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I was asked to do a tutorial on the triple twisted easel card that I'd posted earlier, and keeping my promise, here we go. This tutorial contains 12 step-by-step photos, so you may as well relax.
To begin you'll only need a 12"x12" sheet of cardstock: cut off 4" from the 12"x12" sheet of cardstock so that you'll have a 4"x12" and an 8"x12" sheet as shown below:
Cut the 4"x12" sheet into three (3) equal 4"x4" panels. These panels will be you cards:
For the moment, put the cards aside, and move on to the 8"x12" sheet. With the 8" top of the paper across the scoreboard, score at 4" (the middle of the sheet):
Turn the sheet so that the 12" top is across the scoreboard; score at 4" and 8":
Now, you'll cut along the 4" and 8" scorelines but only down to the center scoreline as shown below. These 3 cut sections will be your card base panels:
At this time you must decide what direction you want your cards to go (to twist). Depending on the folds, your cards can face right, left, or forward -- that'll be your choice! For the card on my tutorial, I folded the base panels for my cards as indicated on the picture below; however, I will show you an example following my demonstration on how to fold for your cards to twist in a different direction.
Okay, using the top inside corners of the right and left base panels, I folded the card base panels downward in a triangular shape (in half) with the top corners meeting the outside bottom edge corners of the base panel and along the center scoreline; for the center base panel, I folded that downward (in half) to the center scoreline:
Make certain to bone-fold your folds for nice crisp, clean folds. Now add glue to the folded-in side of one of the card base panels, as shown below:
NOTE: Make sure the glue is applied to the base panel only; avoid getting glue outside of or underneath the base panel otherwise your card will not twist or sit properly.
Now retrieve the cards. Take one card and evenly align the edge of the card to the edge of the base panel, making sure the bottom of the card is aslo aligned with the center scoreline::
Glue the remaining two (2) card panels onto the base panels in the same manner, and it should look this when all 3 card panels glued are in place:
Starting at the top of each card, bring your card up and sit into place, as shown below:
It is now complete for you add by adding card fronts or just decorate it as is; however you desire!
Now, as I mentioned, I'll show you another fold example where your cards will twist to face in a different direction. Play with the card base panel folds to get your cards to go in the direction you want:
I'll be back a bit later with another little project I'm completing to share with you; until...
I'll be seeing you!