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Four Fold Card

Posted by Sarmin Miah-Lancaster on

Hey everyone! I hope all of you are having a fun filled day full of lots of laughter and enjoyment! Today we will be creating a very fun, four fold card. There are four panels to this card and it truly seems like you took ages to create it. 

Please do not get overwhelmed by all the measurements. Because this card has multiple panels, it has a lot of mat layers. Do not be fooled by this, it is still a quite simple card to create. 

Some of the Supplies I Used:

The base of the Card:

  • 5 1/2'' by 11 1/2'' scored at (the long side) 1/4'',3 3/4'' and 7 1/4'' turn Clockwise and score at 5/8'' and stop at the last score line (this should be the 7 1/4'' scoreline)
  • 2 3/4'' by 4 1/4''

The Pink Mat Layer Measurements:

  • 2 1/2'' by 4'' (2)
  • 3 1/4'' by 4 3/4'' (2)
  • 4'' by 5 1/4''

The Black Mat Layer Measurements:

  • 2 1/4'' by 3 3/4'' (2)
  • 3'' by 4 1/2'' (2)
  • 3 3/4'' by 5''

The Designer Paper Layer Measurements:

  • 1 3/4'' by 2 1/8'' (2)
  • 2 1/4'' by 2 7/8'' (2)
  • 2 3/4'' by 3 5/8''

Phew! Those are all the measurements. I know it seems like a lot but sometimes half the fun of creating these wonderful cards is cutting the cardstock, right? Don't you think? Am I the only one? If you have come this far, you are definitely almost done. Now it is just time to assemble. This is the easiest part!

To begin assembling, you will take your base pieces and do a tiny bit of gluing and a tiny bit of trimming. The 5/8'' score line you created will be completely cut out!

Now, let's do a little bit of assembling and varnishing. You will first crease and varnish the 1/4'' scoreline, then you will glue the second part of your card base onto this tab. There will be a tiny bit of tab showing and I just simply trimmed that away. Once you have that glued that on, you can now crease and varnish the remainder of the score lines. I did this in a z-fold form, so simply alternating from mountain fold to valley fold.

 Now comes the easiest part of all, simply put all the mat pieces together and decorate to your heart's desire. I did double mats for this card and you really don't have to do that but it does take your card to another level of awesomeness if you do!

I also, once again, created my own designer paper using four of Maymay Made It stamps and oxide inks. I absolutely love creating my own designer paper. Mixing stamp sets give you such a beautiful look and really allows you to customize your paper. I create my designer papers by first stamping the largest images, and I like to stick to odd numbers. So usually I do 3 or 5  of each large flower. Then I go in and do the same with my medium image. Lastly, I take multiple blocks and multiple small stamps and go to town just stamping away and filling in all the blank spots. It really is a fun process and I love it. 

I hope you will all give this card a try. I know it looks intimating and daunting but it truly isn't. It is such a fun card to create and decorate. You can keep this card as simple or as extravagant as you like, that's the beauty of card making because at the end, either way, it looks beautiful. Have a wonderful week!

 


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2 comments

  • Love what you did with this card! Great use of color and design. Love the floral stamp set. You are amazing!

    Dana Driscoll on
  • Oh my gosh Sarmin I love it. It does look a bit daunting but like you said it just measuring. No biggie. I git this! Thank you ! I’m excited to give it a go.

    Caroline on

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