I am excited to show you how to make the diamond fold card today. It is so fun and different.
I saw this card on a video awhile back and cannot find the link now to give credit to the original inspiration for my card.
Start with a piece of cardstock that measures 7 1/8 by 10 1/2 inches. My finished card is about 3 1/2 by 7 1/8 inches. Mark along the 10 1/2 inch side at 1 3/4 inches, 3 1/2 inches, 7 inches, and 8 3/4 inches. Score along each of those marks.
Fold along the score lines as shown in the picture. Use your bone tool to make nice crisp folds along those scores.
This step is optional. But I found it helpful. I made a mark at 1 3/4 inches at the top and bottom of my card. This will help with the next folds. Once you begin to fold you will see that your fold really can't be any larger due to the original folds.
With the card opening down begin to fold the corners to the center of the top and bottom.
This is what your card base will look like after you have completed all four folds. Again...use your bone folder to make those folds nice and sharp.
Unfold all of the folds and open your card base out flat. You will see little triangles. Fold these triangles down as shown here. Once all corners are folded lay your card down flat and again use the bone folder. This will help your card stand up nice.
All of the folds are now done and you are ready to start decorating your card.
I chose to use Bazzill Pine Cone brown on the front diamond and the two side flaps. I used the front of the card as a pattern and traced with a pencil. Then I cut along the pencil lines.
For the side flaps the brown cardstock mat measures 6 7/8 inches by 1 5/8 inches. The patterned paper measures 6 5/8 by 1 3/8. I used Basic Grey Two Scoops paper for the front and K & Company paper for the two side mats. (Oh....and I chose to decorate this side of my card. But try turning the card around to see the interesting folds on that side. Either side could be decorated.)
I hope this tutorial inspires you to make your own Diamond Fold card. If you do create one please come back and share your projects. We would love to see what you make.