I am starting off with a reasonably straight forward one - and they will get a little harder as we go along.
I unfortunately have had to make a sympathy card for a friend, and decided that this first card would be quite appropriate as its not too over the top.
So without further ado we are going to make an Accordion Card.
I have seen several instructions but was not happy with where the folds were placed and how big the card was. I wanted to make a card that would end up being a standard 6" by 4" card when finished.
Firstly you are going to need a 6" by 12" piece of card stock (so you can make two card bases with one 12" by 12" card stock). This is going to be scored at the 1.5", 3", 5.5" and 8" marks.
Starting at the end of the first 1.5" score mark, you will do a mountain fold, then valley fold, mountain fold and finally valley fold. This is basically your card base.
Now you can decorate it however you wish.
Here is the one I made up this morning.
For the flower I used the Bloom cartridge and the flower 9 shadow. Layered and inked.
The sentiment was printed using Microsoft Word and came from this fantastic website The Quote Garden .
If you are ever stuck for a sentiment for any type of occasion, I highly recommend this free site.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and card, and that you will stay tuned for the next one.
I am entering this card in the following challenges
Make it Monday #97 - Papercraft (closes Sun 15/7)
Dream Valley Challenges #36 - Anything BUT Square (Sat closes 21/7)
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