Monday, 5 January 2015

The requested fancy fold tutorial and some dancing in the moonlight



Today sees our first challenge of the year at  FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges  where we have the theme of 'New Year, New Stash' and as always there if a fabulous $20 on line store voucher to be won from FlonzCraft.

Also below a short tutorial of the fancy fold card I blogged on Saturday, lots of people asked for the details so I have written down the measurements and folds for you.

When it comes to new stash nobody bothers to buy me any at Christmas as they all know I have a steady diet of it all year round. So I decided to use the most recent new crafty item I bought which was a tub of Grunge Paste, boring I know but my standby tub which I opened the other day was solid so I had to rush out to get another. I did take the other back and they said I must have opened it and forgot and were having none of it, so I won't be buying from them again.

I created a background with Dylusions and Glimmer Mist, stamped the Flonz couple, then bleached out some of the colour, next I used a mask to create the New York skyline, inking just to top as I wanted a faded look, another mask for the moonrays, that's where the Grunge Paste came in. I carried out a bit of an experiment as I wanted to get a moon like glow so I dabbed the same Glimmer mist over when it was dry and it worked a treat. The edges of the card are stamped with Flonz Baroque corner and the sentiment but into three is a really old wood mounted but nameless stamp.

Now for the tutorial for the fold on this card...................




Start with a piece of A4 cardstock and trim about 1/2 cm from the widest section so you are left with a piece measuring 29cm x 21cm


Score two 4.95cm sections both sides which will leave you with a 10cm centre panel - scoring slightly under 5cm allows sufficient room for the folds themselves.


You should then have a piece of card which folds back on itself like this


Next measure 4.75 from the top down the two inner folds, Make a pencil mark at the very center of the card and  score diagonally from that point and the top of the left and right folds so they meet centrally at the bottom of the 4.75 measurement. Then gently ease mountain and valley folds into place as shown below and the whole card will fold back on itself


The card stands up really well and folded fits a DL size envelope, when folded you see just the central element

I do hope all of that makes sense, it's not the easiest one to explain so please do mail me if you need any further details.

62 comments:

Juls said...

Thanks for the tutorial ... Your card is fabulous, so gorgeously romantic :-) xx

Chantal said...

Love this card, thanks for the fancy fold tutorial.
Hugs, Chantal S

Janice said...

A super card Brenda live the colours. Also a handy tutorial, thanks for sharing, Jx

Irene Chillman said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the moon rays.
Irene x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the measurements, may have to give that one a go.

Von said...

love your dancing card :)
Von ♥

Sharon said...

Love, love your card. We always used to go dancing New Year's Eve and haven't been in years. This brings to me such a nice memory! Really like how you masked the city skyline in the background, and I bet the moonrays really shine.

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Brenda, I love the image and such beautiful colours.
Thank you for your fabulous tutorial, I shall definitely be giving it a go as I love making different shaped cards.
Sue xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards Brenda.
Happy Healty New Year
Blessings,Elly

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful dance card and gorgeous colours....oh thank you for the fancy fold card instructions...

Anne

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous card and it gets me into the dancing mood too and how off of the store not to replace your grunge paste. Oooo what a super tutorial, i'll have to give it a go, Luv Sam x

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card Brenda
great tutorial

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
A beautiful New Year card. I haven't tried grunge paste yet but have watched many crafters use it and the results look very interesting. Maybe that should be my challenge for 2015.
Thank you for the fancy fold tutorial. I have trying to work out how you did it since Saturday. Will give it a try.
Take care
Lesley

Donna Ellis said...

thank you for the great tutorial, B! I love that fold! And your card above is just lovely! hugs, de

butterfly said...

Love your dancing in the moonlight card - so romantic, and what a beautiful effect on those rays. Thanks for the fold tutorial!
Alison xx

aussie aNNie said...

Mrs B......love your creation, image and beautiful design and thanks for the tutorial..xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}


Diane said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us the tutorial for your card fold, I really appreciate your efforts. 💐

Joan said...

Oh I just love your card Brenda ,that faded skyline is beautiful and the words are so fitting with the theme. Might have a go at your fancy folds card too, I'm pretty hopeless with anything but a square or oblong

Joan x

Lau W said...

Oh fab fab fab !!! excellent tutorial too !
Hope this year will be a good year for you dear Brenda !
xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous dancing card and thanks for the fancy folding tutorial!

Shirley Chillman said...

Oh my this is sooooo beautiful Brenda. Love the skyline with the rays lighting everything up, it makes the whole thing look so magical.

Happy New Year sweets I hope things will be better for you and your family x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Robin said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial....I'll give this a try soon. Hugs, Robin

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
ganz zauberhaft deine Karte und Danke für die Anleitung deiner besonderen Weihnachtskarte,
glg ulrike

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just gorgeous! Both cards are so pretty! Love this fold - have not tried this one yet!

Lorraine said...

A beautiful dancing card. Gorgeous colours and design.
Thanks for the tutorial too.
Lorraine x

Craftyfield said...

Love your background and how you faded the stencilling, it works really well! Great tutorial by the way, if I gather enough courage I might try it but I am bound to get everything wonky (in my defence I haven't got a scoreboard!).
I am enjoying my Brushos and still have tons of ideas to try with them...

