Friday, 14 July 2017

A Never Ending Card

I haven't made one of these cards for ages, but as they look really impressive and are actually quite easy to make, I decided to have a go at one.  They can be made any size as long as the four pieces for the base card are cut in the ratio 2:1.
First of four aspects

As I was using a piece of 12" x 12" BoBunny card (Double Dot designs Powder Blue Vintage), I cut my four base pieces to 3" x 6".
Each piece was scored at 1.5" from each end and two of the strips were also scored along the length at 1.5".  Tape was attached to these two pieces as shown before the remaining two pieces were laid over the top (running vertically) and stuck into place ensuring that all the edges were lined up carefully with no overlaps in the centre.
The decorating is the fun part.  As there are so many aspects to this card there are lots of panels to decorate.  I cut 8 large squares (7cm x 7cm), 4 rectangular pieces (7cm x 3.3cm) and 16 small squares (3.3cm x 3.3cm) out of Sheena's stamping card ready for this, but decorated each of the four aspects and glued the panels in place before moving on to the next aspect.  This was to ensure that as the card is manipulated all the decorations are the correct way up.  For aspect #1 I decorated the four rectangular pieces using the flower border from the Dovecraft Fun Strips stamp set and Sky Blue Archival ink with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  Two of the sentiments from Phill Martin's Splatterlicious Inspirational Sentiments were embossed with Heat It Up Gold embossing powder, having been stamped onto two of the larger squares with Versamark ink.  The same inks and embossing powder were used throughout to tie everything together and link to the colours of the base panels.
Aspect #1
For aspect #2 I used a Tim Holtz layering stencil (Rays THS003) across four of the smaller squares laid together and the Flower Inkognito stamp set by Visible Image across two of the larger squares for the centre panel.
Aspect #2
For Aspect #3 the Visible Image 'Stay Wild' stamp set was used.  You can also see the top and bottom of the large squares from aspect #4 in the centre of this panel.
Aspect #3
For the final aspect I left space to write a greeting on the card together with the Birthday wishes stamp from the Woodware Salutations set and the small flower from the Sentimentals Wildflower set by Crafter's Companion.
Aspect #4

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