Monday, November 15, 2010

Black Diamond

I love fancy folds for cards, so I loved the diamond fold challenge at Craft Your Passion. They have a fantastic tutorial to help you get started, plus incredible inspiration by the DT. I decided to try this week's Tellen's Place challenge as well, which is to use a black background.

For the card base I used Recollections gold paper. I used a texturing plate to emboss black Core'dinations cardstock (because its tough and can really take some punishment) and was pleased with the leathery result. For the medallion, I used a lovely new rubber stamp on translucent polymer clay. After baking it, I "aged" it with gold ink. Mom's been bugging me to try clay on cards for some time now, but it seemed like one thing too many. Now I think I'm hooked!

Inspiration: Craft Your Passion Challenge #32 Technique:
Diamond fold
Tellen's Place Black Background Challenge

Supplies: Recollections & Core'dinations cardstocks, ZipDry glue, Fiskars papercutter & corner punch, embossing texture plate & texturing tool, ColorBox pigment ink, Sculpey polymer clay, Rubber stamp by Inkadinkado

Update 12/3/10: This card made the top 3 for Tellen's Place Black Background Challenge.


  1. The black and gold is so classy.Love the textured card and the clay topper is stunning.Glad you liked my tutorial too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  2. Hi. This looks very difficult. Love the Diamond fold and the textured card. The clay topper is brilliant, love the stamped image. You have put so much work into this creation. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and look forward to seeing you again. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. I like the use of the two colors. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  4. This is a stunning card, that black and gold work so well. Love that stamping on clay, adds just that one extra bit of dimension
    Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  5. Wow! What a rich looking card! Love the colors and great use of a diamond fold card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Craft Your passion Challenge.

  6. I love your card !!! great job. nice texture !
    thank you for joining us on our challenge's blog. good luck !

  7. Very cool! Love the use of the clay and added texture! Thank you for playing along in our Diamond Fold card challenge at Craft Your Passion, this week.

  8. This is wonderful, and looks very difficult to make. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Tellen's Place this week, and good luck! :D

  9. What a wonderful card with the texture; the colors work magic! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place! :-)

  10. very elegant.. great job! :) happy you joined us this week on the Craft your passion challenge. Good luck on the win!

  11. Wow! What an elegant card! Love the contrast of the black and gold as well as all the texture! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x


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