Welcome to this two week Cardz 4 Guyz challenge. Helen chose a travel theme for CFG # 274. Please stop by the challenge home page to see all of the design team’s cards. I hope you are inspired to play along with us!
Here’s the 3D version of my fun fold card:
Next is the semi-flat version. Once the card is scored, burnished, and folded, it’s not that easy to get it flat again.
Please, please, please don’t let this card scare you off! I used a video tutorial from Mary Deatherage at Stamps-n-Lingers after seeing her create it live. The only thing I would suggest you really take some time doing is the scoring of the three front pieces. I won’t tell you how I know that, just take my word for it.
Mary includes the measurements on her blog post the day following her live video, but I’m putting them here as well. I’ve used a current stamp and coordinating die set. Mary used the new In the Wild Suite for her card. You can find this suite on page 44 – 45 in the 2021 – 2022 annual catalog.
- The base of this card measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/4 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- Mary did all the math for you for cutting the front of the card into three strips. She includes those measurements in the video.
- The first cut along the short side of the card base is at 1-3/4 inches. Make sure you ONLY cut to the middle score line.
- The second cut along the short side of the card base is at 3-1/2 inches. Make sure you ONLY cut to the middle score line.
- These two cuts will create the triangular folds.
- I used one 6 x 6 inch piece of the whale DSP for my strips. I cut three pieces, each measuring 1-5/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
- Please follow Mary’s directions for the score lines and for cutting the three strips diagonally.
- I used a Just Jade mat on the inside. It measures 4-1/8 by 5-1/8.
- The white panel in the inside measures 4 inches by 5 inches.
- I already had the three white steering wheels cropped out.
- I stamped all three of the white piece on the front on white scraps of cardstock.
- Once I got all my score lines done and burnished, I attached the triangles to the strips starting with the darkest on the bottom.
- Since this was my last piece of the waves DSP, I used a coordinating piece from the whale’s DSP for the envelope flap. That piece measures 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
- Next, I adhered and trimmed the envelope flap. Finally, I punched out a circle of the very end of the waves DSP to use as a seal for the envelope. After running it through the XYRON create*a*sticker machine, I’d finished this card/envelope/seal coordinated set.
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