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Friday, May 06, 2016

Diagonal Fold Technique Card

This card was made using the Diagonal Fold Technique.  It's a fun and easy technique to do.  I don't often make cards with a belly band but when I do I think they are fun and I wonder why I don't make them more often.  Probably if I do I would get tired of them and not think they are fun!!! This is one of many of the fun techniques Terri has taught at her Tuesday Technique Night.

So, let me tell you how this card was made.  You start out with a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is 12/ wide x 5-1/2" high.  You do need to pay attention to the orientation of the paper or you may have wording or images going the wrong way.  If you are not sure of yourself, just take a piece of the stamping mat paper or take some newspaper and cut them to that size.  Practice with that and then move onto the real stuff.  On the 12" side, score at 2", 4", 8", and 10".  Along the 5-1/2" side, mark the paper at 2-3/4" (this is your half way point).  Cut from that mark diagonally to the 4" score line.  

Add a 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the middle panel for writing your sentiment. 

Next, take those cut off pieces and tape them to the bottom corners.  Make sure you turn the DSP the other direction so you have a contrast in color. Fold the score lines as you see how they are folded in the 2nd photo.  

Now for the Belly Band.  Cut an 11" long piece of card stock 3/4" wide.  Loosely wrap it around the card.  Adhere it in the center of the card, but not to the card.  Trim off the access.  Decorate as desired.  We used a flower punch and taped it to the seam of the Belly Band and it hid it very well.  The Belly Band looks seamless!

These are very fun to make and with different colors and styles of DSP, you can make some really beautiful cards.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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