Art Gallery Tri-Fold Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is an easy fun fold card featuring the Fine Art Floral Suite! Let’s face it, when it comes to window sheets and specialty acetate sheets, these will sometimes get passed over because it may seem difficult to use. The beautiful Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate has two designs that coordinate with two designs from the Fine Art Floral DSP, which is a great way to add that extra “wow” factor to your creations! So, for today’s card, I thought I would show you a different way to use this specialty acetate with a tri-fold card!

To start, you will use one sheet of Mossy Meadow cardstock, cutting in half at 5 ½” along the 11” side, for two pieces measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score each one at 4 ¼” along the 8 ½” side. Using one of those card bases, you will cut the left-side fold ½” from the score line and then cut another ½” strip from the cardstock you just trimmed off:

I used this design from the Golden Garden Acetate and coordinating Fine Art Floral DSP, both cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front and the backside of the acetate, you will need:

1. About 11” of the Fine Art Floral Ribbon, folded over as shown, and using glue dots to secure the fold.

2. Using the Sahara Sand foil from the Love You Always Foil Sheet and placing adhesive sheet on the back, use the large sentiment die from the Floral Gallery Dies to die-cut the word “just” out.

3. The small flower stamp is first inked in So Saffron ink, use a Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the leaves, and stamp on Basic White cardstock. The second step stamp is in Mango Melody ink, lightly use a Wink of Stella pen over the stamped image, and die-cut out with the coordinating die.

4. From the left-over Mossy Meadow cardstock, use the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Die to die-cut out two pieces, stamping the sentiment on one in Mossy Meadow ink (omitting the “I’m” from the sentiment), the die-cut “just” will be adhered to this piece. The small flower die-cut will be adhered to the other (blank) Mossy Meadow die-cut piece.

To adhere the acetate sheet to the card base (this will be the card front), I used Tear & Tape on the inside of the ½” strip, placed the acetate sheet on the cardstock to layer evenly, and folded the ½” strip over the acetate sheet to adhere. NOTE-the acetate has a protective film on the backside, so don’t forget to remove this before adhering (I used a piece of craft tape at a corner and then pulled back to remove the film) and I only used enough Tear & Tape for the length of the acetate so when I folded over the ½” strip, it would only adhere to the acetate sheet and not the cardstock underneath:

Next, you will use Tear & Tape along the whole length of the other ½” strip to adhere to the backside of the acetate and secure the ends:

I used liquid glue to adhere the front left side of the full-size card base to the right back side of the acetate fold base along the score line:

To adhere the DSP, burnish the score lines to completely folded side, use the right-side corners and the top and bottom edges of the acetate sheet to line up the DSP, and use liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the cardstock fold. Using liquid glue will give you a little bit of wiggle room in case the DSP moves, making sure it still lines up with the acetate sheet when folded over:

I used a piece of Tear & Tape to adhere the folded ribbon to the acetate sheet card front (make sure it is not longer than the die-cut sentiment piece), place a dimensional on each side, and place the die-cut/stamped sentiment piece over the ribbon, with the pointed end side going out to the edge of the underneath cardstock:

To “cover” the backside of the acetate, use some Tear & Tape to adhere the other Mossy Meadow die-cut cardstock, lining up the pointed ends of the die-cuts. If you do not like the little “gap” between the two die-cut cardstock pieces, you can use a little drop of liquid glue:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, the flowers and stems in So Saffron, Mango Melody, and Mossy Meadow ink. I used the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP and acetate along the bottom, cutting a strip the size of the acetate to adhere to the DSP:

Isn’t this a fun and easy fun fold card to use the coordinating acetate and DSP?? The Fine Floral Art Suite is perfect for beautiful and bright springtime cards! I have one more sheet left from the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate to use, so it’s time to put on my creative thinking cap!!

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