Monday, September 10, 2012

Diamond Origami, Butterflies & A Tutorial

I found this very cool fold quite some time ago.  I decided to play around with it a little bit tonight while I was watching television.  I grabbed my Verve Stamps to give me a hand!

First, I trimmed my designer paper to 11" by 11". 

I placed my paper with my desired pattern down.   Then I fitted the paper snug up against the top and left hand sides of my Scor-pal.  I brought the bottom right hand corner up to the top left hand corner and creased the fold, forming one large triangle. 

With the longest side of the triangle against the top of the Scor-pal, score first at 3" and then again at 5 1/2".  Taking the right side of your triangle, flip it over and score at 3" and then again at 5 1/2"

Line up the long edge of the triangle at 7 3/4" on your Scor-pal.  I didn't have a groove, so I had to get creative (wink, wink).  Then score down at 3 1/2". 

Trim out those two little triangles that are shown, leaving what looks to me like an envelope flap.  Now, you want to crease all of your folds well. 

Here is where the diamond comes in.  Each end has a small triangle on it.  You pull the outside bottom of the triangle up to meet the top, thus forming a diamond. 

Crease it well.  I am showing the right hand side of the card and you will want to repeat this process on the left. 

Here is what it should look like now.  You have a flap on the top and two diamonds on either side.  Ready to move on??

Got your scor-tape?  Okay line the outside edges as I have above.  Peel the backing off and press it down!  Caution:  When you get to the right hand corner, don't forget to make your diamond shape again!!!

We are ready to fold now.  Take your right hand side diamond and pull it to the left. 

Fold the left had open diamond over to the right.

Now tuck the envelope flap into the open diamond and your card is all folded up! All you have left to do is decorate it.  You can decorate both diamonds and the inside for a great looking card!

Once more, all folded up :)

I hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial for this evening.  If you try this, be sure to leave me a link in the comments so I can see your creations! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps:  Because of You, Blue Skies, Making a Statement (Verve); Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment dsp; Ink: Rich Cocoa, Poppy Parade, Peach Parade, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Scor-pal, scor-tape, sponge dauber, paper snips, crumb cake seam binding, glue dots.  


Davi said...

How cool is that fold!! Love the card you created :)

Stampsnob said...

You took my breath away with this
I will be back to give it a try.......Lis

Benzi said...

Toni, that's a wonderful tutorial and I love how it turned out...gorgeous! I am always amazed at all the things we can do with our paper.

Kate said...

Great tutorial! Can't wait to try it out.