Who doesn’t love a good fun fold card? I for one, LOVE fun fold cards. The triple floating diamond fun fold card was one that I had not tried yet. With a good friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to give the technique a try. And if you love fun fold cards like I do, you might want to check out others that I have made. You can find one of those here.
Since my friend loves teacups, I found some leftover Tea Boutique DSP and started to design a card around the DSP. It also gave me an opportunity to play with some of the retiring In-Colors. The card base is Tahitian Tide and the mats are Starry Sky. There is also some Sweet Sorbet and Orchid Oasis in the card as well. I’m particularly fond of the Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky. Which of the retiring In-Colors are your favorite?
If you have never made a triple floating diamond card, it isn’t too difficult. I would challenge you to give one a try using whatever DSP you have on hand. One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! is the wonderful color coordination. Having that coordination makes it a breeze to put together a stunningly beautiful card.
I used the retired Cup of Tea stamps and dies for the two outer diamonds. The sentiments in the center came from another retired set, Best year. Using Blends, my favorite coloring tool, I colored the teacups. Below, you can see a photo from my coloring session. Only the striped teacup on the bottom right made the cut (pun not intended – but funny!)
There are lots of video tutorials for the triple floating diamond card. But, since you are here, I guess I should make one for you just in case. You can find my tutorial here. The measurements that I give in my tutorial are not correct. I believe the measurements that you will find below are the better measurements to use.
- card base: 2 pieces of cardstock cut at 4 x 8 and scored at 2, 4, and 6
- Cut triangles off of one end of each piece of cardstock. (put a pencil mark at 2 inches on the short side of the card stock. Using the trimmer, cut diagonally from the pencil mark to the edge of the first score lines. Do this from the left and from the right of the 2 inch pencil mark.)
- Cut 3 squares (2-13/16) from the same color as the card base
- Cut 4 mats: 1-7/8 x 3-7/8
- Cut 4 pieces of DSP: 1-3/4 x 3-3/4
- Cut 3 square mats: 2-11/16 x 2-11/16
- Cut 3 squares of DSP (be sure to remember that if there is a directional pattern that the square will actually be a diamond): 2-9/16 x 2-9/16
- Cardstock to die cut shapes for your card