Here is my first attempt.
The papers I have used are all from the Tonic Studios "Winter Wonderland" pad, with a stags head cut using a die from a docrafts build-a -scene set. I wasn't quite sure how to line up the front panel - it is only attached at the top so that it hangs free over the lower step, allowing the card to fold completely flat for posting as well as providing an undecorated surface to write on - and I've placed it slightly too low down so that when the card stands up, the upper step doesn't lie completely flat, but nevertheless I'm pretty pleased with it for my first attempt at a new fold.
I am sharing this with
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Monochromatic Browns
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - taking the anything goes option
Alphabet Challenge - O is for oval
Right, now I had tried and seen the possible pitfalls, I wanted another go straight away, and I thought I'd make a card for the Butterfly Challenge where the theme is Any shape and/or the colour of quartz. I had a look at some google images and quartz crystals range from pure white through delicate rose quartz to all shades of amethyst - perfect, I thought, for the BoBunny Secret Garden papers lurking in my stash. I've used quite a lot of them and when I lifted them out, several of the sheets were down to the last scraps, so I'm taking this make over to the Snippets Playground too.
See, I lined up that front panel correctly this time! It's one of those things you have to get exactly right first time - a fold like this needs the really strong red-backed tape and that beast gives you no second chances.
All the papers used on this are from the BoBunny set - the floral sentiment panel on the front is fussy cut from one of the papers. The butterfly and sentiment on the back panel are out of a goody bag of embellishments I was sent.
Playmates in the playground will be proud of me - apart from the white card made to construct the folding card, every piece of card and paper I used on this was a snippet - I didn't cut into s single sheet of virgin paper.
Now here's a look at the two cards together. In the second photo you can clearly see the difference between the alignment of the first and second cards.
I loved making these and they would lend themselves to so many different themes. I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more of them on here.
I am sharing the combined effort with
A bit more time to craft extra - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October