I have two cards for you today using the same fold – one in a portrait orientation and the other in a landscape orientation. This fold is called a Double Triangle fold and it uses half a sheet of cardstock – cut on the diagonal.
I had some pansies and leaves (from the Pansy Petals Suite) already stamped and die cut sitting on my desk so that was the starting point for my card.
To create this card start with a full sheet of cardstock (21cm x 29.7cm). Place your cardstock in the paper trimmer in the portrait position and score at 10.5cm, turn the cardstock to the landscape position and score again at 14.8cm, now cut your cardstock in half but on the diagonal. I found it easier to remove the scoring blade as you need the whole length of the cutting groove. Position your cardstock in the trimmer on the diagonal, lining the upper left corner and the bottom right corner so they are in line with the cutting groove. Cut your cardstock so you have two halves.
To create a portrait card make sure the long side of the cardstock is in the vertical position on your left then fold the right hand triangle over and the top triangle down. Give the folds a good burnish with your bone folder and decorate.
To create a landscape folded card make sure the long side of the cardstock is in the horizontal position at the bottom and the short side is on your right. Fold the top triangle down and the left triangle over. Give the folds a good burnish with your bone folder and decorate.
My card base is Pale Papaya with a piece of Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. For the colours of the pansies check out my blog post here – they were left overs from this project. I added some coordinating ‘bling’ from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.
One quick tip – when you adhere your embellishment to the front of the card make sure to only adhere half of it otherwise your card won’t open. I also die cut another circle to match the card base to give the embellishment a bit more strength.
I love how both these cards are able to stand up on their own. I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards.
Until next time …