Friday, May 18, 2012
One of the projects of the Fold It class I'm taking is how to make a Zipper card. I'd never actually heard of this one, so it intrigued me, and was one of the first ones I tried to make. What, today was the last day of a two-week class and I'm just starting to make my cards? *I* don't see anything wrong with this picture, do you? *glares*
Anyway, this one looked cool, so I gave it a shot tonight. Actually, I'd planned to do three different cards tonight, and I did make three, but it took three attempts of one card to get it right. :(
Here it is, then I'll explain:
last night's card. The hexagons are a Paper Smooches stamp. I also stamped it on remnants of the printed color card stock from last night and cut a few out to put on the left side of the strip. Just a little something-something, ya know? The twine was an afterthought ... you know me and white space.
I really want to stamp "wishing you a ..." to the left of the chevron piece, but I can't find a stamp in my stash that says that, and anyway, I'm tired. I'll try again tomorrow. If I find one, I'll show you the updated card.
Now about the 'zipper" part of this. Fortunately for me, I messed up two of these, so I have one I can use to demonstrate the mechanics. Here it is "unzipped", or "not yet open":
Now you see why "wishing you a ..." would work so well on the front. I may just cut one out on the Silhouette, since I'd have to stamp it on textured card stock ...
One note about stamping on textured card stock: I can't do it:
Speaking of which, I'll attempt the other two cards tomorrow. They might take longer than it took Julie to make them in her video. Just a guess ...
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