Hello friends! I'm so excited to share this one layer tri-fold card birthday card with you today! Tri fold cards are a great way to extend your cards for a fun surprise for the recipient. I love the look of tri-fold cards, especially one layer cards. They are easy to fold, easy to mail, and there is no white outline from die cutting the images! I'll be sharing tips and tricks on masking, stenciling, what kinds of coloring mediums to use, and how and when to fold your tri-fold card in my video today. Let's get started...
I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 12" and gently drew in pencil lines at the 4" and 8" marks to note where the card will be scored (when all the inking and coloring is done! Save this step for last!).
Next I gently traced the MFT Drifts and Hills Stencil so I knew about where I would be inking the landscape. I stamped and masked the images from the Mama Elephant Tea With Friends and Picnic With Friends stamp sets using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. The masks will protect the images from the background stenciling.
The landscape was inked with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using the MFT Drifts and Hills Stencil. The cloudy sky was created with the MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Ink. The Tim Holtz Layering Woodland Trees were inked with Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover Distress Inks.
The images were colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and details were added with white and black jelly roll pens.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of this extreme masking one layer tri-fold birhday card from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
S U P P L I E S
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