I love trying new fun folds but, to be honest, I prefer simple fun folds. When I spotted a card with this design by Crafts by Beth, I had to try it. On the one hand it seemed easy, but it also looked tricky. After all, diagonal cuts can be difficult to get right. Nevertheless I decided to give it a try and use the Waves of the Ocean Collection one more time.
To create the card base, I started with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Calypso Coral and trimmed it down to 8 1/2″ x 10 1/2″. I scored it on the long side at 3 1/2″ and 7″. I then marked it on the short sides at 2 1/4″ and 6 1/4″. Finally, I held my breath and made a diagonal from 2 1/4″ mark on left to 6 1/4″ mark on right. And the good news? It worked and I had two card bases from one piece of cardstock.
Next I turned my attention to the layering pieces. All of the pieces are 3 1/4″ wide. The Basic White and Petal Pink are the same. Start with a piece 3 1/4″ x 8″ long. Mark with pencil at 4 5/8″ on one long side and 3 3/8″ on the other side. Make a diagonal cut and once again you have two pieces. I stamped the Basic White with the pelican from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set. I repeatedly stamped the Petal Pink with the non-descript flying bird, also from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set. These are adhered on opposite sides of the middle panel.
Next I turned my attention to the DSP. I selected a few sheets from the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper. I cut pieces that were 3 1/4″ wide. For the front panel, I cut the piece down to 5 3/8″ and marked it at 2″ on the left long side and 3 3/8″ on the right. Once again, I made a diagonal cut and had two front panels. For the back panel, I took a 3 1/4″ x 10 3/8” piece of DSP and marked the left long side at 4 3/8″ and the right at 6″. I made one last diagonal cut and had two back panels. I then adhered them to the card base.
For the sentiment, I chose the wider sentiment die from the Waves Dies and stamped the sentiment from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set on Basic White. I then cut an 8″ piece of White Frayed Ribbon and fed it through the ends of the sentiment piece. I wrapped it around the card and attached the two ends with a glue dot. I then wriggled the sentiment piece and the ribbon so that the sentiment piece hid where the ribbon came together. For a final touch I added the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels semi-randomly on the DSP. I say semi-randomly because I used three on each card and basically arranged them left, right, left when looking at the front of the card, making sure that I placed them so they would be seen on the DSP.
I hope you have enjoyed this fun fold card and will give it a try. I also hope that you will snatch up the Waves of the Ocean DSP before it disappears from the Stampin’ Up catalog on or before May 2. The Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are already unavailable but you can easily use the regular Rhinestone Basic Jewels. The Waves of Inspiration bundle which includes the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and Waves Dies are early release items from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog so they will continue to be available after May 2, but why wait?
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