Thursday, October 3, 2013

V-Fold Card

I have wanted to try this fold for a very long time. The directions I had made it a little harder than I think It had to be. I would look at them and then decide I'd try another day. So after figuring out the basic layout it was sooooooo easy.  Here goes SSSD ladies. Hope you understand my directions.

You are going to start with a pice of cardstock 6 x 8 1/2. Score it in half at 4 1/4". This will make a card 6 x 4 1/4.  See the line on my scoring board.. You will need to do this to yours. Just trace down one of the tracks with afine point  marker.

Fold the card in half. On the flap this to be the front put a small pencil mark at 3" and then at 1/4" & 1/2" from the center mark. Repeat on the other side.

You sre now going to put a small pencil mark 1/4" from the fold on each side. At the bottom you are going to put a small pencil mark 2" up from the bottom on both sides and then 1/4" from that mark on both sides.  Here is a diagram excuse the my unruly lines. I have labeled the marks at the bottom  DCBAEFG. On the left I have lables these marks HIJ and on the right they are labeled KLM. Line up H & D on the line you drew on your scoring board. Score. Next do the same thing I & C. Score. Then J&B and then the fold & A. Now repeat this on the other side -- K & G , L & F, M & E and the Fold and A. The drawn lines represent  your scoring. 

Now fold all your score lines in the same direction. You're going to make mountain and valley folds now. The top score line of each set of 2 is a Mountain Fold. The bottom score line of each set of 2 is a Valley Fold. This is what you should end up with.

Now you need a piece of cardstock 6 x 4 1/4. 

On the back side of your folds add double sided adhesive.  Attach the card stock.


Have fun making your Swap cards.

1 comment:

Lenoria said...

I had to comment on this card!! Thank you for the tutorial on how to make these folds, this is a fabulous card and I am going to try this technique, I love "unusual" cards and I will be sure to post where I got the idea from! Thank you.