Sunday, 10 February 2013

Diamond Fold Card

At times i make cards that highlight the words that i have given in it and at times I make cards to give it a touch of beauty... Well this was one card on those lines....
One of my friend wanted to gift something to his girlfriend on Valentine, but he didnt want me to add words to it. Sometimes it gets difficult to come up with cards where in i don't have to add my words. After alot of head scratching and internet surfing i found about a diamond fold card and pulled up my sleeves to experiment with this one...
Let me tell my start was a disaster. I goofed up the measurements and ended up wasting my precious card stock :(  ( I dont know whether to call my self thrifty or miser :P  ) But the result was worth the effort.

Thats the closed view

This is when i fully open it
This is the back view of the card. I added this, because my dear friend was going to add words himself. So a little blank piece of page for his input ;)

The image is Ragged Romeo Image from MO's Dream Team I have hand drawn and colored it. The picture was soooo cute I could not resist adding it to my card.

The red little prima roses are my first experiment with prima roses. You can find its tutorial at Prima Rose Tutorial. 
Am adding it to following challenges:
1. Beyond grey Challenge
2. Itsy Bitsy Pattern paper challenge
3.Crafters corner:Expression of love
4. ICR Challenges
5. Amusing Challenge
6. CAS on Sunday
7. Challenges for everybody
8. Creative Inspiration:Valentine Day
9. Cupcake Inspiration
10.PanPastel UK
11.The squirrel and Fox: Love theme

Since i faced some goof ups while making this card, I thought of adding a little tutorial here, for whoever wishes to make this card and would not like to waste the precious card stock :)

Diamond Fold Card Tutorial
 I have taken a card stock that measures 4*12 inches.Make sure that the width of the card stock is always 3 times the height e.g if the height is 7 inches,width should be 21 in. When closed the card will almost be a square with the length of height you choose.( in my case a 4*4 inch square). So choose accordingly. Except for these there are no measurements involved!!!

 This is my 4*12inch card stock.
1. Fold it in half and then open it to get a central line
2. Fold both flaps along the centre line

3. Open it, and fold in similar fashion on the opposite side.
4. Now when you open it, you will get the diamond shape(which is actually a 4inch rhombus). Now fold the 2 sides till the first edge of rhombus.

5. Now turn the card back and again fold these till the central line.
6. Now open the entire card. You will get 4 triangles. Bend them on the inside.

7. Your diamond fold card is ready!!! Absolutely no measurements(for lazy asses like me, who hate holding a pencil and scale, its a boon!!!! )


  1. Love how intricate this card this - just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Pile it On Challenge this week.

  2. Awesome tutorial Bijal and the image is sooo cute... you've colored it wonderfully! well done! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Pattern Paper Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

    1. Thank u soo much Sunehra for your wonderful encouragement. The pleasure was all mine. :)

  3. Hi Bijal, this is a great card and a fab tutorial. Unfortunately, this card and your third one were blogged before our start date (yesterday)so they fail to qualify for the challenge, as lovely as they are. Rather than leave them, I'll remove them from the challenge so that you can enter again if you make a couple more cards, that way you won't lose out.
    Take care
    Lexie (from Lacy Sunshine).

    1. Not an issue at all. It was a mistake from my end to not read the challenge rules :) I shall come up with new cards though :)

  4. Awesome card! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!


  5. Wow thank you for the tutorial!!! I'm going to try it out!!!

    1. Yes Vicky,
      DO try it out...Its simple and fun!!! just be careful of the measurements!!