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!

Questions and Comments

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

I cannot view the videos. All I get is a large outline box, with a X in top left corner. What is wrong with my computer. I used to be able to see them and nothing new has been added or deleted from my computer. Please help ! BC
Barbara L. Carson  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM
Jean and Barbara,

I am not sure why you can't view the video. Try checking out on youtube directly through this link:

YouTube direct link

If you can view it that way, subscribe to splitcoaststampers there. Then you will be notified whenever we upload another tutorial.

I hope this will work for you. Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM
I love your tutorials. I can't wait for Wed each week when they arrive on my computer. The addition of the vedio is a great help. Love it Love it. stampin grannie
Joyce Stevens  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 12:28 PM
I just love the video you have with the tutorials now. It's so much easier to understnad. Thanks alot.
Val Simek  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 12:59 PM
Wow! I loved your video which makes the process so easy to understand. It's great to hear your voice and I know you from your photo!

Great job and color combination! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us.
Theresa Leonard  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 1:01 PM
I love this Beate! The video is excellent since I need a little extra visual help. Thanks for doing this!
KathyC  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 1:10 PM
LOVE this card! And so easy..... Thanks for the wonderful tutorial..
Carol Shaffer  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 1:42 PM
I love your website. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with each time. I have made about 4 tri fold cards and 1 stair step card. I just love making them. Thank you so much for doing the video. It is the best. I am anxious to try the "wiper" card. Looks like so much fun.
Dotti Dunlap  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 2:21 PM
Fantastic. Can't wait to have a go at your beautiful card. The video made it look so easy. Thank you!
pommiechook  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM
Thanks for doing the video. It's makes much more sense to me when I see someone doing it.
I was wondering, you have these little holes around the border of some of the decorative pieces of cardstock. How did you get that effect?
francine  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 5:03 PM
This is gorgeous Beate! Thankyou so much for the tutorial. Your cards always look sooo beautiful!
Lynn  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 5:37 PM
I never seem to be able to get the videos to play either. I have trouble with the u-tube videos also. Unless I can download the video file itself I haven't had luck playing any of them. I thought it must be my computer needing some special software or something but now I wonder....
Barb Johnson  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 8:02 PM
Can you give the URL or address for the specific video. I am assuming it is on UTube and we have that blocked here in Turkey and I can't see it on the page here. If I can have the address then I can get to it in a round about way.
Karen Hanim  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 10:20 PM
Thank you very much for the video. It makes it easier to visualise the card. And your card looks gorgeous.
Vielen Dank.
Eveline van Heijst  |  Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 10:41 PM
Hi Karen,

Here is the direct address to the video again:

Youtube direct link

Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 5:07 AM

Try updating to the latest version of the Flash plugin. flash is required for youtube and a lot of other web video.
beate  |  Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 5:10 AM
Francine, the little holes were paper pierced. You can see how it's done in Step one of our Faux Stitching tutorial.

You can also see how I add paper piercing around ovals in the Trifold Card Tutorial Video.
beate  |  Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 9:10 AM
Thanks Beate but I need a http type address for the video. We can't get to any UTube links because they have blocked it here in Turkey but I can go a round about way if you can give me the http address. Thanks so much for your trouble.
Karen Hanim  |  Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 10:20 AM
my pop up - won't pop up - what am I doing wrong?
[email protected]  |  Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 10:29 AM
The tutorial looked a little scary until I viewed the video- voila! The lightbulb went off. Now I will give it a try. Thanks for the excellent and inspirational instructions.
Kathy  |  Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 6:54 PM

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