I recently said one of my fancy fold cards videos was the biggest challenge I have ever had! I’ve just had an even bigger challenge over the past couple of days! It’s our granddaughter Molly’s 15th birthday on 31st December 2018, and I was looking for something special for her card. I chose a pull up card as I’ve never made one before, and it looked easy enough! I couldn’t have been more wrong!
After checking a few videos on YouTube, I decided to have a go because it looked really easy!! Unfortunately some of the videos I watched had been speeded up and/or edited! After a while I had decided that I’d spent so much time looking into how these cards are made, that there was no turning back. As usual, I’m so pleased I persevered!
The problem with this card, it was like working with a four-armed octopus! Once I’d found a way of keeping the arms under control, it was much easier to concentrate on fitting the crossbars. I had to make three cards before I was happy that I could make a video. The only card I had completed at the time of making the video was Santa’s Workshop, which was my first card – see below.
After that I decided to concentrate on making the actual card. While the video was uploading to YouTube, I finished the All is Bright Designer Series Paper (DSP) card. I have left the golden baubles card because I think I’ll save that as a wedding card for someone. To make the card in the video, I used a new DSP that will be available when the new Spring/Summer catalogue goes live on 3rd. January 2019. I’ll be decorating it specially for Molly.
I hope you enjoy today’s video. It was a challenge,which I thoroughly enjoyed getting to grips with! That’s it from me today. Happy Wednesday, and until tomorrow happy crafting.
C.D. Metcalf says
you make this seem so easy Jan, thank you. love your new nail design, happy holidays, cd metcalf
Hi, CDM. When I first made this, I struggled with the cross bar, so I decided to make the unit, and then adhere it. Oh boy! It was so much easier! Glad you like my Christmas nails! Best wishes for a blessed Christmas to you and yours, too. Happy crafting, JanB. xx
LYNDA RUSSELL says
I have seen this card on utube, but your video is very well explained so will try to make it. Love your nails also Jan. Happy holidays to you and yours.
Hi, Lynda. I first saw this card during the summer but thought it was too big.Then I decided to make a smaller one, and it’s a great size! Glad you like my Christmas nails! Best wishes for a blessed Christmas to you and yours, too. Happy crafting, JanB. xx