Diamond Origami Fold Card

by Patricia St. Martin

Create a unique card fold.

Supplies

  • One Sheet of 11" x 11" patterned paper

  • Scoring tool

  • Paper cutter

  • Adhesive

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Place your patterned paper on your scoring board on the left side and fold diagonally and crease the fold.

  2. Step 2

    Place the long edge of the paper to the top side of the scoring board. Score at 3 and 5 1/2". Flip the paper over and score again 3" and 5 1/2" .

  3. Step 3

    Turn your paper with the long end on the right side and the triangle pointing to the left side of the soaring board. Score at the 3 1/2" mark.

  4. Step 4

    Folding all the scored marks toward the inside of the card. Cut the two ends of the triangle off.

  5. Step 5

    When you open the card it will look like this.

  6. Step 6

    Laying the card down. You are going to make the Origami fold. Put your fingers into the fold on the right side and place to finger at the center and press down them score. This is a basic origami fold. Do the same thing on the left side.

  7. Step 7

    With both ends folded this is what you will have.

  8. Step 8

    You need to tape or glue the inside of your card.

    Hint:
    REMEMBER DO NOT PUT ANY GLUE ON THE LEFT ORIGAMI FOLD.

  9. Step 9

    As you are folding the two side together HOLD THE RIGHT ORIGAMI FOLD OPEN WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND SO IT WILL NOT GLUE FLAT AT THIS POINT.

  10. Step 10

    Once you have taped together the card you can now press down the origami fold.

  11. Step 11

    Your card will look like this:

  12. Step 12

    Right side view:

  13. Left side view.

  14. Step 13

    The front triangle folds into the left origami fold. You have your envelope and card all in one. Finished view.

  15. Step 14

    Decorate the front

  16. and the inside of the card.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Diamond Origami Fold Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thank you for sharing this technique with us, instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

I will make one of these cards for my nephew, he will love it, thanks again. Gail
Gail Hartung  |  Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM
nice smile
Carlos Danzos  |  Thu May 16, 2013 at 8:30 AM
it looks very interesting
dnz  |  Thu May 16, 2013 at 12:04 PM

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