The twisted card has become quite a popular card. There are many ways of doing them but I prefer using the front pocket instead of covering it up and making it a "normal" card. After all, it's twisted already. Why not make it totally different?
The ornament is simple enough. You choose one of the ornaments in the stamp set, stamp 4 images, use the matching framelit to cut all 4 out, fold each on lengthwise and then adhere each half to a matching half until they are all joined. Voila! A perfectly good ornament.
Now, on to the twisted card. This takes a bit more work.
We begin with a piece of cardstock cut to 4 1/4" x 11". This has to be folded diagonally and I find it works best to score the diagonal line on my Simply Scored before folding because my fold is much more crisp, not to mention more accurate. The easiest way to use the Simply Scored for this is to "run" your scoring tool down to near the bottom from, say, 8". Put the one corner tip at the 8" mark and then line up the diagonal corner with the scoring tool. You can see what I mean from this photo:
Actually, since I had to prepare a number of these for a workshop, I cheated and used my white pigment uni-ball pen to mark down the entire 8" line to make it easier.
Now put the cardstock lengthwise along the top of the Simply Scored and, using the tip of the scoring tool, put a little dent into the edge at 4 3/4". Flip the cardstock over and put another dent into the other edge at
Now that you have your two score lines, first fold along the long diagonal score line.
And then bring the two 4" ends together by folding along the second score line.
And there is the beginning of your twisted card.
For the top portion of the front, I cut a 4" x 4 1/4" piece of Gumball Green from the 2012-14 In-Color Designer Series Paper. I cut this in half diagonally. For the bottom portion, I cut a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of the ornament design from the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper. I cut this in half diagonally as well.
After this, assembly is actually quite easy. The diagonally cut pieces of Designer Paper fit perfectly in the diagonal areas of the folded card and allow a nice border of cardstock to show as well.
The inside of the card is a mirror copy of the front of the card. For this pocket there is no end to the little extras that could be tucked in as a surprise: a gift card, a special little sentiment card, theatre tickets...the list is endless. That's what makes this such a special card. You can leave the inside plain cardstock or choose to use DSP on the pocket (same dimensions and instructions as for the front of the card) and leave the top cardstock plain. It's your choice. To finish I added another ornament stamped with a sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set and the inside is complete.
This is a fun card to make. The folds and diagonals can be a bit tricky to begin with, but taking it one step at a time, you should be able to make these twisted style cards on your own and begin making changes to add your own signature to them. Whether you decide to use the front pocket or decorate up the front like a regular card, it's a very eye-catching card.