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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"The Architect Fairy" Fancy Fold Card - Spotlight on Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps!

Hello Everyone!

I'm featuring Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps this week!  I had so much fun creating this first project, "The Architect Fairy".  It's a fancy fold card with the beautiful Winged Girl image as the main focal point!  I also used the Tree Branch Background stamp to create the stunning nature background for the back and inside of my card.

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the entire card with Marvy Le Plume Permanent markers.  I used Strathmore Bristol cardstock for the fairy panels to give the card more strength and weight and made the card base from Neenah Solar White cardstock.

Cut the Neenah cardstock to the height of the Winged Girl image and make a gate-fold card base with the overlapping front flaps the same width as the image.   Stamp the Winged Girl image twice and trim the panels down into rectangles, run them through a Xyron to add permanent adhesive and adhere them to the front flaps of the card base.

Stamp the Tree Branch background on the inside middle panel and also on all the back panels.

Colour the Winged Girl image with Marvy Le Plume Permanents which are very similar to Copic markers.  I used the following colours on the Winged Girl:
Body:  OR821, 823 and R815, Hair:  E858 and 859, Dress:  R812 and 815, Wings:  R812, 815, BV733, 736 and B707, Architecture:  AG 871, 873 and G673, Arch Background:  B707, 708 and BV736.
 On the Tree Branch background:
G673, BV733 with AG871 over the entire background to tone down the colours.

Tip:  I also used the thicker cardstock for the fairy panels to ensure the colouring didn't bleed through and ruin the colouring on the other side and vice versa!  But I wasn't concerned about that happening on the middle panel because I just used the colours in the same places and it didn't mess up the effect.  I also didn't want to double up the cardstock on the middle panel because it would have made it harder to do all the cut outs which I did next.

Once everything was cut out I embellished the wings with glitter glue.  I finished off the card wtih some flower embellishments adhered to the front panel with glue dots.  I really couldn't decide if I wanted the flowers or not so I took some photos with and without them so you can decide what look you prefer ;0)

In these next photos I also wanted to show you how versatile this fancy fold card really is!

Gate Fold when the card is closed.
Views of the Gate Fold card open.
Z-Fold when the card is closed - you now have the Tree Branch background behind the Winged Girl.  Another idea would be to cut out the inside of the arch so the background shows through!
Views of the Z-Fold card open.
You can even switch around which panel is at the front!  But I would remove the flowers and either leave them off or put them onto the new front panel!
Thanks for visiting with me today!  I'll have my second Lost Coast Designs project up on Wednesday so don't go far ;0)

I've entered this card into Paper Crafting Journey's Anything Goes Challenge #4
Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents


  1. Beautiful,Leigh, what pretty images.


  2. Very nice, Leigh! Love those fancy folds! This is gorgeous!

  3. Leigh, you've left me speechless. This is one amazing creation! The time and detail you put into it == not to mention that beautiful coloring == really shows. Gorgeous!

  4. Wow! Absolutely stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Anything goes challenge.
    Good luck in the draw.

  5. Love the creative shape, Leigh. It is out of this world!

  6. Your card is just Gorgeous! Love the folds and the colors are just beautiful! TFS


  7. I love this fold card, truly amazing!


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Leigh S-B