Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Diamond Fold Card Base

 This week I have been having fun with this months Spectrum Noir Monthly Kit.  This month we have been working with the set of blue pens.  With this kit there was a really fun diamond folded card (the I made the base and included in the kits).  I thought you would all like to see how to make this fun card.  Truly it is really easy to make.
To make just the base of this card you will need:
1 piece of 4"x12" cardstock or pattern paper of your choice

Place your strip of 4"x 12" cardstock or pattern paper onto your scoreboard so that it is long ways and score at 2",4", 8" and 10"
Mark on your paper where 6" is at the top and bottom of your paper
Take your paper strip off your scoreboard and turn in over.  Take one side and fold so the top edge lines up with the 6" markings.
Now fold so the other half of the top edge lines up with the 6" markings and looks like the photo above.
Turn your paper 180 degrees and repeat the last two steps.
Turn your paper so the right side is showing and fold up at the 2" and 10" score lines   Your paper will naturally want to start making the diamond in the middle now.
Pinch beside your diamond to help fold back the edges of the paper to define your diamond.
This is how your finished base should look.  You can now decorate it wish plain papers and stamped images and other fun embellishments.

I would love to see what you create using this card folding technique.  You can email through your photos to:

Happy card making everyone!

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