Happy happy Friday to you!
Today I’m sharing my very first zig-zag fold card. The Triple-Step Thank You stamp and die set from Concord and 9th is perfect for this technique!
I started with a side-fold A2-size card of Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock. In the middle of the front of the card, at 2 1/8″, I lightly penciled in a line as a guide for centering my die. Then I used the partial die-cutting technique to die cut only half of the die, up to that center line.
Using the partially die cut shape as a guide, I then stamped the Thank you sentiment in three Altenew colors: Dusk, Warm Sunshine, and Moon Rock. Concord and 9th’s triple-step stamps are almost like layering stamps, except instead of layering colors on top of each other, they allow you to use three different inks to create a multi-colored sentiment. Then I stamped the “for that thing you did sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink on the right side of my pencil mark so that it wouldn’t show when the card is closed.
I erased the pencil line and then used a Scor-Pal scoring board to score along the same line, at 2 1/8”. From each end, I scored only up to the die-cut line and did not score through the sentiment. Then using a bone folder, I carefully creased along the score line to add the zig-zag fold.
On the right side of the inside of the card, I adhered a panel that I stamped last week using the Stripes & Sayings stamp set and Altenew Warm Sunshine ink. I also adhered a Thank You die cut, cut from white cardstock, so that there would be a place to write a message. When closed, the stamped Thank You lies right over this white die cut.
And that’s it! If you’d haven’t seen Jennifer McGuire’s videos on zig-zag fold cards and partial die-cutting, head over to YouTube to check them out. A video is worth a thousand pictures 😉
Thanks for coming by!