I saw a video by Splitcoast Stampers and Linda Bauwin on the making of this card and combined the two card techniques.
Start with a piece of decorated paper that is 12″ long by 5″ tall. (after making this card, a friend told me she thought it was supposed to be 4″ tall.) I used a stamp set by Stampin’ Up called “Hey Chick” and a stamp from Amuse Studio “For Peeps Sake.” I also used a wooden stamp that is really old called Image Tree EK Success IT04C, Just Chicken stamp. I used perfect layering circles from pegstamps.com link to them: https://pegstamps.com/perfect-layering-circles.html ….
On the 12″ length, score at 2″, 4″, 8, 10″. Keep your score tool out and with a ruler, make a mark with a pencil at the top and bottom of the 6″ mark. Fold the 2″ and 10″ scores so you can see where they are. Then using your ruler, line it up at the top of the 2″ score and put the ruler diagonal from that to the 6″ mark at the bottom and score it. Then put the ruler to the bottom of the 2″ score, and put the ruler diagonal to the top of the 6″ mark, and score. Then do the same from the 10″ score to the 6″ mark on a diagonal at the top and bottom. Make sure your scores are accurate so they are exactly at the 6″ mark. Fold all of your scores, backward and forward. Pinch in the top and bottom of the “X” that you’ll see on the left and right side of the center. Rub your bone folder over it and burnish it. Pinch the other side, and fold the last score forward so it creates a flap on the left and right of the center diamond. To make a center paper, I put a white piece of paper on top of my center diamond and flipped the card over. Fold back the end flaps and you’ll be able to trace the white paper to cut out your diamond. I cut it a little smaller so it has a border. I used a Close to My Heart stamp set called Chairished to create a scene on my card. I stamped with black ink the chair and the lamp shade and then cut them out of the same paper as I used for my card. I thought it would be fun for them to match the background. I also had a long sentiment from the same stamp set and lined it up with a ruler and stamped the side of the diamond with the sentiment and SSS intense black ink. I used Tamnit markers to color the rug that I stamped near the bottom of my diamond shape. I wanted to color it in a little more, so scribbled the marker on my acrylic block, wet it with water and used a paint brush to paint in my rug.
I used a Little Darling Rubber Stamp Creative background stamp called “Wildflowers” to create wallpaper behind my chair and my lamp. I put the chair I’d stamped and the lampshade I’d stamped and put them on their respective images backwards, so they could act as masks. Then I inked my background stamp with “Sweet Corn” by Gina K. I laid the background stamp over my image with scrap paper under it and stamped it. I scribbled the sweet corn ink on my acrylic block and used a small paint brush to color in the flowers in the background so the wallpaper stood out better. I had a dog stamp from the same stamp set and colored the dog with another Tamnit marker and colored it in with the same marker. I glued the cut out chair and lamp shade down with foam tape so they had some dimension. I decided to surround my diamond with a scallop edge so using an edge punch from EK Success, I started the paper with one scallop showing on the right. Punch, then move the paper so it lines up with the images on the punch, and punch again, keep doing that until you get to the end. At this point I should have cut the scalloped paper in half, as I’d punched scallops on both sides, but lost my mind and forgot to do so. I put glue on one side of my scallops right below the scallops and trimmed the edge. The next piece I lined the scallop up with the one at the end of the last piece and glued it down. At that point I realized I hadn’t cut it in half and then cut it, as I had cut scallops on both sides so I would have enough to surround my image…
I cut two pieces of 1 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ strips of matching paper for on the back of my card so I could write on it. If you use paper that has a single side, you can write in the inside, but mine was double sided.
Rich accidentally didn’t show the inside when you open the card, but it is cute when it’s open and I added a small square inside with hello on it.