I love a good illusion be it with pictures or words. But they are not always easy to pull off. In fact I did think about this card for a long time before I settled on this design. However, reinventing the wheel is not my thing so I borrowed this fun-fold design from the Queen of the Fun-Fold, Jackie Bolhuis of Klopen Stampers. Watch the video here as she and her husband Dave create four clever fun-folds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpWj7MIRWu8&ab_channel=KlompenStampers%7CJackieBolhuis


Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper
Paper Trimmer
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin Seal


For the card base you will need a piece of black card stock cut in half lengthways. The metric measurement card differs from the imperial measurement card due to the difference in card stock sizes. If you are using metric measurements you will have to trim a little off the length so your card base measures 10.5cm x 27.8cm. For standard imperial card stock you will not need to trim the end, your card base will measure 4-1/4″ x 11″.

Score the card base at 5.25cm (2-1/8″) and again at 13.9 (5-1/2″). The next step is to cut a point on one end.

Go to the end where the score line is closest to the edge. Measure half way across the end to 5.25 cm (2-1/8″) and make a small pencil mark. Cut from the mark up to the score line on one side and from the mark down on the other side to create a point. Carefully cut the pieces away as you are going to need them for the card base. (see photo at bottom of the page)

You will need two pieces of Designer Series Paper. For the front piece, cut one 8cm x 10cm (3″ x 4″). The second piece will be for the inside, you will need to cut it to 13.4cm x 10cm (5-1/4″ x 4″). NOTE: If you are using scraps this piece does not necessarily have to be this large as part of it will be covered up with white card stock. See photos below of the inside of the finished card.

Cut two pieces of white card stock to 8cm x 10cm (3″ x 4″).

The last piece to cut is a square 7cm x 7cm (2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″) out of the white card stock.

To create the center piece of the card, draw a square in the center of the small square you just cut by measuring an equal distance from the outside of the square in towards the center. For the metric square I used 2cm for the imperial square I used 3/4″. I want to note here that this number is a little arbitrary as I just picked something that “looked good”. If you want your ‘frame’ to be thicker make the number measured from the edge larger, if you want it thinner make the number smaller. I do want to caution you, trying to work with a center square smaller than 2.5cm (1″) will get a little “fiddly”.

Take the square (with the square drawn on it) and cut it in half diagonally. Then cut along the lines to cut out what is now triangles. Save one of the white triangles and one half of the triangle ‘frame’.

Time to assemble the card. Glue the 8cm x 10cm (3″ x 4″) piece of Designer Series Paper to the front of the card, leaving an equal border all of the way around. Fold the point back and burnish well. Then glue the white ‘frame’ triangle onto the point leaving an equal border on the two left sides.

Open the card. Glue one of the white pieces of card stock to the right side of the fold (ignoring the point).

The next step is to glue down the other piece of Designer Series Paper to the right side of the fold, leaving an equal border on each side.

Glue the other white piece of card stock directly over the Designer Series Paper so that it lines up with the right edges of the Designer Series Paper.

Glue the black triangles saved from cutting the card base into the right corners over the Designer Series Paper. They should line up perfectly with the unfolded point on the front.

And lastly line up the tiny inside triangle so that it matches to the folded back edge of the card point and glue down to the Designer Series Paper. (see photos)

Now step back and admire your masterpiece!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. It is a good candidate for a masculine card or one for a teen. You can substitute any two colors for the black and white. I would suggest grabbing two ‘complimentary’ colors from the color wheel to keep that bright, stand out feel. Or you could substitute any color for either the black or white.

If you do make one of these please post a picture in the comments or tag me on social media @loriothen.

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