Diagonal Gate Fold Card Using Stampin Up Garden In Bloom

Hi there stampers!  Today's card features a cool folding technique called diagonal gate fold.  It is super easy to make so don't let the look of it intimidate you.  I created a video to show you how to make the card as well.

To make the card, you start with a card base cut to 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 that is scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.  This creates a typical gate fold card.  To get the diagonal folds, you score the left and right side of your date fold card from the top left hand corner to the right lower corner on the right and left hand panels.  You then fold on the score lines and this creates the diagonal fold in the center.

For the DSP and cardstock layers, you'll need two pieces of DSP cut to 2 1/4 x 4 7/8 and two pieces of cardstock cut to 2 1/2 x 5 1/8.  You cut these pieces from one top corner to one lower corner based on how they line up on the card.  It is much easier to understand by watching my video tutorial so be sure to watch the video below.


After cutting the DSP and cardstock, I used snail adhesive to layer the triangles together and then adhere them to their respective folds of the card.  This leaves the front of the card layered with the DSP/cardstock layers.  For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower image and sentiment from Garden In Bloom stamp set and adhered the whisper white piece to the center.  The measurements for the center piece are 2 5/8 x 5 3/8.

I then stamped that same flower on a scrap of whisper white and cut it out using the 2" circle punch.  I layered this onto a piece of crumb cake cut with the 2 1/2" scallop circle punch.  I cut out three "thanks" sentiments and glued all three together to form a chipboard type embellishment which was adhered to the front of the flower circle.  I added some wink of stella to the sentiment cut out to give the card some shine and bling.


For more instructions, you can watch my YouTube video in HD HERE on my YouTube channel or watch below:







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