Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tutorial/Technique Tuesday

Hello ... Darlene here (again!)

Do you remember a few weeks back when I "ooops, forgot to use the CHALLENGE THEME on my DT creation?" ... Well, Iron-Fist Shelly is MAKING ME PAY for that little screw-up
by doing HER tutorial/technique Tuesday SPOT today!!  
Can you believe that!  
What a slave driver!

All joking aside, Shelly has her hands full at home right now so I 'offered' to do this for her!
(She's really not a meany ... I just said that! Teehee!)

SO --- On To Today's Tutorial!

Let' do another Fancy Fold Card ... this time:

You will need TWO panels for this card.

Panel "A" is 4-3/16" x 9"  ... scored at 5-1/2"
Fold at the score line and set aside.

Panel "B" is 2" x 8-1/2" long and scored at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8"
Fold at score lines.

The lower portion of Panel "A" will be adhered to the INSIDE of Panel "B" and the sides will fold in to give that 'door' effect.

That is the basis of the card design ... now you can decorate it to your needs & liking!
I have created a THANK YOU card using TWO of Shelly's Images.

 Here is a peek at the inside of my card.
I've added a simple SU verse onto a Spellbinder Classic Circle panel. And finished the inside bottom with a little floral stamp by Repeat Impressions.

 Here's a little closer view of the detail.
I created my decorative panel for the front cover of my card then printed Shelly's "thank you sentiment" onto it.  I've colored the basket with Prismacolor markers then added Prima flowers with Kaiser pearl centers, Wedding satin flowers from JoAnn's and created my greenery using the MS 'branch' punch and the Cheery Lynn Designs B119 'Tropical Leaves' die.

I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and will give it a try.  Remember, if you do, we'd LOVE to see your creations ... be sure to pop back here, comment & leave us a link.

Well I guess I'd better get back to working on MY card for this week's challenge before 'Ole Iron Fist' gets after me!  LOL!  (just joking Shelly ... you're the BEST!)

Be sure to come back on Thursday for our TTT Challenge when SHELLY will be hosting!
Hope to see you then!


  1. Great work Darlene! Love the papers and digis!

  2. :) SO FUNNY. I think "Ole Iron Fist" would be great for a t-shirt.
    I hope you have learned your lesson Darlene! From now on you will probably follow the challenge rules!!! ;)
    Truthfully, as Darlene said, we have a jillion construction projects going on right now. It seems like every day we have someone here working on something.
    And Darlene was kind enough to offer to help out with the Tutorial today. Whew...I owe you one my friend. At this point I owe you quite a few. :) Thanks a million.

  3. What a wonderful Tutorial Darlene. Your versions are fabulous. Thankyou so much for sharing. Hugs from Scorland. Rita xx

  4. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I have grabbed your blinkie for my blog.

    Love Joan xx

  5. This is another of your brilliant Tutorial and l think l'll be having a go at this one:)x

  6. That is ONE gorgeous card. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

  7. Shelly,thanks for the great tutorial.

  8. Thank you for the tutorial ... I'm going to give this a try. And you're from Topeka...I'm guessing Kansas ... Right? I had resided with my son and family at Fort Riley, Kansas for a year and half!!

  9. Thank you for the great Double Dutch Fold
    tutorial - it is always good to try new
    folds, a habit I am trying to get into!

  10. Great tutorial and gorgeous card, Darlene. I love that luscious basket of flowers.
    Blessing hugs,

  11. This is not only a fabulous tutorial, but your card is just BEE-U-TIFUL! Great work Darlene!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  12. I can only mirror what others have said in that the tutorial was wonderful and your card is so beautiful. Good job!