Diagonal Made Easy – Diamond Fold Card

Have you been playing with your Diagonal Score plate? Still with me on finding card folds that are easier with the Diagonal Score plate for the Simply Scored tool?

Well, good! Today, I’ll show you a Diamond Fold Card (a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers can be found here). (A variant is called a Spring Card, and the tutorial can be found here on Splitcoast Stampers).

First, here’s my card before I talk about how the Diagonal Plate makes this so much easier.

Stamps: Raining Flowers

Ink:Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral

Paper: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB)

Accessories: Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die, Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, Large pearls (Occasions Mini)

I used the ruffled ribbon to keep the card “closed”. As you can see from this picture, having it closed for a couple of weeks made it stay closed without the ribbon! It’s a great card for spring (it also has a bit of spring!). A couple of weeks?!? Yeah, I’ve been sitting on these projects for a little bit…

Okay, back to the task at hand: What made scoring really easy with the Diagonal Plate? I didn’t have to measure the halfway point (6″) with a ruler. I didn’t have to fold cardstock without a score line (I just HATE doing that!).

Here is what I did. My modifications are in bold.

  1. Cut cardstock to 4″ x 12″.
  2. With 12″ side along top of Simply Scored, score at 2″, 4″, 8″, 10″.
  3. Place Diagonal Plate onto Simply Scored.
  4. With 12″ side along top, diagonal score at 2″ and 6″.
  5. Rotate cardstock 90 degrees (so bottom left is now top left), and diagonal score at 2″ and 6″ (measuring down the left edge).
  6. Valley fold straight score lines, mountain fold diagonal score lines.

See, doesn’t the Diagonal Plate make it much easier?  The middle section practically forms itself after folding on all of the score lines. Try it out!

Like the DSP on the card? Just a couple more days to get it! Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow, March 31…

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