Saturday, May 22, 2021

Fancy Folds Slide & Lock Card


Happy May Folks! I hope that you are enjoying the change in weather and staying busy! Welcome back to another Fancy Folds Design Team blog hop; this month we are featuring Slide and Lock Cards.

This is the easy to understand YouTube instructions from Amanda at ScrimpingMommy I love how simple Amanda’s instructions are. 

This is my project:

These are the stamp sets and tools I have used for the card: 

    Celebrate Sunflowers

    Sunflower Dies

    Forever Flourishing Dies 

    Basic Gray Card stock

    Whisper White Card stock 

    Copper Foil Sheets

    Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper

    Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

The base card is a square 6” x 6” (6” x 12” dimensions) scored at 3” from either end meeting with a centre opening. I trimmed the smallest slither of each side and mounted each side panel with some of the silver and gold embossed Simply Elegant Speciality DSP.

The lock aspect of the card is made up of 2 x Basic Gray and 2 x Whisper White 4” square pieces. I used White for the slide element because it is marginally thinner than the gray card and slides smoothly in the gap. 

I mounted a square of the simpler designed Simply Elegant Specialty DSP so that it wouldn’t override the background and to avoid clashing. 

Coppery highlights glint from the sunflower cut using the Sunflower Dies — copper foil sheets are the perfect accompaniment to this DSP. The black outline cut with the complementary did tied the element with the background and provides a focal point for the slide. 

Contrasting with the metallic centrepoint, the leaves are stamped in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White - I fussy cut them, and curled them slightly with the bone folder to give them some texture and depth. The black foliage are cut using the Forever Flourishing Dies.

Stamped in Tuxedo black the sentiment is simple and elegant. Mounted on a marginally bigger rectangle of Basic Black, I love that the sentiment can be removed with the slide to leave the card and the written message to die am for themselves. 

I hope you are inspired to give this simple but truly effective card a go. We have so many beautiful stamps and designer series papers which suit this fold design.  Check out what my fellow DT member     has to share! 

Enjoy the rest of the hop and be sure to leave a comment or two! Don't leave us just yet, there is heaps to see,visit my friend

Until next time 

Shanni xx

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  1. Beautiful Card - I love that DSP x

  2. wow, great idea with the sunflowers and this DSP !! i love it !! xx


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