Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A Triple Panel Card

Yesterday the new issue of Quick Cards Made Easy pinged its way into my iPad, and I browsed through it last night and had to use one of the ideas as soon as I got up this morning! It's for a card fold they call a "triple panel card" - although to me that suggests a normal tri-fold card, this is more of a reverse gate fold with an extra fold each side. It's a fold I've often tried to work out for myself, but without a set of suggested measurements I've ended up wasting rather a lot of card. This one worked perfectly first time.

The samples in the magazine are all very feminine but I decided to give my first attempt a much more masculine feel, with a vintage newsprint paper and lots of die cut cogs, and a main image of a penny-farthing bicycle.

I stamped the image and sentiment using a set of steampunk/vintage stamps that Mark bought me a few years ago (sorry, I can't remember the name of the set or manufacturer) then cut and embossed them with a Nesties labels die and, with the image still in the die, sponged all over with Walnut Stain DI, sponging more heavily towards the edges. I wanted to add a brown mat, but I'd cut the image with the largest die from the set, so I created another larger layer by drawing around the outside of the die onto the back of the brown card and cutting it out.

I would like to share this with
Sweet Stampin' - Things that go round (cogs and cycle wheels)
Dies R Us - Shaped cards
Cut it Up - Fun folds
The Male Room - Die Cuts 
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes 


  1. Fabulous card Jane and a great male card

  2. What an awesome creation with all the gears Jane! Brilliant design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Shaped card/project’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. A super card Jane, a fabulous masculine design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. What a gorgeous card!!Love the pretty design!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  5. The card looks great! Congratulations for getting it to work on your first try, and good thinking on making the outermost mat the old fashioned way.

    Thanks for joining us for our Fun Folds challenge at Cut it Up!


  6. Fabulous card shape, love it as a masculine card with all those vintage elements. Cara x

  7. I LOVE this! Love, love, love. Just my cup of tea... Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  8. Lovely card ... and I can tell you that the stamp is from viva d├ęcor, because I bought it after seeing a card you made!!

  9. Oh this is lovely!!! What a fantastic vintage and masculine card!!! Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Dies R Us in our shaped card challenge! Have a wonderful weekend!
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  10. Such a gorgeous Masculine card..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  11. This the coolest fold I have seen in a long time!!! Your Steampunk feel is also so cool with the die cut gears. Great masculine card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.
    Cyber hugs
    Shawna DT


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