For today's post, I have two masculine themed cards made with two of Authentique's latest collections. 'Rugged' & 'Dapper.
Up first is this Twist Turn card made with the 'Rugged' collection. I didn't want to create your basic card--so I prowled Pinterest for 'unique' fold cards. This one caught my eye because of the prominent square that seems to be sitting on top of the front of the card. However, it's the way the card is folded that makes this square stand out--it's actually all part of the same card.
Here's a look at the inside of the card when open. As you can see the square seen when the card is closed simply folds out when the card is opened. I love the visual illusion given with this card & it's not hard to do at all. It's all in the folding!
I covered the top of the inside with designer paper from the 'Rugged' collection & a sentiment from the same collection. I keep the card closed with a spiral clip.
This second card was made with the 'Dapper' collection & it's just as interesting as the first card. This one is called a Six Fold Card & it consists of just that; six folds! What I found interesting about this card is the fact that when closed, the card doesn't seem like much but once you start opening it turns out to be more than what meets the eye!
I've made a belly band to keep the card closed & decorated it by adhering a couple of buttons to the front. The center square is where you can write your sentiment. If more room is needed you can always use one of the folds outs to add additional words--it's all up to how you decorate this card!
I've used a tutorial for both these cards. There are a couple for each one on YouTube but I ended up using both tutorials from the same channel--Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.
If interested in either one of the tutorials you can find them via the links below:
Twist Turn Card - https://youtu.be/WZz9BgM4ixw
Six Fold Card - https://youtu.be/ujFdr2pSH5Q
I've created my own brief video showcasing these two cards. You can find that video below.
Paper - Authentique Rugged Collection, Authentique Dapper Collection