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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Cyclamen Side Spring Card

cyclamen side-swing card

Yes I am sorry I am hooked on this side spring fold!  I made this for a neighbour and friend of nearly 50 years, who is also a cardmaker - so I had felt this special birthday warranted me sending her a card with a special fold.  I am hoping that she hasn't seen the fold before!

The cyclamen were some diecut decoupage that I have had for a while in my stash, and they are really pretty - the sheets come in a black and silver version and this version with gold embossing.  I have used the silver version in the past, but the gold sheets have just been stroked until now!   Matted and layered with brown/cream tones of papermania shimmer textured card stock, and I have used this again for the bottom trim of the main card with brown ribbon.

I really do like this shape of card, and am thinking of doing a much simplified version (i.e. without the fancy fold) but using the diamond shape on a plain folded card, and adding my Christmas toppers to it.

Thanks for looking.



Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Mags

Jan said...

Love it Mags. xx Jan

Foxycrafts said...

Beautiful cards, Mags.

Love Joan xx