Hows To Make A Trifold Birthday Card0
Nicole here to share a card idea using the new Papermilldirect Trifold card blanks. These cards are really great when you want to make a card that little bit more fun and interactive. To make this one I used:
- Papermilldirect A6 Grape Trifold card blank
- Papermilldirect Purple Grape card
- Papermilldirect Lilac Smooth card
- Papermilldirect Hammered White card
- Text background stamp (brand unknown)
- Distress Ink Milled Lavendar
- Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set
- Altenew Birthday Greetings matching Balloon Die
I kept the card quite simple because being trifold, the more you add the more bulk adds up. For the cover I created a panel of the Lilac Smooth card and on this stamped a text stamp background in the Milled Lavender distress ink. I chose this colour so that it just gave very subtle tone on tone colour on the panel, but yet gave something. I then created my sentiment panel using the White Hammered card, and on this stamped the sentiment. I added a balloon die cut out of the Purple grape card, and I used a sliver of the Lilac Smooth card to act as a balloon string.
You can see the texture on the Hammered White card in the images below, and also the subtle effect of the text stamp.
For the inner fold of the card I created another lilac panel, and on top of this added another white panel. On this I added a few balloons, in a mix of the grape and lilac. Again I used slivers of paper for the string on the balloons.
Inside the card then I just added a plain panel of the lilac, so that you could write the card easily and not have any trouble with the pen showing up on the dark grape colour. I like to leave my cards sentiment free inside so that I can write messages to my recipients.
Here I have the card standing with the fold exaggerated, so you can see how it works. I think it is a nice touch to get a card and open it and then open again to finally get to the message. You can have a lot of fun with these types of cards and I look forward to making more!