Sunday, 21 August 2016

Corner Fold Card Video


Hello, Crafters.

This morning I uploaded my video which shows how I made the Corner Fold Card I shared with you on Thursday.



I made the original card in Flirty Flamingo and the second card in Sweet Sugarplum. For the video I chose Mint Macaroon. I really don't have a favourite, I like them all!

Before I made the video I had to find a way to score the fold lines rather than just folding without scoring. Folds that have been scored first are much neater by a very long chalk! 

When I was making the second card and I reached the point of folding the corner over, it was very easy to see how and where to score. This is just one tip I give in the video. 

As far as the design of the first card was concerned, the only part I had doubt about was the actual cardstock on the front. 

I thought it looked too plain so on the Sweet Sugarplum card, I used the splatter stamp I'd used under the flower on the card front.

I did tone on tone and first generation stamping. I wasn't sure if it looked too heavy so I decided that when I made the video, I'd do second generation stamping and see if I liked it any better.

I think they both look nice and I really don't prefer one above the other.

I decided to leave the black diagonal strip off the second card. The reason I'd put it on the first card was to cover up some creasing that occured when I folded the corner over without the help of a score line.

Obviously, I didn't need it for card number 2. However, when I'd finished the card, I thought it would have looked better with the strip! LOL! That's why I decided to include it in the design on the third card.

As I added the stripe as an after thought on the first card, and I'd already adhered the image to the foldover, it was quite fiddly to cut the diagonals to fit the straight edges. 

It was so much easier to add a complete strip to the Mint Macaroon card before the image was adhered in to place!

I think the only other differences between these three cards are the centres to the flowers. 

Card number one was a punched black circle; card number two was a retired metallic candy dot; card number three was a Pearl.

Again, I think all three options look equally as good as each other.  

I can't remember a time, when I haven't been able to choose one card out of three, which I think is better than other two!

Overall, I'm really happy with this style of fancy fold and will certainly be using it again. 

I wish you a happy Sunday and until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.

2 comments:

  1. Another great tutorial Jan and so clearly explained. Love how you are using folds with updated stamps etc.

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    1. Hi, Veecee. So pleased you enjoyed this tutorial. It's a lovely fancy fold that I'll certainly be using again! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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