Specialty Card Fold Techniques: Tired of your basic 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" single fold card? This eArticle explores: Tri-Fold Cards (including Slanted Panel, Stepped Panel and Angled Panel variations), Twisted Cards, Gate Fold Cards, Easel Cards, Twisted Easel Cards, Closed Gate Cards, Gate Fold Cards with a Flap, Triangle Tri-Fold Card, Double-Gate Card, Iron Cross Card, Accordion or Concertina Card, Double ZigZag Card. Unlike many card construction tutorials you typically find online, these aren't just "score here and fold there" directions. Instead, we explore how the different cards work so you really understand the card format. Charts with sample measurements follow most of the card types covered, so you can easily create specialty cards of various sizes.
UPDATED 8/2/14 and again on 2/17/16: This eArticle includes numerous links to external articles on the topic. I tested all of the links and updated a few that had changed or disappeared.) I also updated VSN information found in the final pages.
70 half-sized pages designed to view comfortably on your computer screen and is also printable! (pdf version. See below right.) Color photos of technique steps. 16 beautiful stamp art examples of the techniques covered.
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