Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Thank You Joy Fold Card post. Last week I decided to practice with my coloring skills. Using the Simon Says Stamp and Memory Box True Friend stamp set, I created this beautiful floral piece with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. If you missed that post, you can check it out here: Marker and Pencil Coloring Practice. Today, let’s turn that into a card.
Joy Fold Card
Rather than create the same old card, I decided to spice things up with a fun fold. I had the idea for this card in my mind but didn’t know the name. After searching the World Wide Web, I discovered it’s called a Joy Fold Card. Still not sure why they chose that name, but it does bring me Joy.
The card begins with a typical A2 size card base, 4.25” x 5.5” made with a piece of white Recollections 110lb card cut to 8.5” x 5.5” and scored at 4.25”. Next, I created the interactive piece from gray 110lb Recollections card cut to 8” x 5” and scored at 4”. The two mats are cut to 3.75” x 4.75” from white scraps.
Putting this card together can be a little confusing. We are interlocking the two cards together. To accomplish this, the smaller interactive piece will open to the right, and is adhered to the inside section of the base. I know that sounds confusing, so I hope the images below will help it make sense.
I chose the sentiments for this card from the Simon Says Stamp Thankful Flowers set. They are both stamped with GinaK Amalgam Ink in Obsidian. I used the larger sentiment on the “outside” and the smaller on the inside of the card.
Finishing The Thank You Card
I wanted to keep the focal point of today’s card on the floral element from last week. I began by die cutting the image three times, twice from plain card. After gluing them together, I had a nice hefty element.
It did take a while to decide what to do with the mat under the floral element. After trying and rejecting a few options I settled on an embossed background. I chose the beautiful Pinwheel 3D Textured Impressions Embossing folder by Sizzix. This adds the perfect amount of texture to the front of the card.
With that amount of texture, I used Scor-Tape and Art Glitter glue to adhere it to the card base. I also used a good amount of Art Glitter glue to the die cut floral image as well.
And there we have it, an interactive fun fold card. I really like the texture created with the 3D embossing folder as well as the thicker die cut focal image.
Thank you for joining me for today’s Thank You Joy Fold Card post. Have you ever created a joy Fold card before? If so, can you tell me why it’s called that?? If you do, please share it with me in the comments below.