Sunday, January 31, 2016

Glittered Candles

It's the 1st Rudolph Challenge of the Yr
but before I show you my card 
Maureen had asked on a previous post on her blog
how to prevent a tent fold card from pulling open
with the weight of extra layers on the front .

Here is my solution to the problem.
I will show you using a ready made card base 
and also if making your own from cardstock
as the method for the folds is slightly different.

Using a ready purchased blank card.
Here I have used a 6"x 6" card.
You will end up with a finished card size of  6"x 4.5"

Trim back of card to 5.5" and score at 4.5"

Leave front of card at 6" and score at  4.5" & 5.5"

Mountain and valley fold as shown here.

Adhere d.s. tape to the 1" fold and peel  back 
a third of the backing strip 

Line up with the .5" fold and adhere.

You will now have a tent fold that will stay
in the same position . 
Instead of using the inside of card for greeting 
you can use the back.

Using Card stock.
Trim cardstock to 6" x 11.5".
Score at 4.5", 9", 10" & 11"

Mountain and valley fold as shown here.

Adhere d.s. tape to the .5" fold and peel  back 

a third of the backing strip 

Line up with the back of card and adhere.

You now have a tent fold to decorate as you wish
which will stay standing.

Finally here are the two cards that I made from above.

I have used sheets of heavy  glitter paper in 5 colours
and die cut  'Glowing Candles'  by Memory Box
from 3 of them and then mixed and matched 
piecing back together in a different  colourway
for each card.

Sentiments are by Britannia dies .
Even though I have  layered up several sheets of the  glitter paper
to the front of the cards they still stay up without sliding down.

Entering the 1st card only into the following challenges:
Scraps of Life By Scrappy Mo. 1st Rudolph day challenge.
A Snowflakes Promise #15 christmas /winter theme.
Crimbo Crackers #99 Anything goes.
Jingle Belles # Bling on the holiday.
Crafty Hazelnut's #266 Anything goes.
Fab'n' Funky #289 Christmas.
Crafting With Friends #13 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #214 Use your snippets.(used the infills from the fall outs)


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beautiful tutorial Mrs A ...very well pictured and explained
Dr Sonia

Greta said...

I love glitter & wow--these are gorgeous, Mrs. A!

dutchess said...

Great glittery card Valery...fab tip for stopping the card falling over that's one I shall use! Xxxxx

Margreet said...

Thanks for your clear tutorial Mrs A. Did you missed my email about your wonderful calendar? I emailed you on 13th January that it has been received and Harry was so glad to see all pictures of the older elf! Harry is with me in my crafting room. I will soon make a photo of him!
Have a great Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Kathyk said...

Such a pretty card, thanks so much for entering our current Rudolph Day challenge

Guest Design Team Member - ScrapsofLife

Sue - said...

Two very glittery cards - very festive!

Di said...

LOVE these sparkly cards Mrs A! And a great and very clear tutorial on how to make tent style cards behave themselves :)


Di xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Thanks for the very clear tutorial and the measures, Mrs A.!
Your candle cards are beautifully sparkling!

Amanda said...

Love your sparkly cards & the tutorial, this is similar to the little calendars I made the other week x Amanda

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the kind tent fold ideas. I had not thought of that. I will give it a try though!
I had thought to add a strip of scetate and fold it in halt...then hide one end under the inner page framed sentiment sheet that I usually add. They I would add a snowflake or whatever to the top portion of the inside fold and hide the actetate under that. Like a kids leading ribbon! teehee

Your cards are both gorgeous. I think my fave is the last one...the colours are so crisp I like them both though!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days challenge.

Kathleen said...

Great tut on the tent fold cards but seems like a lot of trouble to me, who doesn't score well at all and as they will not be on my sideboard or mantle shelf, I'll just leave them to collapse on other peoples, lol.
Love, love your cards, all that fabulous glitter and the super dies.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Very nice cards there Mrs A and well done for the tut. Very useful.
I am pleased to see all your feathers are grown back and you are looking very good!

Berina RGA said...

Very beautiful cards!! I've never tried the tent fold before!! But after seeing your tutorial, I'm very much tempted!! Thanks for the tutorial!! The die cuts are very beautiful in glitter!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

KandA said...

Gorgous glittery cards Mrs A and a great tutorial too xx

Barb said...

A very clear tutorial. Thanks for sharing Mrs. A. I love glitter for Christmas. Barbxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Great tutorial and terrific glizty and glam Christmas cards.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Alison said...

A gorgeous glittered Christmas card in traditional colours. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

MagsB said...

Two very festive cards, Mrs A, I love the glitter! Thanks for the tent card instructions, too, they are very clear and straightforward!

love Mags B x

MagsB said...

Two very festive cards, Mrs A, I love the glitter! Thanks for the tent card instructions, too, they are very clear and straightforward!

love Mags B x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 266 - hope to see you again soon

SmilynStef said...

Great tent-fold tips ... I love your gorgeous glittery sparkle ... someone would certainly want to keep it on display after receiving it for the holidays ... so very glad you helped us BLING in the holidays at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

what a great idea to cut a bunch of colors of glitter paper and make a bunch of versions of that fabulously cool holiday card! so pleased you could join our celebration of all things sparkly at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks for popping over, Mrs A, was interested in this post, a clever solution ,and have that die kreally must use it ...!!!
Mm think I need to ban myself from buying more till I use what I have!!!
Shaz in Oz.x

Karen said...

I've had this problem too so am very happy now that I'm trying to see what I've missed. Will try this as I love making the tent fold cards but they don't stay upright. Your way is a lot better than another I found because I don't work well with a craft knife when needing precision lol Karen xx