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card brenda I love the stamps and the colours, thank you for the Tutorial I will give it a go
Kevin xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous card with the dancers, I love the romantic colours and soft glow! Thanks for the tutorial, now if I only I could convince myself it's not too much work! lol. big hugs :)

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love it all and l can't wait until mid february when l will be dancing in the moonlight on my balcony somewhere in the caribbean :) How dreadful of the store - they will lose customers quickly with that sort of service. Great tutorial too. Hope you are feeling a bit better today x Susan x

ALI said...

Beautiful card. love the scene and thanks for tutorial.

Judith said...

Hi Brenda - happy new year! - I just love this card the colours are fabulous and a great design. Great tutoial for the fancy folds too hugs judith x

Kathleen said...

Now that is the song my Daughter and Hubby danced to at their Wedding night do (maybe I should have been posh and said Evening Reception) and it went down very well, as does this card with me. Totally fabulous background and great images, love it.

Kath x

Kath x

Becca Cruger said...

This card is just so romantic. Thanks for the great tutorial, too!

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful background treatment!! Love how that grunge paste with Glimmer looks!!! Fabby stamps too! Gorgeous. Super cool folded card---Might have to try that!!

Berina RGA said...

thank you for the tutorial... I will try it soon.. beautiful cards...

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your beautiful Flons card Brenda, the dreamy New York sky line and sun ray stencil make for a fantastic background with those gorgeous colours!!

Thanks so much also for the tutorial! I loved that card from the moment I saw it and will definitely give it a try as soon as I can. Love the fact it will fold into DL size, brilliant!!

Sorry I have not been around much lately but wishing you all the very best for the coming year!!
xxx

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, and thank you for the tutorial, although I will probably never use it :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrina said...

As you can imagine I love the first card! Great inking! And the second is really special in that shape. Thanks for explaining! Hugs, Gerrina

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, great colors. Thanks for the tutorial.

Pat said...

Beautiful card with a gorgeous image and colours, super tututorial.

Pat xx

Kari said...

Happy New Year,Brenda!Wonderful cards!Love the first one...dancing in the moonligth,fabulous!
Wow,what a wonderful tutorial,maybe I will try this one!Awsome card!
Have a great week!
Hugs and smiles,Kari :)

pinky said...

Excellent tutorial mrs B, thats a very striking shape. I am in love with your pink romance at the top!! Stunning!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Cards Brenda!

I love the dancing in the moonlight card, the colour tones are really lovely.

Thank you for the tutorial, I will have to give that style of card a go.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

mags said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love the colours. Thanks for the card shape tutorial too.
Mags
x

Lynn B said...

I hate measuring, but maybe I'll give this a go! Love that flonz couple - look great on your card.
Lynn x

Diane said...

Beautiful projects Brenda...both so uniquely different, both so gorgeous!! Sorry about that paste..has happened to me too at times!

Claire said...

Stunning card Brenda, really dreamy!
Thanks for the tutorial too, I just love that fold
Claire xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful dancing in the moonlight scene! I love the texture with the stencil. I'm going to pin the tutorial, it's a beautiful fold, thanks. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Ellie said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, that is an amazing card fold! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

Merry said...

Great tutorial thanks Brenda...and lovely New Years card....wonderful image you used.

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Brenda, first of all your dancing in the moonlight creation is just out of this world gorgeous. Adore the wonderful vibrant dramatic colouring.
And then, you are just so special and generous, thank you so much for sharing the special fold tutorial and its an awesome bonus for me, that it is in metric measurements. I am definitely giving this a try with the very next card I am making. Will let you know how it went my friend xxx Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda your card is both very romantic and very beautiful, the tutorial is brilliant I am going to have ago at this thanks for sharing. Brenda I would also like to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog I treasure your friendship very much, take care.
hugs
lorraine x

UTs Hobby Time said...

Dancing in the moonlight card is simply stunning. Love the way how you have created the moon rays.

Thanks for the lovely tutorial on fancy fold card.

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Brenda. Just to let you know that I have done this fold design and it was just so fun. I have actually adapted it a tiny bit, so that one do not need to cut anything from the A4. Will be sharing my card this coming Sunday xxx Thanks so much for being such an awesome inspiration xxx.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful dancing in the moonlight card, Brenda! Thank you for the tutorial!

Tracy said...

Fabulous tutorial Brenda, think I'd like to have a go at that. Gorgeous moonlight dance card, love the colour.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pumpy said...

Thank you for the tutorial, looking forward to making this card it is so pretty.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love your dancing in moonlight card B... and thanks for Tut. but dont try fancy folds m'self cos am dyslexic or lazy or both :D
God bless your 2015 in every way, Shaz in Oz.x

Debbie said...

Wow..... beautiful cards dearie. Your tutorial is amazing. will have to give it a go. Unbelievable customer service about your grunge paste. Glad you got a replacement from somewhere else. Is Grunge paste good. I have been wanting to try texture paste for a while and fancied trying grunge paste? hugs x

MaryH said...

Brenda, this card is absolutely breathtaking. Loved reading the how-tos and that moon ray embossing was outstanding. I hear you on the hardened product. That's happened to me as well (with some Viva paste). It's so frustrating, especially when you know you DIDN'T open the jar, it was hard when you got it (think shelf life!). Thanks for the instructions on this awesome card fold too. It really is intricate - so I will have to study the instructions (I'm fold challenged). The Dylusions sprays were so nice on this card, and the way you did the skyline really added so much to glamour feel of this card. TFS & Hugs. Hope you're staying warm.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, background looks stunning.
Avril xx

 
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