Authentique “Sea Maiden” Collection: Sea of Tranquility Card Folio Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Y’all know how much I love the beach! My honey and I ran away from home for a beach getaway a couple weekends ago. Thankfully, I had packed myself a little crafty “emergency kit” with my new Authentique “Sea Maiden” Collection Kit because the weather decided to turn into a monsoon. So I made my own beach adventure and created this Sea of Tranquility Card Folio Tutorial to share with you all here today.
This is a 5.25″ x 7.25″ trifold folio with a little bit of everything beachy. You’ll find shells, mermaids, fish, seaweed, starfish tucked in with the myriad pockets and tags. My embellishments (even the feather) were salvaged from the shore during my walks between the storms.
This glorious red-headed mermaid inspired this entire project. She’s cut from Sea Maiden One and framed with Graphic 45’s fabulous doily frame from Square Tags and Clock Dies.
And mermaids have to have sea shells, right? This whelk is also cut from the collage images on the Sea Maiden One page. I’ve clustered it up with a bunch of fussy cut images , shells, a little sand and some pearls.
Sea of Tranquility Card Folio Tutorial: Moving parts
Look at these gorgeous patterned papers! Oh, be still my heart! I had so much fun creating the interactive elements for this card folio.
The pocket on the bottom holds this lovely little 4″ x 5″ folio.
There’s room inside for a little art tag, a sentiment panel from Sea Maiden Eight. And I think even mermaids love a little chocolate treat now and again!
The top half of the card is an accordion fold folio with a gatefold cover. This was so much fun to design, and I’ll show you how to engineer this in the video tutorial below. I’ve added a scrap of designer paper to serve as a pocket. Then I used up my scraps to make this business card sized mini folio. Don’t you love this sentiment?
The interior has loads of pockets, mini tags, mermaids and more.
Here’s a peeky at what you’ll find inside the folio.
Sea of Tranquility Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube
Here’s a short video tour of the folio and all its moving parts. This is followed by a tutorial that shows you how to create the 5″ x 7″ base from 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock, how to create the pocket and most importantly, how to create the fun accordion fold element. I hope you enjoy!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you can put to good use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sea of Tranquility Card Folio Tutorial Supply List
- Authentique Sea Maiden 12×12 Collection Kit
- Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Dies
- Concentric Circles on Ocean Blue Satin Ribbon
- Natural Burlap String
- Flowers, vintage buttons and Pearls from my stash
- 2 sheets of cream cardstock and 3 sheets of kraft cardstock, both 8.5″ x 11″
- Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Wow, I don’t even know where to begin! It’s simply mesmerizing! You know I love all things beachy. The mermaids and other components are simply gorgeous. Looks like another Authentique paper pad in my future! LOL thank you so much for sharing this wonderful video!
Hello Kathy! Luv your Sea Maiden Tranquility Folio card! Very beautiful, colorful and so you!!! Such an amazing work of art … especially how you put it all together so easily in the tutorial! Thank you so much for that! Your tips and tricks are always awesome! Can’t wait to go to the beach some day! Hugs to you from Suzy Q.
Mermaids are such a “thing” now. Your folio is magic as usual Kathy, you are really amazing!! Have a grrrreat Monday!
Kathy, this is so sweet. I live down the road from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida, where they actually have mermaid shows (since 1947). It is so fun and these papers are so pretty but it is what YOU do with them that makes them gorgeous! So creative. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art.
So love what you do….the papers leaving me speachless!….lol. Inky hugs