment product along with Heat & Stick Powder and Versamark Ink .
I created a background for the image using Basic White card and the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder that was lightly swiped over the raised portions with Versamark. Then sprinkle some Heat and Stick powder and heat until just sticky. Press the gold leaf onto the background and wipe excess off with a fairly stiff brush. Don't you just love the effect?


The method for making the card is straightforward and can be seen on this video from Splitcoast Stampers

To make the Side Fold Card I used different measurements to fit the A4 size paper we have in Australia.

Trim White card to 30 x 12 cm

Score at 15cm and again at 18cm

This will give you a 12 x 12 cm card with a 3 cm  fold at the side.

Note: to fit in our regular envelopes from Stampin' Up!® you will need to make the measurements a little smaller: 

27 x 10.5cm Score at  13.5 and 10.5cm

I used the Layering Squares Dies to cut Rich Razzleberry, Magenta Madness and Blackberry Bliss cardstock to create frames for the image. 

The completed card: 

 Now it is time to have a look at some other beautiful examples of this simple fun fold card. You will see lots of different stamp sets used, so you too could use any of these sets or some that you already own. 
Follow along with the list and enjoy the ideas.

      Leonie Schroder  

      Ann Craig

      Jeanne Moss

      Michele Miller

If you would like to re create my card the products required are listed below. You are welcome to shop with me if you are an Australian resident and you can do that by selecting the individual pictures below - they will take you to my On-line shop
Best wishes

Ann C. 

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card, Ann! I love what you did with the background. That touch of gold is perfect.


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