Skip to main content

Double Fold Card - Cardabilities #101

Hello and welcome to a new challenge post for Cardabilities. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Still, I'm excited to share with you a new project using this fabulous sketch: 

As always, five designers will be chosen and featured on Cardabilities during the next reveal. So, to motivate you to join the challenge, I made this double fold card:

Spellbinders: Gold Elements One, Small Labels, Large Labels, A2 Matting Basics A
Graciellie Design Paper - Summer Joy
Prima stamps - Lady Bird

Adhesives: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Uhu glue stick, Elmer's glue all
Merletto pearls and crystals
Other generic materials
Cardstocks: Lezard in soft yellow, Feuille in sand beige, Linen in white
5/8" and 7/8" gross grain ribbon in sand beige
1/4" gold edge satin ribbon in vintage gold

To make this card I cut a regular card base and then added one more piece to complete the double fold. After covering the front with patterned paper, I die cut a label shaped window which also frames the image that is attached to the inner fold. To achieve the sketch I used a flourish and some ribbon. And to accent the design I distressed the front of the cardbase with ink and folding.

For the second fold I created a filigree pattern that lets you see through to the inside of the card and added some ribbon. Finally the inside is layered with beige cardstock, where you can write a message or add an inner sentiment. I like how you can see a hint of all those inner layers through the front window.

I was trying to achieve a victorian/vintage look for a summer card. Yellow will be my new pink this summer (I hope) :D Also with the Fifa World Cup going on just now, yellow is possibly in eeeveryone's mind. I know many look forward to winning the cup this time, but we are going to win it again! lol. Both my countries are competing (Honduras / Brazil), so it will be one exciting cup.

Once more I had lots of fun working with this great sketch and playing with my new digital paper pack. I hope you too feel inspired by the sketch and try it out. To join our challenge all you need to do is visit Cardabilities blog, follow instructions and link up your creation. I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Have a wonderful and creative week! Hasta la próxima...

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes - Simon Says Monday Challenge


  1. Hello my dear! You made such unique card! I love it! :) xoxo
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

  2. Amazing card, simply stunning :) I love the idea :)

  3. Beautiful card - love your elegant, vintage style! Thanks so much for visiting my blog too :)

    1. Thanks so much! And you're very welcome Sarah...

  4. Beautiful card Gracille!!!
    Love the style!
    Kissies :)

  5. Wow, Gracie - you are always doing such interesting things with your dies. Love the fold and the colors, it's such a pretty card!

  6. I love this card... I have to use this sketch.. it's great..
    Laura D.

    1. Please do! There's plenty of time to join the challenge too! :D Very glad you stopped by!

  7. Gorgeous vintage style card! Glad Darnell introduced us to you! Have a great day!

    1. Thank you Donna! I'm so glad you stopped by.

  8. What a wonderful card. Love the delicate die cut backing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  9. Gracie,
    Amazing card. Love the detailled accents. Not your usual colors, but you did an amazing job.


Post a Comment

Thanks so much for your kind comments!

Popular posts from this blog

NEW Unity Stamp Co. Release with Graciellie Design! - Fall/Winter Rubber Stamp Collection + 3 Prizes

We are so excited to announce our new rubber stamp collection with Unity Stamp Company is out! We've been working behind the scenes to create a complete Fall/Winter stamp selection inspired on our digital shop with the purpose of giving traditional stampers the chance to try out our designs. There are 8 new stamp sets available now at Unity Stamp Co. and we are celebrating the ocassion with an amazing blog hop and of course we have lots of prizes for our readers!
Before we go into today's giveaways details, I would love to share the first card I made with my new rubber stamp sets! This is one of my favorite flowers in the collection and I had to play with it right away! This set is called Amazing Things and it includes beautiful inspirational sentiments.

I stamped the flowers in black, using Umbrella Crafts Premium Dye Ink and colored the image with Spectrum Noir Makers Purples and Reds. I fussy cut the images using Westcott's Titanium Bonded Microtip Precision Scissors (…

Dreaming of a White Christmas
gilded & elegant christmas card

I have a confession to make... This year I've been drawn to make white and gold Christmas cards. I can't even think of traditional Christmas colors when I want to make a project! So today's poinsettia card and tutorial translate very well what Christmas is gonna be like this December at home.

White and gold look so elegant together! Since the holidays are all about sparkle too, I used one of my favorite glitter techniques and I'm sharing a quick and easy tutorial with youHERE.

I created the background myself, layering snowflake stamps in different designs, first in a very light beige, then in gold embossing. Afterwards, I dry embossed the stamped mat with a sutile polka dot design and used a brayer to apply light beige paint to the raised pattern.

As for the very layered and beautiful center of the card, I started out with an intricate die cut (see tutorial HERE) and continued building layers, with large snowflake die cuts and finally with a large handmade poinsettia …

WE'VE MOVED! Follow us at

Yes! This was not an easy decision but after many complications with Blogger, including finding out that my blog content had been duplicated on an external blog and after many other security issues that I feel should have been taken care of by the Blogger platform itself, we've moved to our own website. So please do follow us over there. All the content you've loved to read throughout the years is over there too! Make sure to click on the link below and then subscribe via email so you can start getting my new newsletter! Thanks so much and I'll see you there...