My card for todays 365 Card Score-It challenge is an accordion zig zag card. It creates a really fun result. It's not technically my day to share a tut, but I thought some of you might be interested so I put together a few shots. Here is how you do it!
Step 1: Measure your standard size card stock to 3 inches on the top and 5.5 on the bottom. Using a ruler and craft knife, cut from the first mark to the second. Resulting in a diagonal through your paper.Step 2: Trim your card stock down to 10.5 inches (cutting off 1/2 inch from one side. I cut off my small side)
Step 3: Score at 3.5 and 7 inches.
Step 4: Fold on the score lines to make a valley fold and mountain fold. This is what your cardstock will look like.
Step 5: Design as desired.
Here is my final card from the front. I stamped the flowers in two colors and added A LOT of stitching (this baby took some time to put together ; )I drew the stems and leaves with a pencil before piercing them and then erased the pencil marks before stitching. I also added stitching and a loose french knot to each flower head.Here is the card fully open. You can see why this took so long! I sponged the edges of the card with some white ink.Here is a little detail of the sentiment. I learned a few things making this card. If you plan on stitching, I advise to do it on panels and then adhere the panels to the actual card base.
I had to adhere CS to the back side to hide the stitching. But this also gives me a good surface to write a message but it does add bulk and maybe doesn't look so nice ; )
Anyway, that's it for today! Hope you have fun making your own accordion card! They are so fun to make and a delight to open. Make sure you link up your own creation to 365 Cards before this week is out to be entered to win your very own Score-It Mini!
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Stamps: Papertrey Ink Garden of Life (flower), Green Thumb (sentiment)
Ink: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet, SU! Dark Chocolate and Ruby Red Marker
Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampers White
Accessories: Embroidery floss, Button, Pop Dots