A "cut and fold" image is made from cutting half of a symmetrical image and and folding it over to make it look like you are seeing the whole thing.
In this case, I cut out half of the shamrock from double sided paper (K&Co) then flipped the cut-out over. I placed more of the solid green colored paper (Bazzile Swiss Dot) behind the cut piece.
I finished the card by stitching around the edges, ruffling some seem binding dyed with Bundled Sage Distress Stain, adding a thin scalloped paper strip, and making a small paper bow.
I will be making a video soon on how to ruffle the ribbon. Leave me a comment if you would also like to see how to make the paper bow. They are starting to be really popular.
Here is a link to download the cut files and PDF templates; Shamrock Cards
I am entering this card in:
City Crafter's Challenge Blog - Seeing Double (positive and negative)
Scrappy Moms - St. Patrick's Day
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes