Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Technique Tuesday 3-D Accordion Fold Card

3D Accordion Fold Card

Cut a piece of designer paper or card stock 6 1/4 x 5 1/2" 
and one white piece of card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
MS scoring tool
Ink pads
Movers and Shapers Rectangle magnetic die (large)
Fleur de lis and Eiffel Tower Alterations die
Eiffel Tower, French Script TF Embossing folder
Ink applicator
Vagabond or other die cutting tool 
Base Tray

Let's get started:
Using the first piece of designer paper listed above, place in a scoring tool or use a ruler and scoring tool and score twice on each end of rectangle. 1/2", 1/2" and then on other end 1/2", 1/2"

{I used a Martha Stewart scoring tool}

Fold accordion and then place everything in an embossing folder and run through die cutting tool. This will embossed the full piece included the folds. 
sample of embossing and inking

Use Tim Holtz magnetic rectangle larger die to cut a window in the accordion fold card front.
You will need to measure to get it equally spaced for cutout frame. I used Tim's ruler.

This is a closeup of the accordion fold

Second part
Fold white card stock 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"
Now, its time to stamp add die cuts or designs to create a card. To complete my card, I embossed Tim's Eiffel Tower embossing folder, added distress ink to highlight raised images, add distress paint to Fleur-de-lis. 
Die cut Paris image with chipboard, paint with vintage photo and black soot followed my clear embossing ink with clear embossing powder. Heat set.
Add Eiffel Tower to front inside and out of frame on top with adhesive.

To finished add  Scor-tape to accordion fold outside edges and onto folded card.  

There are lots of options how to complete this card. I felt like it needed something else and added flowers.

 Thanks Robyn! I used the flowers you sent recently in the Facebook drawing. 


  1. Awesome!! Love that big flower stamp too.

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  3. beautiful card!
    love all the embossing!

  4. Oh dear....what a lovely card you created. Love the finished result so much. Thanks a lot for sharing your creativity.
    Hugs from SPAIN


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