Hi Everyone! Back again with a special fold card on Technique Tuesday. I first saw this card on the front cover of a recent issue of CardMaker magazine. A customer tried to make one and called me with the challenge to make it since she had trouble with it. Here's my instructions to make this card which are a bit different than those you can find in the magazine. Here's what you will need to make this card:
- 12x12 cardstock
- Cutter with cutting and scoring blades OR Cutter and Simply Scored
- Ruler & Pencil
On the left side of your paper, measure up 2 1/2" and mark with a pencil.
On the right side of your paper, measure up 5 1/2" and mark with a pencil.
Using your cutter, line up your two marks and cut the paper. Repeat again to cut a duplicate. Take your cut piece and line it up on top of the other piece along the angled edge. You will see that you can mark it and cut a straight line to make the second piece exactly the same - leaving you with a scrap measuring 12"x4".
On the 2 1/2" end, measure up 1 1/4" from the bottom and make a pencil mark.
On the 5 1/2" end, measure up 2 3/4" from the bottom and make a pencil mark.
Using a ruler, draw a light pencil line between the two marks.
Repeat on the other piece so you end up with two opposing pieces.
From this point on, designate a LEFT PIECE and a RIGHT PIECE. Follow all of the directions for LEFT PIECE first and then come back to this point and follow the directions for the RIGHT PIECE. Keep the 12" straight bottom edge of your paper along the edge of your Cutter or Simply Scored for all cuts or scores.
LEFT PIECE: Score in at 4" and 8".
RIGHT PIECE: Score, score in at 4" and 8".
LEFT PIECE: Measuring from the 2 1/2" end, place your cardstock at 2" and cut from the pencil mark UP to the top.
RIGHT PIECE: Measuring from the 2 1/2" end, place your cardstock at 2" and cut from the pencil mark DOWN to the bottom.
LEFT PIECE: Flip the cardstock so you are measuring from the 5 1/2" end. Place your cardstock at 2" and cut from the pencil mark UP to the top.
RIGHT PIECE: Flip the cardstock so you are measuring from the 5 1/2" end. Place your cardstock at 2" and cut from the pencil mark DOWN to the bottom.
LEFT SIDE: Place your piece at the 6" measure mark. Cut from the pencil mark DOWN to the bottom. This will be OPPOSITE of your two other cuts. Basically, it will be Up, Down, Up for your cuts.
RIGHT SIDE: Place your piece at the 6" measure mark. Cut from the pencil mark UP to the top. This will be the OPPOSITE of our two other cuts. This one will be Down, Up, Down for the cuts.
At this point, I recommend you erase your pencil lines although they are still in my pictures. This is an easier point to do it. Take your pieces and fold along score lines as shown above.
To assemble, start from the back (highest point) and slide the RIGHT PIECE down through the LEFT PIECE'S top cut. Then slide the LEFT PIECE down through the RIGHT PIECE'S cut. Finally slide the RIGHT PIECE down through the LEFT PIECE'S top cut. You will not be able to slide them all the way until the entire card is assembled.
Now, decorate however you wish! In this example, we stamped Whisper White cardstock using the Stippled Blossoms stamp set. Come back tomorrow for another sample of this type of card.
A helpful hint for matting this card: Cut two Whisper White pieces the same size as your card pieces. This gives you the exact angle that you want along the top. Starting from the shorter end of the White piece, trim off 1/8", then measure over 1 3/4" and cut. Next measure 1/4" and trim that off. Measure and cut at 1 3/4" again. Repeat the 1/4" cut and the 1 3/4" cut until you get all four pieces cut. Finally, trim 1/8" off the bottom of each - do NOT do this before you make your four pieces - your angles may get off.
Wow! Told you that you needed patience!!! Let me know how you do making one of these. Once you have made one, they are pretty easy to do. And yes, my first one was not something I would want to show you!
Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo & Lucky Limeade (retired)
Whisper White, Island Indigo & Quatrefancy DSP
Satin Ribbon, Creped Filter Paper, Floral Frames framelits, Little Leaves framelit,
Swirl die (retired), Modern Label punch, Reinkers to dye flowers.