Hello, it’s Liz Walker here. Today I have
a tutorial for you on how to make an Exploding Kite Card. These make great cards or even
invitations. To make them, what you need is a piece of paper which is 10″ x 4″. For ease, so you can see where we’re going to score, I’m going to use white card for demonstration. Mark at 5″, 3″, and at 7″. Score across at the 5″ line. Then score diagonally from one
side at 3″ to the other side at 7″, and again, so you have a criss-cross score pattern in
the center. Then fold the card so that it forms this shape. So fold (center), then fold
(diagonal), and fold (diagonal the other way) so you get this shape. Then mark along the
bottom at 2″. Cut from that mark to this point here and this point here, so we have our kite shape, the base of our card. Then we’re going to take another piece of paper, 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. This coordinates with
the paper I made the base of the card from. We’re going to fold the piece of paper in
half lengthwise like this. Mark at 1-3/4″. Cut from this point to the mark, and this
point here to the mark, so that we have a diamond shape which will fit very nicely on
the top of our card. We then need 2 pieces of card, 2″ square. We’re going to cut from
corner to corner to make 4 triangles, 2 from each piece. We’re going to adhere these pieces
into the folding sections here to create a contrast. Adhere all of those into there. All that’s left to do is decorate your card. I’ve added a die cut with a sentiment and
some flowers, my ribbon on the bottom to make it look like a kite flying, another flower,
and inside another matching die cut so I can write in it. Have fun making them yourself!
Bye for now.