Thursday, April 4

Tutorial: Teardrop Card (Trifold)

Teardrop cards are so named because part of the card is shaped like a drop of water or a tear.  There are several ways to make these cards, but today I'm going to show you the trifold version, which is fairly quick and easy to do.
 

Template

1.  Begin with a piece of cardstock measuring 12" x 6".  Score and fold at 4" and 8" creating a trifold card.  (tip: when I make trifold cards, I generally remove a thin slither from the right hand edge so the card sits better when folded.)

2.  Using the template, cut a teardrop shape from the left hand panel of your card.  You've now created the base of your teardrop card... I told you it was quick and easy! 

3.  To decorate the card, use the template to mark and cut some patterned paper for the front.

4.  Add a rectangular piece of patterned paper measuring 4" x 6", and a handcoloured image.  See the photos below to see how they all fit together.  (tip: if you cut your patterned paper about 1/4" smaller than the specified size you will end up with a nice little border around the edges.)
 
If you're stamping directly on to the patterned paper, make sure you do it before you adhere everything together so that you end up with a nice crisp image... and if you make a mistake it's much easier just to cut another piece of paper!
 
 
Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir 2013
All rights reserved

29 comments:

Poppet said...

Great tutorial Beccy and love the tip about the right hand edge. :-) xx

Unknown said...

SUPER GOOD Beccy, I am doing this one as you know I love different shapes, this appeals to me...easy and a great result...ta...luv annie

Malin said...

Thanks Beccy for this great tutorial. I´m gonna try this one. Love the shape and that it´s so easy to fold.
Hugs Malin

Michelle said...

Beautiful Card Beccy, I love it! Thanks so much for the great template, I will definitely be trying this one.

Hugs, Michelle x

cardchick's world said...

Fabulous tut!! and you finish card is beautiful!!!! thanks for sharing

Marianne said...

Fabulous card Beccy. I had never seen this shape before, but I love it. Thanks for the tutorial and template.

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Great tutorial Beccy - you make it look sooooo easy, so think I'll have to add this to my list of 'must try' folds!!!!! Gorgeous card too.
Helen x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the shape.

Eret said...

Thank you for the tutorial, Beccy. It's such a beautiful shape. It's the first time I see it. Your card is so gorgeous!
Hugs
Eret

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Teresa said...

Nice!! Thank you for the tutorial!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the tutorial too Beccy :) Viv xx

Andrene said...

Adorable card and thanks so much for the template!

Daffodil Cards said...

Wonderful, thank you

Ellie L. said...

Oooh, I love this. I have never seen one before either. Thanks for the tutorial; your card is lovely!

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Nela said...

Love your template, thank you!
Nela x

karin said...

Again a great Tutorial Beccy !
gr
Karin

Danielle said...

Beautiful card, Beccy... Love how you added your image. The teardrop card is a new one for me, and I will definitely be trying it out. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Michelle Quinno said...

This is so pretty, Beccy!

loz said...

Fabulous card and tutorial Beccy..Loz

Purple Card Lady said...

Wow, I love shapes cards. I will have to give this one a try. TFS!

Donna Ellis said...

LOVE this gorgeous card with the innovative fold, Beccy. Can hardly wait to try one myself! Thank you for the great directions, and beautiful sample! hugs, de

Barbara Bruder said...

Beccy, what a cool card. I really like this card shape. I will be trying this one. Thanks for the instructions.

Carmen said...

Very nice card! I love the teardrop idea, it would work well in many ways. Very classy looking in this card!

Unknown said...

Is it because I have a Mac, that I can't figure out where the 4 x 6 template for a teardrop is?

Beccy said...

Hi Christine,
I don't think it makes any difference what computer you're using, you should be able to see all the photos regardless. The template is the second photo in the tutorial, right under the photo of the actual card. It's a very simple cut so there aren't too many lines, which is probably why it doesn't look like much.
The finished card in this tutorial will fold up to 4" x 6", but you need to start with a 12" x 6" piece of cardstock because it's a trifold. If you don't want three sections simply start with an 8"x6" piece of cardstock and leave off the panel on the right hand side. You'll end up with a single fold, 4"x6" card.
Good luck Christine.
Cheers,
Beccy

Microshell said...

Thanks for the card,I am currently making one. Does the tied string go through all 3 layers?

Beccy said...

Hi Microshell. I don't think the string goes through any of the layers, it's just a bow that I glued on for decoration.
Cheers,
Beccy