Tri-Fold Card w/ AliExpress Die, Starry Night

I wanted to make one fun fold card every week, so this is my latest.  I found this on YouTube by Mary Trautner and liked the idea of it.
I started with 10 1/2″ long x 3 1/2″ high navy blue card stock.   I scored it on the 10 1/2″ length at 3 1/2″  and 7″.   If you have a diagonal score board, you can use it, and I have it on my Martha Stewart board, but chose to go without, so everyone can make this card.  Using a ruler, line it up from the top left corner to the bottom of the first fold.  Use something like fun foam under your cardstock so you don’t tear your paper (even a phone book would work).  You will make another diagonal score from the top of the 7″ score, and score to the bottom right corner of your card. Fold in the right side and fold out your diagonal score.  On the left side, fold in to the 3 1/2″ straight score and then fold back the diagonal fold.  Use your bone folder and really burnish the folds so the card is flat.  I had a starry night looking watercolor that I cut down to 3 1/4″ square.  I cut it on my paper trimmer on a diagonal from corner point to corner point.  I used tape runner to adhere the diagonal shapes to the front of my card.  Before laying the right piece of cardstock on the card, I laid matching ribbon that was 1/2″ wide and about 14″ long across the front of the card and laid the starry paper on top of it and glued it down with tape runner and a little it of wet glue..
I used a sentiment from Unity Stamps that says “A certain darkness is needed to see the stars” and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat set it with clear embossing powder.  Using one of my AliExpress dies, I cut the sentiment out to put on the front of the card.   I adhered the sentiment to the right side of the card with tape runner and wet glue to make sure the card would still open.  You can’t put glue on both triangles or you won’t be able to open it.
I put a piece of white cardstock that was 3″ x 3″ inside the card with tape runner for something to write on.
I used a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board to make the envelope.


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