June 11, 2010

Frame-fold card & Tutorial

Want to add a different look to your card? How about a "Frame-Fold Card? I found this interesting fold on Donna's website. I book-marked it a few months ago and am now just getting around to trying it. I was in the mood for a masculine card and I wanted to use a new set from the "Summer Mini" called "Sentimental Journey" along with the matching Designer Series Paper called "Travel Journey". See instructions below:

You can start out with any size square as long as all sides are equal. I started mine with 4.5" x 4.5":

Fold in half and use your bone folder to make the fold crisp:

Fold in half a second time using your bone folder once again:

Unfold. Now decide which side of your paper to use for the outside and the inside will be the reverse side. Once you decide, take each corner and pull towards the center to create triangle's and fold. Do this for all four corners. Your piece of DSP should look like this:

Grabbing the center corner of one of your folded triangle's, pull in the opposite direction and fold so that the center corner sticks out a little bit over the egde of your square. Do this for the remaining three sides:

Complete your card as you like. The last picture shows a close-up of the frame-fold. You can insert any image or sentiment inside the frame. How cool is that?

Card supplies:
  • Sentimental Journey Stamp Set
  • On Your Birthday Stamp Set
  • Travel Journey DSP
  • Square Lattice Impressions Folder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Garden Green Ink
  • Circle Punches
  • Spiral Punch
  • Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy & Whisper White Cardstock

    My Information:
  • Debbie Henderson
  • Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
  • deb_henderson@hotmail.com
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1 comment:

  1. WOW what a great technique and your use of color is fantastic. I am going to have to CASE this technique - fantastic!


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