Double Diamond Fold

by Joann Jamieson

Make this special fold card with two diamond faces. For a single diamond fold, click HERE.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Scoring board
  • Bone folder
  • Decorative paper (Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mum Paper Collection used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Heartfelt Creations products used here: Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set and Die, Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set and Die, Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set and Die, Arianna Lace Die, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit; Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Glue, Spellbinders Tool N' One, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Trim cardstock to 12" x 7". Score at 3", 4 1/2", 7 1/2", and 9" along the long side.

  2. Step 2

    Flip the cardstock over and make pencil marks at 1 1/2" and 10 1/2" on both long sides.

  3. Make a mark at 3 1/2" on both short sides.

  4. Step 3

    Lightly trace from the 1 1/2" and 10 1/2" marks to the center marks on the end to create the diamond shapes. Cut the corner areas away to create the diamond shapes.

  5. Step 4

    Place the cardstock back into your scoring tool approximately at the angle pictured. Use a ruler to line up the 10 1/2" point at the top of the card and the bottom of the 7 1/2" score line. Score down to connect the two points.

    Rotate the cardstock to align the other angled cut to the right side of your scoring tool. Score again to connect the 7 1/2" score mark at the top of the card with the 10 1/2" mark at the bottom, creating an X that centers on the 9" score line.

  6. Repeat the process on the left side, scoring to connect the 1 1/2" point with the bottom of the 4 1/2" score line, and then the top of the 4 1/2" line with the 1 1/2" point at the bottom. This creates a scored X that centers on the 3" score line.

  7. Step 5

    Since the score lines do not show up well in the pictures, this is what your finished card will look like after your scoring. The black lines will be valley folds and the red lines will be mountain folds.

  8. Step 6

    Fold on each horizontal score line and crease using a bone folder to ensure a nice sharp line.

  9. Step 7

    Fold and crease the first angled scored line in the opposite direction of the horizontal fold.

  10. Repeat with the other angled score line.

  11. Step 8

    Repeat for the right side. When you are done, your card should look like this.

  12. Step 9

    Fold the card closed, and once again use your bone folder to get a nice sharp line.

    TIP:
    Place the folded card under a heavy book so it will hold its shape easier.

  13. Step 10

    Using the same template, recreate the card sections on your designer paper, cutting each piece a little smaller for a layered effect.

    Once you have all your pieces cut, arrange them on the card to ensure that all the pieces are in the proper locations.

    HINT:
    Try doing this step several times using different papers and then mix the papers for a more mosaic look.

  14. Step 11

    Decorate the card as desired and complete the project. The finished card is 7" x 6".

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Double Diamond Fold. 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.

Beautiful card! I know the perfect person for this card - my Ladies Aid secret pal at my church! She'll love it! Thanks for making the instructions so easy to follow.
GayleWI  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 5:21 AM
WOWZA, this is a truly stunning card and a work of art. Anyone would be thrilled to receive it. smile
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 5:21 AM
Very nice, I cant wait to make this.
Thank you
Melanie Lashua  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 5:30 AM
Love this.............putting it on my list of faves! Great video! And...I just bought the SU diagonal score board ...now I can put it to good use! Thanks Joann for sharing your talents!
Susanne Gleason  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 6:57 AM
Joann this is fabulous. I printed the template but noticed the side marks are at 5" instead of 3 1/2. Just thought I'd let you know. Off to try one now.
muscrat  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 8:04 AM
Wow! This is absolutely spectacular! What a wonderfully beautiful project. Thanks for the inspiration.
Sue Allen  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 8:35 AM
Excellent tutorial Joann!! Love your sample card, I definitely want to give this one a try. TFS!
Anne H.  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 10:29 AM
I just wanted to mention a quick note about the template. It is not to scale since normal printer paper is only 11 1/2" long. If anyone is having issues send me a message and I will be glad to help you out.
Joann Jamieson-Larkin  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 10:41 AM
Beautiful and inspiring card! Nice work Joann.
Allene Dorsey  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 12:54 PM
Just working on the card and noted that in step 4, the measurement for scoring to make the cross angles does not work at the 9 1/4", but does work at 9 3/4"... I used all the other measurements accordingly.. .maybe this is where some of the confusion is??
W. Faith  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 6:41 PM
Back to the drawing Board..Guess I had better download the template... my cross angles do not seem to work at 9 3/4" scores as I had noted above.. looked good until I folded everything but it does not look like the sample card in the video... has little "wings" sticking out at all four corners. will try again after a good night's sleep. grin
wfaith  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 6:59 PM
OK loves, I changed the wording on those steps - see if it makes more sense now. We went through a couple of revisions before publishing.

wfaith, those wings can be trimmed off - I did that on my sample. You don't see them in the tutorial because of the camera angle.
dina  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 9:07 PM
Thanks.. solved.. My older Scor Pal Board does not have 1/4 inch score lines beyond the 7 inch mark - on the right side... only inch and half inch, so I had switched to my Martha Stewart Board but now realize that hers is a 12-1/2" wide Board, so when placing pattern to far right side, I was 1/2 inch too far - hence my 9 3/4" mark was working for me, instead of the pattern's 9 1/4"... learned two new things about my equipment. Trimmed the wings off and all looks great. Thanks for your patience and additional assistance. This card is beautiful.. May use it for some special invitations, tied up with a ribbon.
wfaith  |  Thu Sep 24, 2015 at 6:42 AM
Ahaa! Well that makes sense then. Hopefully the new instructions will be helpful - I tried it last night and I'm sure it was just inexact cutting on my part, but the angle was just a titch off. Working with a ruler was better for me. Foldy projects are my crafty nemesis!

I love the ribbon closure - I punched holes through the inner corner of the diamonds for mine.
dina  |  Thu Sep 24, 2015 at 6:58 AM
Lovely card - definitely want to try one of these for Christmas
Janine  |  Thu Sep 24, 2015 at 4:28 PM
Just wondered how you mail this card...i.e. does it require extra postage? You'd also have to make a very large envelope...any suggestions? Beautiful card!
B Hoover  |  Thu Sep 24, 2015 at 8:19 PM
I think this would make a fabulous 60th anniversary card for my parents. Thank you!
Pat Mayne-Schlachtun  |  Fri Sep 25, 2015 at 6:57 PM
Where's the template? I thought I looked at everything. Don't see it.
Ginny Pender  |  Sat Sep 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Hi Ginny - you create the template for the patterned paper the same way you create the card base. After it's scored, just cut the pieces on the score lines, but a little smaller for layering.
lydia  |  Sun Sep 27, 2015 at 6:56 AM
The template Joann mentions on the video is on her blog (link is under her picture above)... it's not to scale, just a visual representation of how the score and cut lines go, similar to what you see in step 5.

https://castleparkdesigns.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/double-diamond-fold-template.png
dina  |  Sun Sep 27, 2015 at 8:33 AM

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