I know it is after Christmas, but I had this one started and just needed to share it.Â This card is a smaller variation of a Concertina Card that I saw on line at card-making-magic.com.Â The link that I have given is the U-tube of the card.Â My card base is 8 x 5.Â It is scored at every 2 inches.Â The piece is folded on the score lines.Â First fold is up, second is down and third is up.Â There is a 1/2 inch cut on the middle top and bottom 1 inch over from the score line.
The middle insert piece is 4 x 3 and is scored in the middle of 4 inch side.
The small piece is then inserted into the slots. When inserted correctly the card should be able to folded flat. When I say flat I mean the card would be 2 x 5 and the middle would lay flat inside so that it could be mailed. You just keep adjusting the middle until the piece can be folded flat.
Now that you have the basic directions, here is the card I made. The cardstock for the base is Green Basis.Â The Red Panels are Red Basis.Â You have to love the rich colors.Â I embossed the red and highlighted the embossing with white Gelatos.Â The ornament was stamped on Cryogen White so there is some glitter there.Â I sprayed glimmer mist on a craft mad and picked up the color with a dryer sheet.Â I then stamped my ornament and added color to the ornament with Smooch Accent ink.Â I leaves were cut with a punch from the Basis Green.Â The Merry Christmas was also stamped on Cryogen White and punched out.Â Â Hope you like the card as much as I did.Â I see a lot of possibilities.