As the frosty season envelops us in its chilly embrace, let's warmly embrace the festive spirit and embark on an exciting DIY journey. Join us as we navigate the delightful realms of crafting, guiding you through the creation of your very own playful and charming winter tri-fold greeting card. So, gather your craft supplies, pour yourself a cup of cocoa, and let the magic of winter unfold as we bring this winter-inspired card to life!
How to Make A Tri-Fold Greeting Card: Winter Edition
Greeting Card Materials:
Optional and Recommended Materials
Winter Card "Stay Frosty Instructions
1. Stamp designs onto white card stock
Before jumping in, be sure to gather your materials and have them accessible.
If you have a Cricut machine, you can take advantage of our free Stay Frosty Cricut File to cut out your stamp images before inking. If you don't have a Cricut machine, place your white cardstock onto a craft mat or piece of paper to safeguard your work surface.
Using clear stamps is easy, simply peel your stamp from it backing sheet and place it onto an acrylic stamp block. The photopolymer is slightly tacky, so your stamp can easily stick and be removed from your stamp block.
Second, ink your stamp with the ink pad of your choice. In this project, we are using Jet Black in Archival ink pads.
If you have the Cricut cutouts, stamp the designs onto them carefully to ensure they are centered. If you don't have Cricut cutouts, use scissors to cut out the stamped designs, leaving a white border around them.
2. Color your stamps
Now it's time to bring the impressions to life with color! In this card project, we opted for alcohol-based art markers to fill, shade, and blend our adorable characters! However, you can use your preferred choice of medium.
3. Create the gate fold
Select a festive pattern cardstock of your choice. Measure and cut the cardstock into a long strip, ensuring it can be folded into three parts. Once you've created the strip, fold the two edges inwards, meeting the center to form a gatefold.
4. Attach background color
With a separate colored paper, measure and cut a smaller rectangle to fit on top of the gatefold. This will help your stamp designs stand out against the patterned card. Don't forget to cut the colored paper along the center, aligning it with the gatefold's opening for a polished and symmetrical look.
5. Assemble the card
Before adhering your stamps, place all of your stamps together to ensure you like the layout of the card. Using a glue runner, attach all of your stamps to the card. When attaching the pond, be sure to just adhere it just one side of the card. This will serve as a convenient
Tip: Add 3-D foam dots to the back of your designs to elevate and add some depth to your festive card.
6. Optional: Add highlights and details
Using a silver marker, add highlights and details to give your card. This simple detial will add a touch of brillance, making your card more captivating and dynamic.
Now you're ready to create your own winter tri-fold greeting card for all your friends! Don't forget to follow our blog and socials. Show us your version of this card, or share a new creation with us! Tag us @RubberStamps_com and use #StampWithUS to enter our monthly giveaway! Winners receive a $25 credit to use at our shop!