About a year ago, my friend Nancy showed me how to make something called a “napkin fold card”. Last month, I saw some more she had made and was finally inspired to make some for myself. I still had the template from a year ago, but I had misplaced the instructions that went with it. In a way, this was actually fortunate, because it made me to think for myself rather than follow the instructions of others. As a result, my napkin fold cards have a feel of simple elegance to them that is more in line with my style than some of the highly decorated napkin fold cards out there.
I needed to make a sympathy card and decided that a napkin fold card would be perfect. Of course, since I’d been wanting to make this card, any excuse would have been enough to get me started. And, like most of my art projects, I couldn’t stop with just one. Once I had gone to the trouble to figure out all the dimensions (I started with a 8″ x 8″ piece of paper) and gone through my paper scraps, my studio was filled with lots of colorful papers and they wanted to be used.
I will post instructions, along with more examples of these cards, next week. I have so many more ideas for these cards.
Until next week, Candy