Friday, September 28, 2018

Cultivate Kindness - Double Diamond Fold

I saw this card fold a while ago and thought it was simply gorgeous! A friend of mine made one and she was kind enough to share the instructions on her blog. Please visit Susan Fogel's Paper Menagerie for complete and awesome detailed instructions for how to create this beautiful card! 

I used the Boutique collection to create this one. I have to say that I loved the card that Susan created so much that I actually recreated the same one that she did as well. I also loved the layering that she did on the front of her card that I replicated that on mine. It was such a beautiful way of using the new Fancy Tags and the Decorative Borders.

I did add a little bit of detail on the bottom of the Decorative Border piece and that is shown below. Those borders are so cool - you can add extra detail without actually cutting through the paper! 

My butterfly was coloured using ShinHan markers and then I used three shimmer brushes on top of the colours - Bashful, Sugarplum and Mint. 

Here is the other card that I created - the same one that Susan did originally - isn't it gorgeous?

I am entering my first card into the Three Amigos fun folds challenge this month.

Products used are all Close To My Heart (products listed for first card only) 

Paper: Boutique Paper Pack, Peacock Cardstock, Sugarplum Cardstock, Saffron Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Ballerina Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Thanks & Giving, Grateful Heart - Cardmaking, Boutique - Cardmaking
Inks: Peacock, Glacier
Accessories: Bashful Shimmer Brush (ret.), Sugarplum Shimmer Brush, Mint Shimmer Brush, ShinHan Markers, White and Gold Skinny Ribbon, Foam Tape, Decorative Borders Thin Cuts, Fancy Tags Thin Cuts



Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful cards Alyson, it looks like we both liked this fold. And they are all so different with the Boutique and Grateful Heart papers. Would love to see you share this with us at Double Trouble and our partner Brown Sugar "Creatures Great and Small" and you don't need a pun to enter.

Lisa said...

Both are gorgeous!! And gosh you could enter the second one from Instagram or Pinterest for another chance to win! :) ... thank you so much for playing along at Three Amigos!

Susan Fogle said...

Alyson, your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I'm so flattered that you liked mine enough to replicate it, and that you found the directions easy to follow! I'm so glad you shared both of these with us at Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges! Oh, and Congrats on winning the random draw too!