Diana's Diamond Design Detail

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Diana's Diamond Design Detail

Our Design Team member Diana Fleming uses Tim Holtz's fancy frame die in a unique interactive card.

In today's Facebook Friday, we are showcasing Tim Holtz's Floral Frame Impresslit. Impresslits are great because they emboss and die cut all at once.

We are also using Concord and 9th's Botanical Die Set

Diana made so many examples of how you can use this floral frame. Here she stacked 4-5 die-cut frames to add dimension instead of using foam tape. She used a Mama Elephant Stamp set, and Simple Stories Gingham Stencil as the background, and stickles for some shine. Please come see these samples at the store, the photos don't show the fine detail of these designs.


Here is a unique Halloween card she made using black cardstock for the die and embossing. She added Delicata Gold ink to add a subtle shine to this dark paper, and it looks fantastic!



Below is an example of the card we will be making today but a different version. Instead of using the diamond shape as the focal interactive element, she used an oval shape here.

You can use any shape. Someone suggested, even a butterfly shape would be interesting. Please share your projects and ideas with us on our Facebook Friday's Page. We would love to see them!


Inside, she included a photo with some foil lettering and the Beautiful script sentiment die that comes with the Concord and 9th Botanical Die Set. The inside is just so beautiful, you've got to see this in real life.


Here Diana made the frame into a tag with a Christmas theme. Look at all the detail. This is stunning!


Below, Diana is showcasing the new Prima Paper. Nina did a quick walkthrough to demonstrate how to put the pieces together using this paper for practice. And it looks magnificent!


This is the packet you received with the Facebook Friday Craft-along. If you'd like to purchase a kit for future craft-alongs, please purchase here.  Or you may call the store to reserve your kit. You can pick up or have it shipped directly to you. Each Friday is a mystery project.

In your kit, you will have a small crayon packet, white cardstock for the card base, card front, sentiment piece, 4 diamonds (including one pink one), and the frame die-cut.


Cut around the sentiment to fit it behind the frame.


This is Distress Crayon in Black Soot. You only need a small amount to gently rub onto the frame.

Nina loves using her favorite tool for blending this, her finger!


Because distress color is interactive with water, you can color the crayon with a water brush to blend it in.


Next, you will fold 2 of the diamonds, lengthwise along the diagonal, using your fingers as a guide as illustrated below. That way you get the crease exactly where you want it.


Glue the folded pieces onto the 3rd diamond BASE piece, depicted in the middle here.



Now, glue the pink decorative diamond on top. Here, Nina is embellishing the sides with Distress Oxide #icedspruceforeva !!


On the frame, Nina further embellished it with Rose Gold Lustre wax, by Sizzix.


Look at the detail of the lustre wax and you can still see the detail of the pearlescent paper underneath.


Nina mounted the frame onto the diamond with the 3L - Black Scrapbook Adhesive foam tape 0.04in.


Score your card base, a 2 1/8" from each side. This should give just enough space in between the gatefold to allow for the sliding mechanism.



Cut the decorative card front down the middle, it may need some trimming in the center if there is some overhanging. Nina used Distress Oxide Ink here which shows up on dark paper.


Slide the folds into the diamond opening and you've got yourself a unique interactive card! It's a good idea to slide it back and forth to make sure the mechanism slides freely.


Thanks for crafting with us, and please share your projects with us on the Facebook Friday page. We'd love to see them!

You can watch Nina demo this project in the videos below. Thanks for being a part of our crafting community.



-Your Design Team Member, Sheila







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