Closed Gate Card with Locked Pop-Up Element: 60-Second Fold of the Week
Ready for another stylishly simple holiday card idea? This one is from our friends at GLS/NEXT Precision Marketing in Brooklyn Park, Minn. It was designed by Laura Stanke and Judy Sell of the Star Tribune in-house design team and features a sculptural locked pop-up element on the inside.
The beauty of this piece is in both the design, and the mechanics - and Trish will show you how it's done!
How was the Closed Gate Card with Locked Pop-Up Element produced?
Folding Style: Closed Gate Fold
Print Production: GLS/NEXT Precision Marketing, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Design/Client: Star Tribune (Laura Stanke, Judy Sell)
Paper: 100 lb Cougar Cover
Size: Folded: 5x7"; Flat: 24.5x7"
Printing: Black + 2 PMS colors, one side
Finishing: Diecut/score, hand fold and tape, connect interlocking stars.
Budget Rating: Moderate
Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).
An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.