Fancy Fold Card Closed

 

This card had me really turned around!

I had a lot of fun making this card but I had to keep asking myself if I was holding the card upside down. Unlike every other card I have every made that has the fold on the left or the top, this card has the fold on the right. Really! 

And it just didn’t feel like I was doing it "right" as I was making the card but as you can see, it did turn out as it was supposed to. Thanks to Elizabeth Freiter, a fellow Dreaming About Rubber Stamps Team member for showing me her card using this same Fancy Fold technique and inspiring me to make my own.

Once I got used to the fold on the "wrong" side, this card was quick to make.  I folded a piece of 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Very Vanilla cardstock in half as usual. Then holding the fold on the right, I cut 1-1/2" from the left hand side of the top piece of the card.

Next, I scored a 3-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3/4" on the long side.

After layering Riding Hood Red cardstock and Love Letter designer series paper to the front of the card, I added a length of Very Vanilla Seam Binding complete with a knot onto the Basic Black cardstock.   

I adhered the Basic Black cardstock to the left hand side of the card that is stationary making sure the the flap would open. 

 

Fancy Fold Card Open

 

Inside the card I stamped "Birthday Wishes" from the Bring On the Cake stamp set in Riding Hood Red ink. I thought the the elegance of this scripted greeting matched the rest of the card nicely. 

 

So, what do you think? Did I do it "right"? Please leave me a comment and let me know if you like this card. Thanks!

 

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Stamps: Nature Walk (Wood 121925, Clear 121997), You’re A Gem (Wood 122268, Clear 122270), Bring On the Cake (Wood 121899, Clear 121958)

Inks: Riding Hood Red (111836), Basic Black (101179)

Paper: Love Letter Designer Series Paper (117162), Riding Hood Red (111348), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)

Other: Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding (120999), Paper Cutter (104152), Cutting & Scoring Blade Refill (104154)

 

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