Friday, January 27, 2017

TJ Inkspirations - Tri-Panel Accordion

Today's tutorial is a blast from the past.  The original technique shown here was on the Designer Paper Perfection CD. I have a condensed version of the tutorial below, but if you have the CD, I suggest you look it up on the CD for more specific directions and additional artwork.

Start with a  5 1/2" x 12" piece of card stock. Score the paper at 4", 6 1/2", 9" and 10 1/2". With the 1 1/2" fold facing left, use a bone folder to score the folds as mountain, valley, mountain and valley.

Use the bone folder to flatten the folds.

Mat designer papers or stamped pages onto the first two accordion folds. The first panel of paper is 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" with a 1 3/8"x 5 3/8" mat. The second panel uses a 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" paper with a 2 3/8" x 5 3/8" mat.
Add a layer to the inside of the card with a 3 3/8" x 5 1/4" piece of paper. Stamp the layer, if desired.

Stamp, mat and color the focal image. Punch small holes on the left and right side of the image and thread a ribbon through the holes, with the ribbon running along the back of the image. Adhere the left side of the image to the top panel of the accordion.
Tie the ribbon to close the accordion card.

Here is another sample using the Left Unsupervised stamp as a focal image:
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I recently added some additional Nuvo products to the Technique Junkies Website. I've added additional Mousse colors, glitter drops and metallic flakes. I will be highlighting them in the coming weeks with techniques on the blog and in the weekly email.
I hope you were inspired today!
Pat Huntoon