Sunday, October 18, 2020

Fancy Fold using Poinsettia Place

Hello and Welcome!  Today is my final creation using the Poinsettia Place suite (for this week anyway - with Christmas just around the corner, it's definitely not my final project!!)  This is a gorgeous suite of products from the designer series paper to the stamp set with coordinating dies right down to the beaded pearls.  Today I chose to do a fancy fold card or gate fold.  I had found this technique back in the spring using a rose stamp set and decided to try it with the poinsettias.  I'm sorry I don't remember who it was that came up with this technique, but if you find this post and let me know, I will certainly give you credit for it!

I started with a Very Vanilla standard card base, but instead of folding it at 4-1/4", I scored and folded it at 2-1/8" on both ends so that when it folds, it meets at 4-1/4".  I then kept the card folded and placed the die where I wanted the cut to be.  I put a sticky note to hold the die in place and then opened up the folds to run it through the die cut machine as a single layer.  Once one side is cut, you refold your card and then move the sticky note to the other side (the sticky note is just holding your die in place so that it matches up once both sides have been cut).  You then run it through your die cutting machine as a single layer.  It should look like this when you are finished.

I then stamped the poinsettia image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and coloured it using the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.  I then die cut it using the coordinating die and placed the coloured image on the inside of my card as you can see below.  I did not stamp and colour directly on my card base as the Stampin' Blends tend to bleed through a little bit and you don't want any colour to bleed through the back of your card base.  The inside greeting is stamped using Soft Suede and if your first one is crooked like mine, you can re-stamp it on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, adhere it to a piece of Soft Suede and make it look like you intended your greeting to be popped up on a piece of cardstock - covering up the original crooked one of course!

For the belly band, I used a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and then used the Gold Metallic edged ribbon to dress it up.  I used the cut and emboss poinsettia dies and cut these out of Cherry Cobbler.  The leaves and berries are cut out of gold foil and copper foil sheets.  And there you have it - a very traditional poinsettia on a fancy fold card!

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