Friday, 31 July 2015

Diamonds - Rachel Snook

Morning all,

Hope you are all well.

I heard on the radio the other day that we are 
apparently going to have the hottest August ever!!
Average of 32 degrees every we 
believe that??  Hmmm well it is going back to
winter at the moment so who knows?

Ok, Today we have a creation from
Rachel.  She has made a beautiful project
for a 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Obviously this could be adapted to fit any

Cut a piece of white linen cardstock 11" in length
and 6" wide.  
Score the card at 4, 6 and 7 1/2" across 
the long side.

Make a small pencil mark at 2" top and bottom, 
then lining up this mark at the top of a scoreline, follow
the line down using a ruler to ensure you stay straight.
Score until you reach the bottom of the 6" scoreline.

Turn the card around and repeat from the other pencil
line to the top of the 6" scoreline.  This will then give you 
two diagonal scorelines.

Go back to the start of the card at the 4" scoreline and 
mark the edge of the 6" side at 3, line the 2" mark
 on your trimmer and cut diagonally to the 3"mark, 
turn over and repeat.  You should now have a 
diamond shape.

Take the card and starting with the 7 1/2" scoreline, fold
and score making a valley fold, burnish with a bone folder.
The one the 6" scoreline, mountain fold and burnish.
The one the 4" score Valley fold and burnish.

You are then left with the diagonal folds which 
are folded as mountain folds, thus enabling the 
diamond shape to be formed as the scoring enables the
cross sections to fold in.

To decorate cut a piece of the patterned paper
5 3/4" by 3 3/4".  Using a pencil and one back 
of the paper, on the short side mark 1 7/8".  Mark 
on all four sides.  As before line the marks up and cut off
all the four corner points and this will leave you a 
diamond shape for the card front, place this and
the four pieces to one side and repeat this again.

This time put the corner pieces to one side and cut the 
diamond shape in half.  Then cut a piece of paper 
3 1/2" wide by 6" in length and trim slightly
smaller to cover the flat section of the card.
Also cut 2 rectangles 6 long 1 1/2 wide to cover
the small part of the card.  Using double sided 
tape adhere the paper to the card as shown.

You have enough cut pieces to cover the whole of the front 
of the card and rear of the folds.
Burnish folds and put to one side.

Using a Memory Box leaf die and  the Sue Wilson Camelia
 Open and Complete dies,  die cut a selection of flowers
 and leaves .  
Arrange as desired.

Die cut numbers 6 and 0, cut twice from Mirri
Card and glued on top of each other to give depth.  
Arrange on the front of the diamond card.
Add dotty peel offs and small glitter domes to finish.'ll need to get your head around all
the measuring but it is definitely worth it in the end!
This is what Rachel used -

White Linen Cardstock
Craft Creations 12 x 12 Paper - 
White with holographic Pattern
Sue Wilson Dies - Camellia - Complete
Sue Wilson Dies - Camellia - Open
Mirri Card
Memory Box Dies - Numbers
Memory Box Die - Blushing Bouquet
Memory Box Die - Fresh Foliage
Glitter Domes

From stash - Dotty Peel offs

Ok, tomorrow is Inspiration Day at The Craft Barn.
Demos for 10.00am to 4.00pm, do pop in 
and see us!

Kay Carley, Carol Cockbain, Heidi Green
and me!!

The other thing not to forget is that the link will
close tonight for the July Calendar Challenge.
Don't forget to enter if you haven't already.
Tomorrow is August and there will be two new words...
wonder what they will be??????

Jane x


  1. Fantastic idea for a 60th Anniversary and as I need to make one soon this is most useful! So fair warning, I am going to CASE this card...

    1. Haha go for it!! Let us see pictures when it is done!
      Jane x

  2. Oh gosh, this is so impressive & kudos to you. What a lovely result.
    There's a reason I don't make shaped cards ~ I get lost amongst all the measurements & have huge envy right now. To be able to create them & then write instructions is very clever! I am sure if I sat down with all the things & did it one step at a time, I'd get there. One day maybe. Till then, I shall admire from afar.... Good job!

    1. Just have a go on some spare card or paper so if you mess up it doesn't matter! You can always ask here if you get stuck!
      Jane x

  3. What a cool card! Fabulous design - might have a try when I am feeling brave! xxx


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