It's been a while since I posted a card fold technique and I promised the next tutorial I did would be for a peek-a-boo card. These are wonderful cards that have a sliding section that moves when you open and close them. They're not easy to make though and require careful measuring, cutting, folding and stamping to produce a smooth sliding movement with everything lined up correctly.
1. Start with two pieces of light coloured cardstock, one measuring 51/2" x 11" and the other measuring 51/2" x 61/8". (The reason for using light coloured cardstock is that you are going to be stamping straight on to it. Other tutorials add little pieces of stamped cardstock but I found this to be the easiest way to keep the card sliding smoothly.)
2. Lay the long sheet of cardstock horizontally on your score board and score at 31/2" and again at 7".
3. Lay the shorter piece, which will be the card front, horizontally on your score board and score at 41/4".
4. Fold the cardstock along each score line as shown below. You can see how the two pieces will fit together to create the finished card.
5. Now you are going to punch your first window. The window you create must sit right beside the folded strip on the card front, and it must not be wider than 13/4", which is about the same width as the strip. If you make a window that is too large the strip won't slide all the way over your window and you will be able to see the edge of the cardstock.
6. Adhere the front of the cardstock to the centre part of the card using double sided tape. Place the tape on the right hand panel of the centre part of the card, which you will notice is narrower than the card front. Carefully match the outer edges and adhere together.
7. Using the previous window as a guide, punch through the second piece of cardstock. You should now have a window that goes through both layers of cardstock.
8. You need to punch one more window through the next panel of the large piece of cardstock. Again use the previous punched section as a guide to line all the holes up.
This is what your card should look like at this stage.
Sliding action as the card opens.
9. Open your card, which will push the strip across the window revealing the hidden image... this is the image or sentiment that will appear inside the card after it's opened. Use a pencil to mark around the window so you have a guide for placing your stamp.
10. Stamp your image or sentiment inside the marked area. Remember, this is the second image the recipient will see.
11. Now repeat the process through the front window of the card, stamping with the first image you want to see on the closed card. When the card is opened the second image slides forward into the window.
12. Add a strip of double sided tape along the fold between the first and second panel of the large piece of cardstock, then close the card so it adheres in the right position. This will keep the sliding section from popping out of place.
13. Time to decorate your card! I heat embossed a panel for the front of the card, added some ribbon, punched flowers and rhinestones.
14. I also added some matching stamped images to the inside of the card.
Stamps by Stampin' Up and Flourishes
Photos and Instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
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