Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all relaxed after that lovely weekend. I think we all did the right thing by staying home, the beaches, parks and tourist spots were all absolutely overwhelmed with people, not much evidence of social distancing either. I honestly think that this next phase on 21st is definitely not going to happen, the numbers are rising so fast.
Michele made these cards last week and I loved them, she asked if I would like to start a new Blog feature sharing different card making Tutorials, I thought it was a brilliant idea.
So here is the first Technique
Fancy Fold Card Technique
Here’s the first Tuesday tutorial and we’re making this fancy looking card. Don’t panic ladies…it’s really easy.
Here's a card for inspiration
All you need to start with is a square card. Any size works but I’ve used a 6 inch square card.
With the fold at the TOP of the card (tent fold) you need to mark the centre point on the lower edge, where the card opens.
Next step Is to open the card out and cut from the centre fold to the marked point. Do this on both sides and you should have a card looking like this example. Keep the cut off pieces.
Add a patterned paper as a background. It needs to be paper as card would be too think for you card to fold easily. I used a neutral one as I wanted a very patterned one on the top part.
My next piece of patterned paper was cut in exactly the same way as the front of the card.
If you want to leave a thin border on the front of your card then you’ll need to trim some off each portion of the patterned paper as shown.
Glue the patterned paper to the 3 triangles as shown.
With the two smaller portions of card, they mee to be glued to each other. The trick here is to line them up on the top, making sure the sides & lower edges don’t stick out over the edge of the base piece. You can add faint pencil marks so you know where to glue . Stick the 2 pieces together then they’ll need to be glued to the front triangle flap.
If you look at my “lines” it just within the front triangle flap so the glue won’t be seen.
This is how it should then look when everything is in place. Note that the 3 points on the cut off portions don’t come outside of the 6 inch base piece.
This is the view when it’s opened. If you want you can add a triangle inside (onto the background paper) to write your sentiment or just decorate it & write on the back of the card.
All you need to do now is decorate it!! It would look lovely with 3D flowers on the front with a handmade box for it to go in.