flying seagull fun fold

This shows the card lying flat … kind of

card standing up

Having seen this fold on Instagram from Sue Stampfield I checked it out more fully by looking at her online blog. She has the full tutorial including a video and I basically followed that. In her examples she used some beautiful DSP, but I wanted my card to work for two challenges so I did it a little differently. To achieve the rainbow effect I inked up some mineral paper and added it to the card front after I had dry embossed it with a Darice Swirly Vines folder. This helped me to meet the challenge at CYHTP and of course the fun fold meets the challenge at Creative Creases. The side panels at each end use some patterned coloured vellum adding to the rainbow effect and I found a scrap piece with the polka dots in my stash that was just the right size to cut down for this project. The smile die is quite old and is from SSS. I remember buying this after seeing Jen McGuire do a demo using their new set and I got this along with the stamp set at that time. The butterfly is one I’ve also had for ages and I think is likely Memory Box but I’m not sure. Unfortunately I’ve lost a part of the die as it came in 3 parts. The base wings, the filigree part and the antenna and body. I’ve mislaid the antenna part and will have to pull apart several drawers to see where it is. I didn’t have the patience to do this today so I hand drew mine and fussy cut. Too bad I don’t have the die as the antenna would be much finer.

I wish the makers of dies would print the company name on dies – it would make life easier. I wanted to show a photo of the card closed as the sides fold up behind the main piece, but mine wouldn’t stay closed and I gave up. If you look at Sue’s blog you can see how it looks there.

I’m quite pleased with the end result and it isn’t a difficult card to make especially if one uses mainly DSP designs. The ones from StampinUp can give lovely scenes as you will see if you follow the link.

Challenges entered:

Anything Goes With A Twist of Rainbows

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #52

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it a lot and love to read the comments.

15 thoughts on “flying seagull fun fold

  1. Thanks Gayle. Once I had the base done, it wasn’t that hard to finish, but it did take me a few minutes to get the base right.


    1. Thanks and I found the antenna yesterday stuck on another magnet sheet. Funny how that happens in a drawer.


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