Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Diamond Fold Card

Welcome back to Technique Tuesday!  Today I will show you how to make a Diamond Fold Card.  This card can be made up two different ways although the folding is the same.
 Here's the finished card so you can see what it will look like when it is done.
 Here's what you will need:
  • Simply Scored & coordinating diagonal plate
  • Designer Series Paper cut to 4" x 12"
  • Scallop Squares Duo die
  • Cardstock as shown & described below
  • Inks & Stamp Set of your choice
  • 21" of ribbon
  • Antique Brad
 Using the straight scoring plate of the Simply Scored, take your 4" x 12" piece of DSP and score at 2", 4", 8" & 10".
 Place the diagonal plate in the Simply Scored.  Turn your DSP over and score diagonally beginning at 2".
Flip your DSP over and score diagonally beginning at 2" again.  Flip your DSP lengthwise and repeat the last two steps.  You should end up with two large "X"s with a line down the center of each plus a line at the outside of both "X".
 Fold down along the diagonal lines making a point at the top.  Open back up and flip around and fold again with the point on the opposite side.
 Open your DSP back up.  Fold along straight lines as shown.
 Open back up.  You will then be able to fold the paper as shown above.  Press inward on the straight lines and fold the paper along the diagonal lines until it is flat.
 Here's what you will end up with.
 Take your scallop square cut using the larger square from the Scallop Square Duo die.  Fold your ribbon in half and place at one side point.  Secure ribbon to FRONT of scallop.  Leave the back ribbon loose.
 Attach scallop square to the diamond-shaped portion of the card.
 Stamp chosen image (I used the lion from Zoo Review) on a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of cardstock.  Color as desired and mat with a piece of 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" coordinating cardstock.  Attach brad.
 Cut back matting pieces to 4 1/8" x 1 15/16" and 4 1/4" x 2" and attach to back of the outside flaps of the card as shown.  They will be flush along the one side.
 Attached stamped image to scallop square.  Fold and you are done!
Here's the other way that you can do this card.  If you flip the card around, you will see that the center can be matted and a sentiment placed inside.  If you make your card this way, hold off on attaching the scallop square.  Put the card entirely together, then fold it up and place adhesive on just the left half of the scallop square and attach it to the front of the card.  Then you can place your stamped image on the scallop square and you are done.

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