Tuesday, April 1, 2014

W2SB #4: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Hi, everyone!

Wow, who would've thought an Oscar-inspired challenge would result in such wonderful cards?! Congrats to Linda for her fabulous winning entry. We just couldn't resist that adorable little fish. And, thanks again to Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon for sponsoring last month's prize -- and for making such a lovely sample card.

Bobbi's selected this Rihanna song for this month's challenge. I'm thinking it has to be a pretty special card to shine bright like a diamond!

Recollection foil paper and black cardstock; Distress Ink core weathered wood
Celebrate It silver organza ribbon; Paper Studio brads

I really love this foil paper. But, I wanted to challenge myself to do more than just use shiny paper -- even though it's pretty cool paper.  :)

Then, I realized there must be links to cards featuring diamond folds on the Internet... Right?! Not only did I find diamond fold cards, I also found a couple of You Tube tutorials. The tutorial linked here was the one I used. Pics illustrating the steps in the making of my SHINE card are shown below.

A couple of points worth noting that are not shown in the steps below.
  • The Distress Ink core paper is so textured and thick that it absorbed a lot of the printer ink. So, I went over the sentiment a number of times with a black pen.
  • I really debated over the embellishments to use on the front diamond. I considered crystal gems, but thought they might add a little too much thickness. And, I considered black brads, but didn't know if they were shiny enough. Not sure I'm thrilled with the silver brads. But, that was my decision and I'm sticking with it -- there's no taking the blue diamond off of its base diamond.  :)
  • Like the card in the tutorial, my card didn't want to close. Then I came across a photo of a diamond-folded card that used a ribbon (that tied in the back) as its closure.

Step 1: Score and fold, as shown in tutorial.

Step 2: Cut out foil paper for side rectangles and top diamond.

Step 3: Adhere side rectangles. Cut out and adhere folded triangles.

Step 4: Cut out layers that will be adhered to top of card.

Step 5: Measure and cut ribbon, and adhere it to back of top diamond.
Step 6: Adhere layered diamond to front of card.

Thanks for stopping!

Hope you all will join us for this month's W2SB challenge, and happy scrappin'!


  1. Wow, Sybrina, you did a great job with this card. Thanks for the tutorial. I also love your paper, but everything else came together to make up a stunning card.

  2. Your card really does shine like diamonds with that awesome foiled paper!I like that unique fold that adds to the diamond theme too! NJ!

  3. WOW!!! The photo o the W2SB blog does not do your card justice!! Thanks for the detailed explanation of how you made this beautiful creation!!