Friday, 13 January 2012

Cardfold Tutorial for Valentine's Day

Hi there,
Welcome back and thanks for joining me again as we're looking at an interesting card fold for a Valentine's Day card. I entered a card using this fold in one of the StampTV challenges a while ago and received a number of requests on how to do it. I decided to make a tutorial video (yes, my first!!) and share the technique with you. You can watch the video here (a list of tools and products is at the end of this post):

This is the card I made in the video (with some close ups of the details):
The cardstock is GinaK Designs: Lipstick Red, Black Onyx and White. The DP is Echo Park - Happy Days.

The wave flourishes were punched from different coloured cardstock.

I edged the white cardstock with the Tim Holtz distress ink, then layered it onto the black and white dp and then onto the black onyx cardstock. The sentiment and small hearts were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured using Copic R27 and a Sakura Red Star glitter pen.

I inked the edges of the hearts with Tim Holtz distress ink.

In the tutorial, I mentioned how I made the heart shapes using my Nestabilities ovals. I got the idea from my talented friend Hannelie's blog Desert Diva. You can see her tutorial here.

Thank you for joining me for my very first tutorial video!
PS: Yes, I know my shoulder was in the way at one stage but we're working on getting better! :)
PPS: I have to mention that I couldn't have done this without my 14-year old Technical Director's expertise!

Dimensions & Measurements:
Cardstock: 11" x 5"
Score the cardstock at 2.5"(lengthways) to get center fold
Keep cardstock lengthways in front of you so that it measures 11" left to right and measure 2.5" from right hand edge of paper and score from top to bottom (do the same on the left hand edge). Remember to make a pencil mark on the halfway fold as well.
Keep cardstock lengthways in front of you and measure 4" from right hand edge of paper and make a pencil mark on the edge of the paper (do the same on left hand edge)
Score from the 4" mark to the center of the 2.5" mark on the halfway fold. Do this 4 times (once on each side)
Fold cardstock on score lines to desired form

Tools & Products
EK Success Wave Flourish Punch 
Spin Eco Permanent Glue Tape 
Tim Holtz distress ink in Iced Spruce 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Acrylic Block 
Cool Scoop stamp set from the Sweet Stamp Shop  
Rhinestones & Pearlies 
Copic R27 & Sakura Glitter Pen in Red Star (for small hearts on center piece) 
Ledah TM-10 paper trimmer 
metal ruler 
Gina K Designs pure luxury cardstock in Black Onyx, Lipstick Red & White 
DP - Echo Park Happy Days 
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large


hannelie said...

Sjoe, n pragtige projek! Baie baie dankie vir die link! ek waardeer dit!

Riette said...

Ek is SO beindruk!! Het julle die kamera op 'n "stand" gesit? En ek hoor so klein bietjie Kiwi in die aksent LOL!!! Jy het baie meer guts as ek.

Madeleen said...

Dankie Hannelie! En dankie vir jou tutorial!

Madeleen said...

Dankie Riette! Ja ons het die kamera op 'n tripod gesit (bo-op 'n tafel) LOL! Talk about getting out of my comfort zone!

Just me... said...

Madeleen! This is so amazing! I love the video! Thank you so much for using our 'sweet' stamps and sharing them with your blogging friends! Big Hugs! N.Rixon

Madeleen said...

Thank you for your 'sweet' comments Nicole! And for the FB shoutout!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! is al wat ek kan uitkry. Your blog looks amazing and the video was done very professionally. Love the valentines card

Donna said...

great job Madeleen! Love your fun-fold card - and your voice is so fun to listen to (your accent) hope you're having a great weekend!

Madeleen said...


Madeleen said...

Hehehehe, thanks Donna!

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT video! So glad you let us know about it over on STV! Easy instructions, beautiful the accent! :) Have a Happy Day!

Lagene said...

WOW! I love your multi folded card...thanks so much for the tutorial! Great job! Your StampTV friend.