Saturday, June 28, 2008

Neat fold first picture tutorial!!!

I received a card like this in a recent SCS swap I was in, not sure the name of it, but it is like a slider card, so I recreated it. IF anyone knows the real name of the tutorial and who I can give credit to, please let me know!!!! I will try to give directions as best I can. It was hard to take a picture of it too, as it wouldn't stay closed properly. So, here is what it looks like from the front: Ok, so here goes! The first piece of cardstock is your base (mine is Always Artichoke). It is 11 x 5 1/2, score at 3 1/2 and 7". This picture shows how to fold the first piece. Panel 1 is in the front foreground.

The second piece, is also Always Artichoke and it is 6 1/4 x 5 1/2, score at 2". This second piece gets glued to the front panel with the 2" piece sticking out towards the middle panel of piece 1. (Are you with me so far?) I left it open a little so you could see where it is glued together. That front piece with 2 layers is now the FRONT of your card. The little 2" piece will be the little slider that moves when you open the card.

This is the card opened up flat, with the front on the far right side. I used my 1 1/4" punch and punched through the 2 layers on the front panel. (sorry it's blurry!) Then in the middle panel, I traced the hole so it would match up and punched another 1 1/4" hole. Here it is standing up, looking at the inside view of the card. Gosh, I hope this is making sense!!!
Here is a top view of how the card should be put together so it slides properly...the 2" piece will go between panel 2 & 3, so when you open the card, the 2" piece will slide in front of the middle panel hole.
Now for the stamping part! Decorate the front cover however you wish. I used my scallop punch and 1 1/4" punch to make the border around the front hole. I didn't decorate the middle hole but you could!
<-- I stamped the Hoppy Birthday on white then glued it ON the 2" piece. Then I cut a 2 1/4 square piece of paper and glued it on the BACK INSIDE of the card (panel 3) - you can kind of see the white CS in the top view photo above. I closed the card, stamped the frog THROUGH the hole so it was lined up properly, coloured him, and I was done! So, when the card is closed, you see the frog through the front hole. When you open the card, the 2" slider piece moves forward into the view of the 2nd hole you punched in the middle panel, covering up the frog.
IF anyone tries this, please let me know how the directions are, if I forgot anything, or if something is confusing! I didn't have a tutorial to follow, just the sample, which made it easier! Post a comment with a link to your card if you make one!! It is a really cool card, I love how it slides!!!
I hope you enjoyed my first photo tutorial & I hope it made sense!!!! Have fun with this card - it is perfect for those "little" stamps!!! You could always adapt the size of hole too, or make it a square, oval, etc.
cardstock: Always Artichoke, white, chocolate chip
ink: Always Artichoke, koh-i-noor pencils & gamsol
stamps: Simon Says Stamp (Frogs jumping for joy); Clear Dollar Stamps (pond accessories-sentiment); Linen background (SU)
accessories/tools: 1 1/4" punch (SU); ribbon (Michael's); scallop punch (SU); scor-pal;


Cook22 said...

Hi - saw your card on the SCS gallery this afternoon. I've just been trying it. Well, it's all very clear BUT I didn't realise that the punched circle had to be far enough over to the right, and being neat and tidy I had mine in the centre. So....I'll be back again tomorrow when I've started again and punched my circle far enough over for it to work properly, LOL. Apart from that little hiccup, it was all really clear and easy to follow. I've encountered worse in magazines!!! TFS

catt871 said...

Thanks for your comment! To be honest, I just eyeballed the punched circle....I didn't even measure it...LOL...whoops! You COULD trim the 2" piece a bit if you didn't want to redo the whole thing! Thanks for the input, I'm glad to know it works!! :D

Marcia said...

Hi Chris, it looks like a take on a tri-fold card. Have seen a tute on SCS for that. Anyway, your card looks great and thumbs up for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Cook22 said...

OK - 3rd time lucky. The second time I made my apertures too far to the right, LOL.
I like things tidy, so I inserted the front image between the two layers and made it double-sided. Now to make notes for next time!!
Thanks for the tutorial.

Jane said...

Cute card but looks complicated! Thanks for sharing the directions.


Seleise said...

great job on the tutorial. I'll have to try it one of these days!

vickiw said...

I saw this card explained by Dawn Griffith and it is so fun. It looks harder than it really is.I sent my card to my DD in college and it made her day.

Gr8 cards btw

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