morning I posted my video that shows how to make a Double Curtain Fold
Card with a difference – I’ve reversed the curtains so they look “open”
rather than having them back to back!
In today’s video, I made one of each design, side by side, as I went along to demonstrate how very similar they are to make.
The main two differences are the cutting and the folding.
cutting for the regular Curtain Fold card is very straightforward.
Although the cutting for my design is a bit more involved, it really
isn’t that difficult and certainly well worth the extra effort!
The second difference is in
folding the curtains.
For the normal design it’s mountain/valley/mountain/valley and for
my reversed curtains it’s valley/mountain/valley/mountain.
Before I made the video, I made three Night of Navy cards, keeping to the same colour cardstock and the same Designer Series Paper (DSP).
My reasoning was so that it would be easier to make a critical appraisal unaffected by colours, patterns, etc.
Photograph 4 – this is the first Double Curtain Fold card I made and the folds were 1/2″ and 1″.
The only disappointment with this card, like the other two Night of Navy cards and one Melon Mambo card, is that the reverse design of the DSP, doesn’t show up very much.
I think it was a mistake to use a DSP that is the same colour on both sides and I also think the reverse design need to be a solind contrasting colour – as in photographs 1 & 2.
So that was a good lesson learned!
Photograph 5 – the measurements of the folds on this card are 1/4″ and 3/4″.
This smaller size means the curtains have an extra pleat on both sides.
Photograh 6 – this is my reversed design and without a doubt, my favourite.
I think it’s a much better design because it looks more natural to have two curtains with the gap in the centre when they’re open!
I also think the overall effect is far more balanced.
Photographs 2 & 3 – these are the two cards I made in the video.
The Pop of Pink Specialty DSP is my absolute favourite! I need to order a new packet as I have nearly finished my first packet!
The Melon Mambo spot design DSP is absolutely brilliant for these Curtain Fold Cards because it’s black on one side and pink on the other, two solid colours.
This means the pink shows through brilliantly at the bottom of each pleat.
I really like the patterns in photograph 3 but the lighter colour doesn’t show through as much as I would have liked it too.
Photograph 1 – my absolute number 1 favourite curtain card!
I love the design and I love the DSP – I just can’t fault it!.
That’s about it for today. Happy Sunday and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Really lovely Jan, and I do rather prefer your version of the 'open' drapes … for some reason, it appeals to my eye more and perhaps it has to do with the "framing" or balancing that it seems to give my eye. It will be interesting to see how others comment. Love that "Pop of Pink" dap also … really striking. Nicely done!!
it is gorgeous, I hope I can do it justice thank you for sharing such great directions
Hi, Carolyn. I'm so pleased you're going to making one of these cards. Have fun with it! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
I'm working on it now and it is coming together so good, I'm doing one of each style , thanks again for such great instructions.
Thanks, Carolyn. I always feel so chuffed when someone makes one of my cards. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
I love the way this turned out. Thank you for the video.
Hi, Daria. I’m so pleased you like this project, and glad you enjoyed the video. Happy crafting, JanB. xx
Very lovely cards. I do agree, I like the black & pink the best. Thank you for the in-depth instructions.
Hi, Terri. Yes, that’s my favourite, too! I’m really pleased you enjoy my style of tutorials.Thanks you. Happy crafting, JanB. xx