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My first attempt at a card with a fancy fold like this, and I think it turned out ok! It's not one I'll be repeating (often) unless I can perfect and simplify the technique....giggle.

I seem to be in a phase of embossing my card bases, and this one is gorgeous in the Distressed Tile, which lends itself to many different styles and occasions. I'm very glad I bought it!!

I started with 2 strips of DSP from Winter Meadow, each measuring 12" x 1".

It's about now that I'm realising I have no idea how to explain this well, and I didn't take any photos...hahahahaha!

Anyway, (I think) I cut a piece of Basic White (BW) measuring 14cm x 4.5cm next.

Then I got one strip of DSP and lined it up with the top left corner of the BW piece, so it's on the diagonal. Then you fold the DSP back on itself and "step" all the way down the BW piece. One piece will not quite be enough, so after the 5th fold (or on the 6th return), you will need to attach the second strip of DSP. I tried to get the pattern to line up as best as I could, or at least not make it stand out too much. As it turned out, the seam fell almost under the sentiment panel, so it didn't matter. The DSP strip will now be larger than the white piece, so you'll want to adhere it first, and then trim to fit.

I embossed the card base (Mossy Meadow) using the Distressed Tile 3D embossing folder. The greeting is stamped on Basic White cardstock in Blueberry Bushel ink and cut out using the Deckled Rectangles dies. A bit of silver cord and a die cut from the Magical Meadow DIes add a cool embelli. Finish it off with the faceted gems, and voila! A special card :)

Don't forget when you make a card using a dark base, you'll need to add a white liner. I like to use card stock, because I find that the glue always shows through if I only use regular copy paper.

Run the end of your envelope through the embossing folder as well, for a little added pizzazz!



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