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Monday, August 24, 2020

Snowman Season, Christmas Card, Winter Card, Arrow Fold Technique

I have never done a "Ribbon Fold" card before.  I though it looked pretty cool and was hoped it would be easy. It is. There's lots of videos on YouTube on how to make this card. Many of them are from Europe and the cards are bigger.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

On the top part of the card you need to make a light mark in the middle on the edge. I made a small pencil dot at 2-3/4".  Then I scored each side half way too, at 2-1/8".  Now you need to score the piece.  You will line up the fold of the card (on the edge) to the center pencil mark on the 5-1/2" side.  Score it. Then move the card stock so the point is at the score line and the side pencil mark is also on the score line. Score it. Repeat this for the other side.

For the folding part, with the front of the card facing you, fold the long scored lines inward. Then fold the smaller one outward. Look at the second photo, you will be able to see this better.  Once they are folded, use a bone folder to make nice sharp folds.  These folds won't stay down so you are going to have to glue them.  Be careful to only glue the parts that are to be touching each other. 

Next I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the new "Snowflake Splendor" 12' x 12" pack.  You will be cutting this piece.  Mark the bottom center at 2-1/8".  Line the corner and that pencil mark on your paper cutter and cut.  Repeat for the other side.  Keep the pieces together or it will be like a puzzle trying to match them.  

Take the two triangles and tape or glue them to the inside of the card.  See the second photo for placement. 

You can stamp your words on the inside if you's like. Or you can leave it blank and use the words on the front.  

Tape the larger triangle. It's not going to line up perfectly but if you get it close enough no one is going to notice.  

For my card I used the "Snowman Season" set. I was glad it wasn't retired. I like that it has a matching snowman punch to go with it.  I stamped the snowman on Whisper White card stock.  I used my light Pool Party Blends Pen to color the background. I used the dark Pumpkin Pie for the nose, light Petal Pink for the cheeks, and light Smoky Slate for the ground and bottom of the feet. 

I took my Wink of Stella brush and colored in the snowman and snowballs.  Then the image was die cut using the 2-3/8" circle die. And a scalloped circle was cut from Pool Party card stock for the back layer. I taped those two pieces together and set them in place on top of the arrow part. Make sure your Dimensionals don't hang over or they will get on the white part of the arrow and the circle won't lay flat. 

For a final touch I added some "Snowflake" sequins. I was SO glad to see that those were brought back from last year. I had bought 2 containers of them and didn't use as much as I thought I would. To help with the static, I had put a tiny 1/2" x 1/2" square of a dryer sheet in the container.  I placed the little snowflakes around the front of the card using some Tombow multi glue.  And that was it.

Isn't this a fun and cute card?  I like this layout and I'm going to have to try it again.

UGH, I tried to get both photos in there with the words on the side and it didn't work. I don't know what I did wrong but apparently I need practice when adding two photos.

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today,


Wavah said...

What a cute and different Christmas card.

Anna Smith said...

I love this card i also try to make the Christmas card i made very nicely