This card is called the Diamond Gate Fold. The original dimensions for this card were on UK A4 size paper and the card ended up being 8.5" tall! I did search for other dimensions but in the end had to work it out by myself!
So using the old grey noggin, I resized all the dimensions and came up with a card base that finishes up being 6" by 4", my favourite sized card. You can make two card bases out of one piece of 12" by 12" card stock.
To start off you will need a piece of card stock measuring 6" by 12".
You will score at the 2", 4", 8" and 10" marks.
Now you need to measure from the top of the 4" score line down, 1.5" and put a small pencil mark. Next, measure from the bottom of the same score line up 1.5" and put a small pencil mark. You need to do this again on the 8" score line.
Fold over your card at the 4" score line like this.
You will now make a diagonal score from the top of the 2" score line to the to 1.5" pencil mark and then from the bottom of the 2" score line to the bottom 1.5" mark as below.
Do the same for the other side of the card. Fold the card at the 8" fold line, mark at 1.5" from top and bottom. Score down from the top of the 10" score line to the top 1.5" mark and then from the bottom of the 10" score line to the bottom 1.5" mark.
Your score lines should now all look like this.
Here comes the fun - the folding.
Your straight score lines are to be folded as follows; mountain, valley, valley and mountain (make sure they are nice and crisp). That makes your gate fold card.
Now we have to fold the diagonal lines. All the diagonal lines are valley. I used the lines on the 4" and the 8" marks to help here; by pushing down and inwards towards the centre of your card the diagonal lines will start to give. You need your folds to look like this.
And all four sets of diagonal folds should look like this.
Your card base is finished and should look like this when you stand it up. Then it just folds like a standard gate fold card to fit in your envelope.
Now its time to decorate your card, however you see fit :-)
Here is mine, out flat.
I used the new cartridge A Quilted Christmas. The Father Christmas (page 30, Silhouette) was cut at 4". I used home made glimmer mist on the red card stock for him, as I wanted the deeper red paper.
The holly scrolls were cut at 5" wide (page 73, Silhouette and the Layer 2 for the Holly). I sprayed the holly and berries with the mist and only glued down the centres to give more depth.
This card is being entered in the following challenges
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays - # 73 Anything Goes (closes 30 Aug)
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Red and Green should be seen (closes 30 Aug)
Hope you have enjoyed this series of folded cards. I have a few different ideas for some other series but in the meantime, I will be getting some other projects and things done.
So happy crafting everyone, until next time.