Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Tutorial Bridge Fold Card

It's time to get creative in the crafting cave and as I was making a card I thought I'd run through how to make it with you.  This is the 'bridge fold' card.  It's one of those cards that look super complicated but they really are easy to make.  Here's my finished card.

Bridge Card tutorial

Here is how to go about making one yourself.

You will need a piece of cardstock which measures 5" by 8".  You can of course improvise and change the sizes once you have had a go.

For my size, score at 1.25 and 2.5 at each end of the long side (I like to turn my paper around for each end but if you want to score all at once, the measurements are 1.25, 2.5, 5.5 and 6.75").  I then like to burnish the folds.

Bridge Card tutorial

For the 'flaps' you will need strips of your chosen paper measuring, 1" x 4.75"strips for the flaps.  Note that I haven't matted my papers so you might want to adjust your sizes if you like to add these.

For the 'insert' in the inside, this will measure, 2.75" x 4.75"  - I have used the unicorn sheet from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I've then added a piece of shimmery white cardstock so that I can write my message.

Top tip, for your inside, if you are going to be writing a message, do this before adding the bridge!

Bridge Card tutorial

For the bridge, your piece of cardstock measures 1" x 5.5" (or you can cut the width larger if you desire).  To add this to your card to create the bridge, I stuck the left hand side piece only on the first flap.  As you can see the flap is folded and the rest of the card is laid all the way open.

Bridge Card tutorial

You then stick the other end to the other flap, keeping the flap 'open'.

Bridge Card tutorial

Now when you come to stand up your card, it will (should) look like my card!