Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Hide n Seek card
I love playing with paper mechanics, when a card does something other than simply 'open' which explains my recent obsession with boxes, and the Matchbox Easel card I have planned for classes this week!
This is a Hide n Seek card, where the card has a 'hidden' interior section.
this is actually a really easy card to make, but takes ages to decorate all the panels. It's great fun though, both to make and to receive.
Start with a piece of A4, crease and fold to an A5, then add further creases as though it is a gatefold card, mountain fold the centre crease, and valley fold the 2 outer creases.
On the centre fold, mark and cut 3 evenly spaced horizontal slits, cutting from the centre fold to the outer folds at 5.25, 10.5 & 15.75 cm.
Fold each panel you have created alternately left and right. Cut 4 panels of mirror board at 21cm x 7.2cm , sandwich them back to back in pairs. Slide one mirror strip through the 2 left hand panels, and the other through the 2 right hand panels.
fold the card open and closed a few times to make sure it folds smoothly, then decorate to your hearts content!
Thanks for stopping by