Sunday, October 18, 2009

Card Making Tutorial

I made this tutorial for the World Card Making Crop at My Sketch World. It was inspired by a card made by cardmaker extraordinaire Jen Pohl,

We will be making a scored, folded card. You can use a Scor It, Scor Pal, or scoring blade on your trimmer. If you don't have any of these, use a metal or plastic ruler and a bone folder or stylus to make your scored line.

You will need cardstock (to match your pattern paper, plus a scrap of lighter shade to use inside), two pieces of coordinating pattern paper and some embellishments.

Cut a piece of cardstock 5" x 12". Lay the cardstock horizontally and score 3" in on the right side and 3-1/2" in on the left side. Using a bone folder, rub the creases really well. Ignore my extra crease on the right side -- I messed up on my measuring buy it's ok if you do, you won't be able to tell when it is finished.
Tip: If you are using textured cardstock, be mindful of the way you fold in your sides so that your texture is on the outside of the card.

Adhere the right panel to the center of the card (only the left flap is going to open on your finished card). Cut your pattern paper for the left panel 3-1/4" x 4-3/4"and your pattern paper for the right panel 2-3/4" x 4-3/4"

Adhere your pattern papers to the card. If you used a dark carstock, cut a 2" x 4-3/4" piece of light colored cardstock and adhere it to the left inside panel of your card to write your sentiment.

Add embellishments and a sentiment as desired.


Beth said...

gorgeous Celeste! i love that vintage look for baby stuff.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful tutorial!!!

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