Saturday, 26 March 2016

Neverending card tutorial

You know the weekend when the weather is bad and you've got nothing but time... and your craftsroom. Happy days! A couple of weeks ago I had the luxury of such weekend, and I wanted to make something special. Here's one of the projects I had wanted to do for a while, a neverending card. It is so awesome, as it just keeps on going.


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It looks complicated, but it really isn't. The most difficult part is to make the design, and I recommend you take some time to think about the story you want to tell with your card. Make sure you have some space for text in there too, for all you see is all you get. No backside of the card for the greeting! 



Step 1 


never ending card infinity card

Cut out 4 pieces of cardstock 3x6 inches each
Score each at 1,5 inch from both ends (green line on the image)
fold lightly on the scoreline 

Step 2


Place two pieces horizontally next to each other, add adhesive on the outer corners 










Step 3 


Place one of the remaining pieces on top vertically, making sure
the corners are aligned. The more precise you are here, the better your card will fold. 









Step 4


Repeat with the other side. Now your card is ready for decorating! 











Decorating

Face 1 

infinity card never ending cardFront cover decorations:
4 pieces 1,3/8 x 2,6/8 inch designer paper, horizontal
2 pieces 2,6/8 x 2,6/8 inch designer paper

I also added a small ribbon and bow








Face 2

never ending card infinity card
Decorations:
4 pieces 1,3/8 x 2,6/8 inch designer paper, vertical
2 pieces 2,6/8 x 2,6/8 inch designer paper

Face 3 

never ending card infinity card
Decorations:
4 pieces 1,3/8 x 1,3/8 inch designer paper (yellow corners)
2 pieces 2,6/8 x 2,6/8 inch designer paper

Note: the red paper is actually part of the face 4 so at this face you will only do the corners and two main images. 







Face 4

never ending card infinity card
Decorations:
4 pieces 1,3/8 x 1,3/8 inch designer paper (blue)
2 pieces 2,6/8 x 2,6/8 inch designer paper

I also added some stamp images from the paper collection.
Note: The top and bottom part of the larger squares are visible on the face 3 too. Something to take into consideration when planning your design and adding decoration on this face! 





You can add little embellishments on any face of the card, but make sure they are not too thick for the card to fold. Cut outs from the same paper work well. 

I also like to distress the edges of the designer paper with Distress Ink. I think it gives the card more depth and character. 


Materials I used: 
Graphic 45 Mother Goose collection 8x8 paper pad
Orange cardstock
Little pieces of green and yellow cardstock for framing some of the images
Ribbons
Distress Ink Tea dye for distressing the edges
Douple sided tape


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found the tutorial useful! Please live a comment, I love to hear from you! 

Monday, 14 March 2016

Easter greetings

It's the time of the year again, when I start to miss the yellows and greens in the nature. It's still a good month at least before we lose all the snow here, so all I can do is to dream and use the colours in my crafting.

Pion Design March Challenge is all about yellows, greens and Easter. What a perfect challenge for my mood! Here's a couple of Easter cards I made for the challenge. The papers are mainly from the collection Fairytale of Spring, which I found at the depths of my Pion Design paper pile.

Easter greetings


There's still plenty of time to play, and many gorgeous projects to see behind this link : 



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