I have another fancy fold card video for you today. This features partial die cutting, which is one of my favourite techniques. The first video I saw was one that had been recorded in 2011! At least it showed how the idea works. Once I knew that, I spent most of Friday playing with different sizes, and different shapes. The beauty of this style of card is that you can use any shape die you have. I tried one using our Doily Builder Die Set. It worked but the doily didn’t fit very well. I’m not sure if this was my error or if the die isn’t symmetrical! I need to look at that again.
My goal was to make sure my card fitted into one of our standard envelopes. I know most of us have an Envelope Punch Board, and can make our own, but given the choice I’m sure most of us would rather have our cards fit our envelopes! I know I certainly would! As I was working on sizing and scoring, it dawned on me that there’s an easy way to work out what the finished width of the card would be, rather than having to wait until it’s been made, and waste more cardstock! All that’s needed is the width of each of the three panels after the scoring has been done; let’s say A, B. and C. The equation is (A – B) + C = width.
When I started working on the Crumb Cake card, I wasn’t sure if the design I was using would work. My concern was that the colours in the All My Love DSP are very subtle, whereas the images from the Petal Palette Stamp Set are thick and stamped in black ink! I needn’t have worried, it worked well.
It wasn’t until after I had finished videoing that I realised I hadn’t shown, or even said, that the card does stand up! Hopefully everyone will assume they do! That’s about it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.