Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Braided Edge Cards {Bo Bunny}


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)
Lace: Clover
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


22 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Wow that braiding looks wonderful and thanks for sharing the link and video.. Love the papers you have used on your 2 fabulous cards, really gorgeous!

Jane Willis said...

What stunning cards! I'm going to have to give that braided edge a try

Jane

Carin said...

Good idea, I really need to get started on those christmas cards and this edge makes them really classy. Thanks for sharing.

Belinda Basson said...

What a brilliant idea, I have done that paper folding for years and never thought to do it on the spine of a card!

Lorna Finch said...

The braiding on the card works so well with the image of the vintage corset.

luv46kdz said...

Gorgeous! What a neat idea, Pinterest, gotta love it :)

Paula xoxo

Becky said...

wow, these are beautiful! I love that braiding.

Lilli said...

Adorable!

LoveVN said...

The charming work! Loved it! The original weave, good to apply it. :-)

Patty O'Malley said...

I've never seen a braided card--so pretty! Love them both especially the fairy card as I am quite fond of them! lol

Bev Hayne said...

Oh wow, your cards are so impressive Gabi! I'm off to check out the video.

Cindy Gay said...

Oh my! Very intricate!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Awesome cards!

Chary Deiling said...

This card is beautiful!!!

Ava Gavloski said...

great pinterest discovery. going to check out brandy. your cards are wonderful

Jennifer EXILIE said...

trop jolies tes cartes! bises

Suzanne Crowther said...

Got to love pinterest great discovery starting mine tonight your cards are amazing as always love your work

Kirsten McComas said...

These cards are truly beautiful and unique! I love the outstanding mix of colors that you used. Thank you again for your inspirational post :)

Pawsitively Creative said...

Great minds think alike again. I saw these on Pinterest as well and made one. I don't know who started these but having the template makes it a breeze to create. You did a lovely job on these.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

I know aye? It looks so complicated but is really super easy...especially if you use the template! ;)

Trish said...

Wow awesome work,love them all!

Studio Susanne said...

Your braided cards are beautiful Gabi, thanks for sharing them and for the link to the video too. I saw and tried a similar technique in a card making magazine several years ago, they called them 'woven spine' cards, and I made some as thank you note sets for some of my friends. I like the way you inked all the edged on the folded edges too. Thank you of reminding me of them. I've already found the templates and will have a go at some tomorrow, as I love love love making shabby chic style cards.
Your blog is delightful and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your delightful creations and videos too. Warmest best wishes from across the miles in France .
Susanne

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails