I had so much fun making these cards! Again, I was trolling Pinterest for fun card ideas. I don't know who did it first, there were a few people that had posted a version of this braided edge card, but the one I got my info from was a girl named Brandy Cox from Stampin' Up. I know it looks complicated but it's really easy-peasy to do (I can see making a lot more of these in the future!). It's basically just cutting a bunch of diagonal slits in the fold of your card, opening it up, and then folding down every second section. She has a little video clip on how she does this, and also provides a printable template to use on a folded 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock. You can find her tutorial and template HERE.
Bo Bunny's Double Dot Cardstock is just perfect for the base of these cards. I particularly like the Vintage Double Dot, the distressing and deep rich colors really appeal to me. For this card I used the Vintage Decaf Double Dot for my base. I then fussy cut some designs from Bo Bunny's 'Somewhere In Time' collection, using small pieces of patterned paper from their 6x6 paper pad to create layers.
Bo Bunny Products used to make this card:
Patterned Paper: Somewhere In Time/Elegance
6x6 Paper Pad: Somewhere In Time
Cardstock: Vintage Decaf Double Dot
Noteworthy: Somewhere In Time
Copper Glitter Paste (NEW Bo Bunny Mixed Media Product)
Stickable Stencil: Brocade (NEW)
Jewels: Double Dot Jewels/Emerald, Citrus
Okay, so ya, I couldn't resist making another card after I made the first! This time I used Enchanted Garden collection. I started with Violet Dot paper for the base. Again I fussy cut some of the whimsical images from the Enchanted Garden papers, added a bit of texture with Bo Bunny's NEW Silver Glitter paste and one of their Stickable Stencils (Brocade).
Here is a picture of the card opened out, so you can see the braided edge design. Here are the products I used to make this card:
Patterned Paper: Enchanted Garden/ Fairies, Enchanted Garden
Cardstock: Violet Double Dot
Glimmer Paste: Silver
Stickable Stencil: Brocade
I hope you enjoyed checking out my cards today! I encourage you to give these a try, they are really a lot of fun to make! Thanks for stopping by today, and for the lovely comments, your kind feedback makes my day! xo xo