Bluebird and a Fun Fold

Inside of the card

A tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers this week showed this Style of card and I wanted to try it. It is called a Corner Tuck Card. The author shows a couple of versions, 2 in the landscape format and one in portrait and this is the one I decided to try. For the most part I didn’t worry too much about her measurements, but eyeballed my own once I had the card front cut and scored. My papers are from StampinUp as is the stamp set I’ve used. Dies are from Hero Arts and I used water colour pencils and Sakura glaze pens.

My first attempt at the focal image didn’t quite have enough impact as you can see from the photo above. In that one I had stamped in Versamark and heat embossed clear then coloured it. It seemed very insipid with no definition to me and I left it overnight so I could think about what to do. This morning in my yoga class I suddenly had the thought of restamping the image in black, colouring it and then fussy cutting the entire image and gluing it over the original. As you can see the result is much better and I am happy I thought of this fix. Lucky for me the image was an easy one to fussy cut. The inside of the card is also from the same stamp set. I like that the flap tucks into the corner, but if I do another one I will figure out an easel for the back as the card doesn’t stand up. It was fun to try something different and to also figure out a fix for something I wasn’t happy with initially.

Have a nice evening everyone and thanks for taking a peek.

17 thoughts on “Bluebird and a Fun Fold

    1. I have to say that some of the StampinUp papers are so gorgeous that I hesitate to cut them. I love looking at them. I especially like these as they are subtle. Glad you like my effort.


  1. What a fabulous fun-fold – never seen this one before. Love the colour scheme, and I like the first softer version, but prefer the second version……..but I think I would have used my Scan-n-cut – not a fussy cutter here……xx

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    1. Thanks Lynda – I have a Zing which is similar to a Silhouette cutter, but hubby bought it for me just before I had a stroke. After that event I found the learning curve for the machine was tough so I don’t use it. I really do have to find someone who can help me learn how to use it properly. I would certainly save money on dies if I learned the software.

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  2. As I scrolled down the entries for this challenge, your card just flew out and hit me in the eye! It was a good thing as it is gorgeous and I love the fancy fold too. Best wishes and so glad that you entered at Doube D Challenge.

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    1. Thanks Golda. You could make this style quite easily yourself, although I will definitely figure out an easel so it stands up for the recipient.


  3. I’m glad you agree with my changes. I kept thinking about it and the fix popped into my head while doing yoga.


  4. That’s a Super Fun Fold! Well done! Love your gorgeous papers and that sweet bird image, the sentiment is beautiful too! Lovely all over! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Birds Challenge. Donna DT Member.

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