Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Diamond-Fold Hugs

I saw Susan Chong's diamond-fold card on TJ board and I just knew I had to make one. She said she saw it on YouTube. So I went on a hunt for the how-to's. And I found this video by Chris Walker. It was a good starting point for me. But I found it was a little hard just folding the paper the same way Chris did because the paper I used for this card was fairly thick and hefty. So, I used my Scor-It board to help simplify things a little. Here's my mini tutorial base on Chris' video for the fold lines. You may follow this if you want to score the paper instead of just folding it. It's a fairly simple card to make but I DO recommend you watch the video first. I'd have like to do another video tutorial for this one but my friend, Linda, is busy painting her house ;) Maybe next time, huh, Linda? :)

Here's what my finish card looks like. All stamps are Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps from the Hugs for Janessa set. Image is coloured in with Copic pens. I'm sending my Easter hugs to my son :)

Side view of the card. A pretty chunky card, huh? :)

Let's get to the tutorial. Click the photo for larger view.

Here are what you'll need:
  • Paper 4" x 12"
  • Your preferred scoring tool
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone Folder

Here's what you do:
  • Mark the back of your paper at 2" interval on the 12" side of the paper.
  • Drawn lines as shown are simply fold lines you need to follow. You will score on these lines.

The details of the fold-lines are as shown below. The valley & mountain folds indicated are meant for the right side of your paper. Be sure to use your bone folder to get crisp fold lines.

When finish folding, decorate the front diamond panel as desired. And that's pretty much done. Like I said earlier, this is only a mini tutorial. If you need more visual, you might need to visit the YouTube link given above. Have fun!

Until next time, may mojo live happily in your heart, and may passion bloom in your soul. Be well!


Natalie said...

Manna this is gorgeous, so clever. Great tutorial too. x

Shar said...

This is too cute! I love the rabbit!

Wendy said...

Totally clever card! So cute. And you really don't have to mail it so it doesn't matter how chunky it is.

Have a great day!

suzann said...

Love your card. Thanks for the link and your tutorial. It will be a snap to make this card now!

Audrey Huffman said...

What a cute card Manna. TFS the info. Take care. Love, Audrey

gina said...

This is gorgeous Manna, thanks for the instructions, I will try give this one a go :)
Gina xxx

Beth Norman said...

Soooo cute, Manna. The blue bunny is adorable. The fold looks complicated, and you certainly mastered it. TFS.

Louise Forsyth said...

Thsi is adorable, great fold and the image is cute as a button.

Katie said...

Fab card and excellent tutorial Manna



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