Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is to make a DIAMOND FOLD CARD.This style of card is so much fun and they are actually quite easy to make – well,they’ve got to be if I can make one!As with any folding technique it’s just a case of being as accurate as you can and creating sharp creases.It also folds flat to a 4″ x 4″ square so it fits in an envelope beautifully.

In  case you are unfamiliar with these or you’ve never thought you could attempt one I prepared a tutorial for our DT and any challenge entrants to follow :


There,you have no excuse not to now!!

If you’re not sure about any of the steps feel free to ask me a question and I’ll do my best to answer it.

Of,course this is just one type.There are others,so if you know any feel free to enter those too.BUT it must be a FOLD not just diamond shaped pieces of card on a regular card base.

For details on how to win some fabulous digi stamps and how to play along please click on the link to the challenge site.Please take the time to have  a look at the DT and GDT’s amazing creations too.You could also become a GDT too.Just click on the link under the Followers.

My card base is created from a sheet of cardstock from the DCWV Old World stack .I coveted this for a long while and was lucky enough to find it half price.That was almost a year ago and I can’t bear to use it!!I’m so glad I did for this tho’.It compliments this sweet Choupintette Swing image from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps perfectly.I used a square topper but you could mat and layer diamond pieces.I chose not to because I’m rubbish at cutting the angles right!!There,my secret is out – it wasn’t some kind of clever design plan after all.

Supplies :
Image : Choupinette Swing from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps
Mediums : Promarkers ,Bundle Sage Distress Ink (applied with a piece cut from the non green  side of a pan scouring sponge to give a textured finish)
Cardstock : Patterned base DCWV  12 x 12 Old World stack,Pale blue Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Colossal pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,X-Cut metal ruler,Woodware bone folder,A3 cutting mat,pencil and eraser
Embellishments : Length of white satin ribbon coloured with Promarkers to match,Gems from  the Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel
Some challenges this card is entered for :
Challenge Up Your Life : Blue & Green
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Use your “never used stash” (Old World stack)
Dutch Dare : Clean & Simple
Fairy Tale Challenge : Everything Goes
Inktegrity : Ribbons & Flowers
Little Red Wagon : Do it in 3’s (Gems)
Moving Along With The Times : Nice & Bright
Stamp Something : November Digi Day
Stampotique : Girly Girl
Wee Memories : Dust off that patterned paper
The Pixie Cottage : Two colours only (optional sketch)
Pattie’s Creations : Create a Birthday card
Paper Sundaes : Pick at least two from the Sundae Toppings  Bar (blue & ribbon)
OSAAT : Your Fave Colour (mine’s more of a combo.Just love blue & green tho’ they never should be seen!I’m like that – he,he!)
Top Tip Tuesday : Use an image/sentiment
** My Top Tip is actually contained in my Diamond Fold Card Tutorial.When creating a fold without using a score board place a metal ruler where you want it to be,use the grid on your cutting mat to make sure everything’s straight,then fold the card in towards the edge of the ruler.To make a really sharp crease use a bone folder,checking that all edges are lined up first.This should give you perfect results every time.**


Lisa x

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annette
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 10:39:49

    what a wonderful Diamond card, thanks a lot for the fantastic Tutorial

    thanks for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge




  2. shellshearer
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 12:28:05

    Fab card hun, just love the DP & your side panels look fab!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT & OSAAT this week
    Good luck, hugs shell xx


  3. Manuela
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 12:36:22

    Really nice card, I like the shape of your card!
    Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your Life!

    Hugs, Manuela


  4. Sandi DeFalco
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 14:11:16

    This is the first time I’ve seen or heard of a Diamond Fold card!
    Wonderful Creation!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  5. Lauretta See
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 14:19:59

    this is such a cute girlie card 🙂 i love your choice of colors. Thank you Lisa for that fabulous tutorial.. your did a great job! hugs x


  6. Kim Howard
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 14:36:53

    what a beautiful fold on this card and I love the papers you chose for it with the image. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge!


  7. Cleota
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 17:37:50

    What a great fold!! Thanks for the tutorial and joining Pattie’s Creations Design Challenges.


  8. Karlinchen50
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 17:39:23

    This is a very nice card.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
    Hugs Karla


  9. Pattie G
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 18:01:52

    Wow! I never saw a diamond fold card. Love your image and thanks for the tutorial. Thank you for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations.

    hugs ♥


  10. Gemma
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 19:13:30

    Lisa this is beautiful! Thanks for joining in with our Favourite Colours challenge this week over at One Stitch at a Time! Hope to see you again! Gemma 🙂


  11. Bev Code
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 19:41:17

    so glad you could play along with Pattie’s Creations Challenge.. sure hope you’ll join us again next week too… great card and love the diamond design


  12. Choccy
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 20:45:39

    Such a great card. I love the diamond fold cards but i havent tried one before. Just added it to my ‘to do list’ ;O)

    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our favorite colour challenge. Good Luck !

    Choccy x


  13. Stephanie Landon
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 21:25:29

    Beautiful diamond fold card. I love the colors.


  14. Bianca
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 21:47:25

    What a love card! I love the image and the colors! Thank you for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog! xx Bianca


  15. PokSa
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 22:23:52

    Gorgeous card. Great image.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.


  16. Corinne Salesse
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 00:09:11

    very nice card. I love all the card


  17. charitycrafter
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 00:47:14

    what a lovely card and such a useful tutorial x Thanks for joining us this week at TOP TIP TUESDAY x Leigh x


  18. darling Ho
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 08:17:38

    What a lovely card!
    Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    ~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT


  19. LindaS
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 10:21:58

    Cool diamond card – It really highlights the image. Thanks for joining Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.


  20. Anette
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 11:16:07

    Wonderfull card. Thanks for joining us at DDCC.


  21. Regan
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 20:07:56

    great job- thanks for playing with us at LRW


  22. Dawn
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 20:58:19

    I love the diamond shape, lovely card & thanks for joinign us at OSAAT


  23. Stargroves (Anne)
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 23:03:23

    What a lovely card, great fold.
    Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday


  24. cheryl
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 00:03:23

    this is just great loving these diamond fold cards,2 I have seen tonight and both,so beautiful really love the papers you have used,too hugs cheryl xxxxx


  25. Vanja
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 01:35:27

    Beautiful card! I love the image.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! 🙂

    Hugs, Vanja


  26. alica
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 02:57:54

    What a cool fold! Have to try it someday too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


  27. Ann Cox
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 03:22:49

    Wow! What a great fold! Thanks for playing with us Wee Memories girls!


  28. Tanya Rudd
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 06:34:11

    How creative! Love the darling image too. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.


  29. Hazel (didos)
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 14:58:30

    Hiya, WOW this is brilliant for our nice and bright challenge.
    Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week,


  30. Pattie Goldman
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 18:10:15

    Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something for our Digi Day challenge!


  31. Sammibug
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 05:59:37

    Cute diamond fold card! The DP is perfect for the image! Great job on the tutorial, too!


  32. kelly
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 13:03:17

    this is lovely.Thanks for joining us at DDCC


  33. Vicki
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 15:46:10

    What a fun card design! Thanks for playing SDC



  34. Willy
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 12:21:39

    Wonderful interpretation of the theme! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 19.


  35. Karyn
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 22:28:29

    Such an elegant card! I love the colours you’ve chosen and the colouring on your image! Gorgeous!!! x x


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