Sea Creatures Fancy Fold

Folded Card
Partially Open to show fold and inside
Fully opened with pull out fold
Make the Cards Challenge #58
Creatures In/Under The Sea

One of my birthday gifts was an embossing folder by Open Studio (Memory Box) that was an under the sea scene. I embossed the white card stock and carefully added colour using Q’Tips. Then I added the layer to the dark blue card front. Once that was done I ran it through with the Memory Box reef die making the hole shape. I kept the fallout so I could use it on the fun fold section. In retrospect I should have done what Jen McGuire does and run it through the folder again as cutting flattens the embossing a bit. The inside of the card uses sets by Inspired by Stamping and the little sea horses are a die but I can’t remember which brand. They were cut from a background piece I had set aside after inking. I added a gem for the eye on one and a bit of sparkle to them as well. The little fish on the floating panel is from Newtons Nook and was coloured with gel and glitter pens. I added some pop of colour dots to this panel and some tiny bubble gems to the card front. I’m really happy with how this turned out and proud of myself for creating the fun fold after viewing a brief guide online. I measured it out myself and believe me that is a feat for someone who can’t make figures work and still has no clue on reading a ruler. I shall have to make an envelope for this card as it isn’t a standard size. It was a fun card to make and I hope you like it. Thanks for spending time with me today.

18 thoughts on “Sea Creatures Fancy Fold

  1. Quite amazing fun fold card and underwater scene, Johanna. Love the inked embossing folder and that die shape to feature your focal image. So very creative and very cool.

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    1. It was a fun card to create and I’m really happy you like it. I wasn’t sure it would work so you can imagine how pleased I was when it did.

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  2. When I first began this one – I wasn’t sure if the idea would work. The one I had seen used more conventional die cuts and PP but I really wanted to use the EB folder. The one I’d seen gave measurements but mine is different so I had to work it all out myself. I’m so pleased you like it.


  3. OH my, this is SO pretty. The embossing with a touch of color looks amazing. Good to know I’m not the only one that has trouble measuring and reading a ruler.

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    1. Glad you like it and thanks. My hubby has explained numbers to me so many times and while I kind of get it at the time, I don’t retain the information for long. I eyeball everything for the most part but occasionally accurate measurements are necessary and then it is a struggle.


  4. What an amazing card. I love all the details and the cute seahorse. Thank you so much for sharing your fancy fold card with us at Make the Cards Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team

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