We are sharing Unique Fancy Folds here at the Creation Station today and we hope you’ll hop along and enjoy.
My dear friend Kathy Kartak, who’s blog is before mine in this hop has, I’m sure, shared some fabulous inspiration.
The new Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper from the New Annual Catalogue launching this week, has the feel of Monet about it. These papers are just so beautiful that you could imagine them in a frame, painted by the famous French painter himself. With this in mind, I felt I wanted to simply take one of the papers and frame it.
I loved the colours within this sheet – Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive and So Saffron. The wash of colours together, resembled the new In Colour, Pretty Peacock, which is my new favourite.
I decided to share the Fancy Fold of a Swing Card. Nothing unique about this fold, but I wanted the focal point to swing through the picture frame, which I’ve not seen before. I wanted the papers to look like a piece of framed art.
To heat emboss the entire piece of Designer Series Paper, with clear embossing powder, gives the illusion of an oil painting. Stamp Versamark all over the paper and heat emboss clear repeatedly a few times, to create a lovely glaze.
Sadly the woodgrain papers are about to retire from the current catalogue, they are perfect for frames like this. You’d be wise to get your order in now before it goes.
The Fancy Fold
Firstly you want to create a standard card base and choose the aperture that you’d like to cut, to swing through. Here I chose to use the Stitched Rectangle Dies, which would work with the picture frame look I wanted. Using the various sizes, I then cut a frame for the aperture in So Saffron to help the picture pop, before adding the frame itself.
Inside the card, you want to cut an internal layer that leaves a border around your card and score it at 2″, 4″ and then cut it at either 6″ or 6 1/2″ if UK A4. Folding this as a concertina, you’ll stick the back layer to the back of the card and with the card closed, adhere the focal picture to the visible front fancy fold.
To enable this to swing by itself through the aperture, you’ll want to add a hinge to both top and bottom as shown. You’ll remove the adhesive strips of the hinges and close the card shut and press down for it to take hold in the right place.
Now add your centre focal point through your aperture to the adhesive strips you see through the aperture and embellish as you wish.
This is a very adaptable fancy fold that works well with many a shape of aperture.
Now hop on over to see what the lovely Sara Levin has in store for us with her Fancy Fold. She is bound to have come up with something fun.
Enjoy the rest of the inspiration and the rest of the weekend.