The trending metallic color for this fall/winter is bound to be champagne, which I love! That’s why I’m so excited about the new Champagne Foil Sheets offered in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. This metallic color is softer than gold, not as rustic as copper, and classier than silver. I think we’ll be seeing a lot of it around Christmas, but nothings stopping me for Fall inspired projects as well.
This week at the Sisters In Stamping blog, we were challenged with fun folds or cuts projects. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these since they take a bit more planning and measuring. But this week I decided to try a fun fold technique that wouldn’t take much more than I put into a regular card. When this card is closed, it looks almost normal!
My Flirty Flamingo cardstock base was sized at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 2 1/8″ on each long end instead of at 4 1/4″ like I would for a center fold. This fold is called a gate fold because it opens and closes like a gate. I then took what would have been a regular card front, layered stamped Whisper White cardstock on a Champagne Foil Sheet and cut them down the middle so that I could adhere each side to my gate folded cardbase.
With the card front closed, I aligned my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies layer pieces in the center of my card. Then using dimensionals and foam adhesive strips, I adhered the champagne frame to the left panel and the leaf image to the right panel.
When the card is closed the center piece is inserted to the frame, holding the card closed. I love the crispness of this layout, but the wow-factor with the fun fold. If you would like to try this project for yourself, you may need some of the following products. Just click the link to start your order through my online store.
Here is a final look at this weeks project. The color combination is so beautiful – Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso, Champagne Foil, and Whisper White. I’ll definately be using these again!
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