Wiper Card

by Beate Johns

Create a card with a surprise image with just a few scores and a bit of adhesive.


  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
  • Two 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" pieces of cardstock, for your card base
  • One 1 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock, for your "wiper"
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Ruler and Pencil
  • Stamps, Unity's Quote Bundle Pack and Ending & Beginnings used here
  • Ink
  • Embellishments and additional cardstock to decorate the card


  1. Step 1

    Score your 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 1 1/2" and 3".

  2. Repeat the scoring on your second piece.

  3. Step 2

    Prefold all scored lines.

    The score line next to your large panel should fold down, the one next to the edge up.

  4. Repeat with your second cardstock piece.

  5. Step 3

    Mark the 1 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock at 1 1/2" on the long side.

  6. Step 4

    Score from the top right corner to the 1 1/2" mark.

    When using a Scor-Pal™ you don't need to mark your strip. Place the right hand corner in the 1" groove and line the left hand corner up with the 1" mark on the left hand side of the Scor-Pal™.

  7. Step 5

    Prefold your score line, turn your strip around and decorate.

    Instead of adhering patterned paper and stamped images as shown here, you could also stamp directly on the top of the strip.

  8. Step 6

    Add Scor-Tape™ on your scored triangle on the bottom of the strip.

    Only add adhesive to your triangle. If you place it over the entire bottom strip, the wiper won't work.

  9. Step 7

    Take one of your card base pieces and lay it down with the score lines to the right. This will be your card front.

    Adhere your strip, image facing down, between the two score lines.

  10. Line up the end of your diagonal score with the edge of your card front.

  11. Step 8

    Add adhesive to the edgesof both 4 1/4" sides of the cardstock piece.

  12. Step 9

    Place your second 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock over your card front. Make sure the score lines are on the left.

  13. Step 10

    Turn your card around.

  14. Decorate the front panel.

  15. Step 11

    Your Wiper Card is done.



  1. Hip to be Square
    To create a square wiper card, start out with two 4 1/4" x 7 1/4" pieces of cardstock, score at 1 1/2" and 3".

    Double Wiper
    Add a second 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip of paper between the score lines of the card back to have two strips (images) pop up.

Your Turn

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

***Please note - Internet Explorer/Edge is not a supported browser, and will not allow you to see the videos. Please use Chrome, Firefox or Safari to view our tutorial videos.

Questions and Comments

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

Beate, This card is beautiful! I made your Tri-Fold Shutter Card and it was a big hit. I can't wait to try this one today... Thanks for all of your inspiration and instruction! Jody
Jody Errichetto  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 1:37 AM
Oops, So sorry Bonnie!! It was your Tri-Shutter! You've both been a great help!
Jody Errichetto  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 1:44 AM
Love it! SOOOOOOOOOO glad you did a video tutorial as well. I am much better with the visual. I can't wait to try this out this afternoon! smile Thanks so much!
Laurel Beard  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 7:02 AM
Great video tutorial - does resemble the tri-shutter - can't wait to make it. But it will have to wait for a few weeks. Thanks for the tutorials. Love them.
Wanda  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 7:08 AM
Thank you so much for the video tutorial, I love it!!!
carole  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 7:11 AM
Should step 7 say to have the score lines to the right? I was just reading and comparing to see how to make this and hoped it was a typeo?? I love this and cant wait to try it!
jillblanchett  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 7:23 AM
I love your card and the tutorial. I also was wondering where you got this great scoring tool, the Scor-pal, we dont have that around here. thanks.
B.Bell  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 7:25 AM

You are right. Thanks for pointing that out. The score lines should be on the right hand side, not the left when you start out. I changed it in the tutorial.

B. Bell, you can find the Scor-Pal directly on the Scor-Pal website as well as in many other online stores.
beate  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 7:32 AM
This is such a beautiful interactive card, Beate! I must try it soon. Thank you!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 7:49 AM
My question is where did you get the ruler. What a fanastic card and tool.
Jean  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 7:57 AM
What would i do with out the video (NOT MUCH) =)

Kathy  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 8:05 AM
I love my 1" x 6" ruler. I have it close to my work area at all times. It is a quilting ruler from Omnigrid. I think I might have bought it at JoAnn's. But you should find it in most sewing/fabric/hobby stores.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 8:08 AM
Love the card. I too would like to know where you got the scoring pad? Thanks for sharing
Renee Pontious  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 8:18 AM
Thank you for this awesome card tutorial! I'm trying it today! It's beautiful and so unique.
Jane Haas Paper Crafts  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 8:34 AM
Hi Renee,

I added the link to the Scor-Pal store into the supply list.

Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 8:50 AM
Beate!! I LOVE your tutorial!! thanks so much for all you do!!
AJ  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 8:53 AM
This looks like so much fun! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for including video tutorials~it's a big help!
Tammy  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 10:06 AM
LOVE this card! Thank you for adding the video! I was struggling following along with the written directions. But the video demonstrated it perfectly! TFS!
Stacy  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 10:26 AM
I find the picture instructions easy enough to follow most times. You always do such nice tutorials. But, I really like the added video. It does make the whole thing easier to understand when you see someone else do it. This is a great addition to the the tutorials!
Charlene H.  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 11:15 AM
Uh oh...I can't seem to get the video to play? Anybody have any suggestions: I have dial up
Jeanne  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 11:31 AM

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