Tuesday, September 17

Tutorial: Double Diamond Fold Card

The double diamond fold card is a little tricky because of the way the two ends fold.  I would suggest starting with a piece of printer paper so you get the hang of the creases and the direction of the folds, and don't be discouraged if it takes several attempts to manipulate those ends!
 
 
Template
red lines = score lines
 
1.  Cut a piece of card stock to measure 111/2" x 5".  Score all the lines using the template above as a guide for measurements.  You may find it easier to draw in the diagonal lines using a ruler and pencil.

2.  Crease all the scored lines.

3.  To crease the diagonal lines, fold the cardstock longways as shown in the picture below.  With both halves together gently fold the cardstock along the score line.  Flip and fold the other way, then repeat with the other end.

4.  Starting from the left hand side, mountain fold, valley fold, valley fold, mountain fold.  The two diagonal folds on either end of the card take quite a bit of manipulating to get them to sit correctly.  Note that the two diamonds will cross over at the front and back.

5.  Now it's time to decorate!  I used some squares of coloured cardstock as mats for a floral image I coloured with my copic markers.
 
6.  I cut a piece of white cardstock to go inside the fold using the measurements from the template.  Before adhering it in place I stamped a sentiment at the top and bottom of the piece of card so that it would be visible when closed.  I also added a little bow on the point of one of the diamonds.
 
Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir 2013
Stamps by Stampin' Up

10 comments:

  1. Beccy this is awesome and thank you I must must do this one...you are an angel to share your talents.xxxx

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  2. Beautiful card! It looks a bit complicated but I will give it a try. Thanks for all your shares.

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  3. Hallo liebe Beccy,

    eine wundervolle Karte hast du gestaltet. Vielen lieben Dank für die tolle Anleitung. Ich bin begeistert. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

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  4. What a great card -form Beccy. Thanks for the tutorial.
    gr.
    Karin

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  5. This seems very interesting. I want to try it. Your card is gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  6. Brilliant card and tutorial. I can't even make a one diamond fold card, let alone two, Awesome!
    hugs
    glenda

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  7. Wow so clever Beccy and inventive too, I must try more card shapes :) Viv xx

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  8. Thank you for the wonderful card design and template/tutorial, Beccy! hugs, de

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  9. Your cards are delightful! Thanks for providing a template, too. I'm hosting a challenge using this fold on a cardmaking forum this week and posted a link to your blog. Thanks! http://wecraftcards.com

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