My main colours for this card are Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi. There are also traces of other colours due to the colourful design I used from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.
The base, in whatever colour you choose, will be the "normal" 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" cardstock scored down the centre at 4 1/4". For the front whatever you choose to do does not affect the remainder of the design of the card. You probably want to think of a theme.
For the inside, which is what the whole template and instructions are all about, cut a piece of cardstock to 8 1/4" x 5 1/4". Score at 4 1/8". Next, follow the template which I show below:
This template should be a large enough file to print out. The remaining images in this post are reduced files. To recap, along the long side, cut 7/8" from the edge from 7/8" until 7 3/8" on each side.
Then, along the short side, down the centre. Each line is a score-line as follows: 7/8", 1 5/8", 4 1/8", 6 5/8", 7 3/8". Do not extend the score-lines into the skinny areas above and below the cut-line. Along the skinny piece above and below that centre, score as follows: 2 5/8", 4 1/8", 5 5/8".
Yes, there are a lot of measurements in the eighths, but in order to make the design work in the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card format, it was necessary.
The template also shows you the mountains and valleys that you will fold.
Once you've decorated the inside piece to your satisfaction, you can adhere it to the base card. This photo will show you where to put the glue/snail/tape (your choice) in order to make the design work:
It's a bit fussy but the reaction of the recipient is well worth it. Have fun!
The front of my card.
The inside of my card.
I've decided to enter my special fold card into the SUO Challenge since they are asking for fun fold cards.