Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Squash Card Tutorial

So...I received a couple of emails and a comment asking for a tutorial on the squash card.

What you'll need to start is 3 pieces of cardstock 8 1/2" square.  Actually...you can start with any size square....mine is 81/2" which folds down to 4 1/4".

Start by scoring in half (4 1/4") on one side, turn 1/4 turn and score in half again (4 1/4"), then score from corner to corner...in one direction only.

It should look like this:


Fold your score lines so that the diagonal line folds in one direction and your cross lines fold the other. Repeat this for all three pieces.

To assemble, Take the middle piece and place it with the diagonal score line facing down and the point facing up then add adhesive on unscored sections of your cardstock.






Connect the pieces together by overlapping the unscored sections, adding the front and back with the diagonal score line facing up and the point facing down, while the middle is still facing up.




Finally...decorate. 



On the front I've used 2 stamps from the Vintage Treasures, the time piece and the word background.  The dragonfly is from the Asian Floral set and if you look closely the teal paper behind the dragonfly is stamped with a stamp from the Background Basics 1 set.  The dragonfly is colored in with you're so fine glitter...a teal for the center and a translucent white to finish it off.



The inside uses the same decorative cardstock.  Three panels are left unfinished, I'm going to add pictures to those later.  The last panel uses the sentiment "you make me smile" from the Fabulous Phrases set.  

Now...on with the winner of challenge #20.

Today's winner is Jacki R



Congratulations Jacki R.  Send your contact information to smiles4126@aol.com well get that right out to you.

Here are a few other great entries we've received this week.




Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow to see what fun challenge we have next.

2 comments:

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely tutorial. I have never heard of a squash card. Really inspiring! Judy x

Jack said...

good post