I made this card as a contest entry for Magnolia Ink magazine's March contest - Make a card with DooHickey dies. The challenge was to create a special shaped card with Magnolia DooHickey dies only, no figure image.
I distressed most part of the card with machine stitches, folds, distress tools, and distress inks. I made the water distressed flower from die cuts using DooHickey Doily Petal dies. The card was decorated with Magnolia designer paper, more Magnolia DooHickey die cuts (swirls, dragon fly, vintage keys, lace border, heart tag), pearls, ribbons, and metal book corner from WOC. The card measures approximately 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".
I cut out the peonies on the DP at the mountain folds to enhance the 3D effect.
The tutorial below demonstrates the basic steps. You can practice on copier paper first. I borrowed my son's math instrument kit to measure and draw the card base and inside piece.
Step 1: Make the card base- 120 degree pie shape card stock with 5" radius. Score and fold in half.
Step 2: Draw a half circle with 4 3/4" radius on a piece of DP. Cut out the half circle. Mark and score every 15 degree angle from the radial centre.
Step 3: Make accordion folds
Step 4: Cut out 1" half circle at the base of the accordion fold and punch 1/16" holes approx 1/4" from the bottom edge of the accordion folds.
Step 5: Decorate the inside edges of the fan (blue part) with card stock or designer paper. Adhere the 2 ends of accordion folds to the card base. Thread twine through the punched holes and make a bow tie to secure the fan.
Step 6: Finish the card front and back with DP, stamp image, and/or embellishments.
The good news is my fan card #3 won the contest and was featured in the May issue of Magnolia Ink Magazine :).
Hope you enjoy the tutorial. Let me know if you have further questions.
Have a great week.
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