Simple Snake with Layered Diecut Panels: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This week's selection adds a lot of "wow" to a format that we don't see very often — the Simple Snake. From our friends at Standard Press in Atlanta, this heartfelt greeting for their customers uses the most basic form of the Snake Fold (the four-panel variety) and adds three diecut hearts of varying sizes to create depth and interest.
Each panel is a slightly different shade of red and features a different dull/gloss pattern on it for contrast. This idea could easily be used with squares, circles and other shapes. Prepare to be inspired!
How Was This Simple Snake With Layered Diecut Panels Created?
Project Credits and Specs:
Folding Style: Simple Snake Fold
Design and Production: Standard Press
Paper: 80-lb. Endurance Gloss Cover
Size: Flat: 13.875" x 14"; Folded 7" x 7"
Finishing: Diecut/score, hand fold
Notes: Printed offset with UV inks and inline gloss UV/spot dull UV coatings
Budget Rating: Moderate
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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.