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Monday, 18 October 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 32

For the latest Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers we are to a use a freebie. Now if you are anything like me you have bought loads of magazines and got sheets and sheets of papers and design packs so I a sure it will not be a challenge for most. You can of course use a freebie digital image, many many are available on the tinterweb and it is a fabulous resource for materials for thrifty crafting.

For my card I have used a Freebie decoupage sheet that has come with Issue 60 of Papercraft Essentials. There is a great pack of 16 free sheets from Crafts U Print and they are printed on decent quality paper. This image can be found at Lee Jacobs Page and is sheet reference cup88652_353. Very good value for only 80p but even better for free :)

For the base card I folded an A4 sheet of card and cut some glitter card for snow, adding a Craftime and peel off snowflakes to the sky. I have added lots of glitter to the decoupage and googly eyes. The sentiment is a Dovecraft chipboard.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Fancy Folds Tutorial

My fellow teamie at Crafty Cardmakers Jack has found a video tutorial for the card I made for the Spotlight Challenge.

The Youtube video can be found here

Thanks Jack, I knew it had to be about somewhere :)

Monday, 11 October 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Fancy Folds Spotlight

It's the latest spotlight challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the brief for the DT is Fancy Folds.

I love making unusual cards and consider myself a papercrafter so this is ideal for me. I wanted to make something different and a friend's hubby Barrie showed me an origami style card he had seen demo'd on Create & Craft. You basically use a large square of paper and by folding it create a frame. They had linked 3 together by slipping a piece of card into the slots at the side. They sat them very close together so you couldn't see the hinge, but I had an idea that if you made the card a bit wider you would be able to make a concertina card and this would give you enough depth to be able to decorate the pages with thicker items. You could probably make it into a kind of mini book as well. The pictures below show how the sections have been slotted together better.

The papers I have used are 8" x 8" from the Dovecraft birthday pack and the 'back' of the folded square provides you with lots of spaces to decorate so I used various stickers and 3d embellishments as below. The Front of the 'card' was decorated using lots of bling and Sakura clear glitter pen. Each finished square is 4" so the card below is about 2 feet long :)

This card ended up being about 2" thick so I made a box for it, thus creating a card with a lot of Wow Factor. Scott absolutely loves it and said he will be bringing it out as a birthday decoration every year!!

P.S. I have tried to find a video demonstration or some instructions on Youtube or the internet but thus far have had no success.I am going to attempt to make some sort of tutorial if anyone is interested, please let me know.