Festive Friday: Tri-fold Fun

May 17, 2019 | Friendship Cards | 2 comments

Festive Friday: Tri-fold Fun

May 17, 2019 | Friendship Cards | 2 comments

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge. DT members provide written or video instructions for their projects each challenge! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

Welcome back for another Festive Friday!

It seems like every time I check the calendar, it’s time for another Festive Friday challenge! This time around, it’s an easy one, so no excuses – play along!

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Looking for ideas – here’s a few:

  • ANYTHING GOES! Since any kind of crafty project is creative – link up! It’s a free pass, so take it! Make what you like 😀
  • Fun folds are a fun opportunity to add an unexpected twist to a card project. There’s lots of different options out there so do a quick Google or Pinterest search to find a fold that fits your fancy!

CASE one of the DT projects and add your own twist to our designs. Of course, if you blog about it, we would love for you to mention the Designer as your inspiration for your project. Here’s links to all of the Designers:

Here’s my take:

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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Stamps: Dearest Friend (Altenew)
Paper: 2: 4 1/4″ x 11″ – Solar White 110lb (Neenah), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ 110 lb watercolor card (Strathmore)
Inks: Versafine Black ( Tsukineko), Spun Sugar Distress Oxide (Ranger), Dusty Concord Distress Oxide (Ranger), Classic Watercolor (Prima)
Accessories: Superfine Black Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Other: Big Shot (Sizzix), Dearest Friends Dies (Altenew), Blending Brushes (Amazon), Heat Tool (Hero Arts), Anti-static bag (Ranger), watercolor brushes

Party Plan

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  1. Score both card bases at 5 1/2″. Trim off 1/8″ from one end on each card. This will help them fit together to create the tri-fold.
  2. Assemble the card by adhering one of the shortened ends to the inside of a longer end. The second short end will fold inside with the second long end folding to make the front.
  3. Mask off the edge of one flap and blend in a background using Spun Sugar and Dusty Concord Distress Oxides. Repeat the process for the other flap.
  4. Sprinkle water on the finished blended panels to create a spattered look.
  5. Stamp the floral image on the front flap to help align the die. Diecut the outline.
  6. Fold in the inside flap and use a pencil to trace the diecut outline from the front flap. This way, the diecut is aligned! Match up the die to the outline and diecut the inside flap.
  7. Add desired sentiment to outside and inside flaps – emboss with black embossing powder.
  8. Stamp the floral image on watercolor card. Color as desired with watercolors. 
  9. Diecut finished floral image and adhere to the center of the card inside. Fold over the inside flap to help align the floral diecut perfectly!

Now it’s your turn to link up!

Now that you’re all inspired, what will you create? The clock is ticking away for #FF0034 and we want to see your design. Link up your project over at Festive Friday and you might just be named a Festive Fave!

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