Today’s video shows how to make this fabulous fancy fold card, called
an open step card! I saw it last week when a demo friend of mine
in Australia posted an open step card in my Facebook Group
called Happy Crafting.
I checked on YouTube to find out how this card is made, and
then adjusted the measurements to fit an A6 (C6) card. I designed
the first card around the Petal Passion Suite, which was really
easy because the Petal Palette Stamp Set has co-ordinating dies
called Petals & More, and beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP)
called Petal Passion.
For the video, I used the new Share What You Love Suite which is
currently available on early release, in the form of three bundles.
I found the biggest challenge was that there are no dies that
co-ordinate with this set, and I don’t like to do a lot of
fussy cutting on videos because I appreciate a lot of crafters just
don’t like fussy cutting!
In the absence of co-ordinating dies, I used oval and circle dies
to cut the images, and I fussy cut just three yellow flowers
which helped to balance out the design. I think the finished card
would have looked rather bland without the small amount of fussy cutting I did!
Overall, I think this is a fabulous style of card, and thank
Lilette very much for sharing hers with us all in the Happy
Crafting FB group. I hope you decide to give it a try, too – I’m sure
you’ll be glad you did! ☺
That’s about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Joanne Limoges says
Jan, Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Many thanks, Joanne. I'm glad you like it – it's my new favourite fancy fold card! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
I am so impressed with how beautifully this turned out Jan, because after seeing your original card, I confess I had some misgivings about the 2nd colour choices, but … you pulled it off brilliantly. Love it, love it, love it and what a great fancy-fold card for those extra special occasions! Thanks so much for sharing a great video tutorial again, oopses and all! 😊
Hi, Geraldine. I'd never seen this fancy fold before, and I love it. It's so easy to cut and score in the right places! As I said in the video, I was on a wing and a prayer with the Love What You Do Stamp Set, but I'm pleased with how it turned out!☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Lorraine Turner says
I cannot believe that you have chosen my favourite stamp set and a 'Fun Fold' which I love too. I am in my element with this project Jan. Thank you for sharing it with us crafters. :O)