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Diamond Pop Forward Instructions

I have been promising this for so long ………….. here it is eventually I wanted to make sure that you had photo’s to go with the instructions…………………. This wuill make a A5 Diamond Pop Forward Card…

You will need:

• 6 sheets of A5 white card
• 1 sheet of contrasting card for matting and layering
• Backing paper
• Centre Piece (decoupage or stamped image – your choice)
• Double sided tape
• Decoupage foam pads

Step 1

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Take once piece of A5 Card (landscape in front of you) and fold the bottom left corner over to form a triangle at the top of the card. Burnish with a bone folder for a really sharp crease.

Step 2

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Step 2

Turn the card 360 degrees (don’t turn it over) and repeat in the opposite direction taking the bottom right corner over and burnishing with a bone folder.

Step 3

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Top Tip: When open you should now have a cross at one of the card.

Step 4

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Turn the card over and fold the top part of the scored card across to meet the lines at the bottom of the cross. Burnish your line with a bone folder to make a really sharp crease.

Step 5

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Unfold the crease you have made at step five and lay the card on your surface. Hold the card at either side of the line you have just scored and pull towards the centre.

Step 6

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The card should very easily for a triangle shape at the top of the card. Make sure all creases are well burnished with a bone folder.

Step 7

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Turn the card over and fold back the remaining piece of un-folded card, so that it is parallel with the bottom widest piece of the triangle.

Step 8

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Repeat steps 1 to 7, as you need two of the shapes to form the front of your card.

Once fold lay both pieces flat on your surface and butt together in the centre to form a diamond shape.

Step 9

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Cut a square of card to measure just short of 4 inches or 10cm.

Adhere this with double side tape to the centre for the card to join your two folded pieces together and make one card.

Step 10

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Turn the card over and push the creased lines into place to form the diamond at the front of the card. You will be able to see a join line where the two cards have been joined, cut a square of card to measure 4 ¼ inches. Adhere this to the front of the diamond, which will hide the join.

Step 11

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With your remaining two pieces of A5 card create two fold back cards using the A5 half fold and A5 gatefold lines on your Ultimate Pro

Step 12

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Adhere the fold back cards one at each side of the fold diamond design. This will give the card added stability and dimension.

Step 13

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Decorate the side and front panel with strips of backing paper which have been mated onto some contrasting card.

Cut out the decoupage, or stamped image for the centre of your card, layer with foam pads or silicone glue and position on the front of your card.

Top Tip: This card is really worth the effort and will draw gasps of appreciation.

Top Tip 2: This card can be made at any size, all you need to remember is that the size of the piece of card you start with (here we used A5) will be the size of the finished card……

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Creative Development Manager in the Craft Industry, I get to make my passion my job now ...... how cool is that :)

3 thoughts on “Diamond Pop Forward Instructions

  1. Thank you so much for the instructions, needless to say you have saved my sanity!!!
    Been trying to figure this out for ages!!
    Lol

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