I'd seen cards like this around the place but couldn't figure how to do it - especially with an ebosser because you can't just stop the machine part way along and wind it back the way you can with a manual die cutting machine
I wanted to make this card because it would work particularly well with new sketch on The Sketch File blog
Here's my finished card
and the sketch:
This photo of the card lying down shows a little more clearly how the fold works:
The circle shape is cut in the front of the card, but only half way, so that when the card front is folded back on itself, the circle "pops" through the hole.
Materials and Tools
15cm sq card blank
All papers Bo Bunny "Enchanted Garden"
Spellbinders Circle die set
Main sentiment - pc generated
Websters pages tiny alpha from Quirky Kit box
The trick to getting the partial cut thing to work is in lining up the edge of your upper cutting plate exactly with the where you want the cutting to stop ie in this case the diameter line of the circle. If you make the fold in the card and open it out, you can tape the die down make sure its correctly placed, then line up the edge of the cutting plate with the fold line and feed through the machine.
If you have a manual die cutter, I've seen examples where people use some sort of "stopper" to indicate when you should stop cutting and start turning the handle backwards to remove the card.
Anyway, that's it, I hope it makes sense!
Thanks for looking