Today’s video is a brilliant fancy fold originally by UK Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Maria Taylor. Apparently she first made this card in 2013 when she went to a craft class in her local craft shop. Unfortunately, Maria doesn’t remember the name of this style of fancy fold card so I’ve called it Tony’s Fancy Fold Card because he was the gentleman who ran the classes.
If you’ve seen this card before and know what it’s correct name is, please let me know. If you would like to check out Maria’s blog where she features this card this is the link: http://cardstaylormadebymaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/sailing-home-fun-fold-card.html. Many thanks for the inspiration, Maria.
I can’t believe I wasn’t going to buy this set and I only gave in because I’ve been asked to make a particular style of card using this bundle. Now I need to order more of the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (DSP) because I’ve used so much already! Maria used the Come Sail Away DSP which you may remember was my go-to bundle for masculine cards!
I decided to add two portholes to my card and fussy cut some seahorses, turtles and whales to adhere just through the windows. It’s such a fabulous fun card where you can see through both windows at the same time. At one point I did think about making this a shaker card but decided the finished size of the card made it impractical!The sizes I have given on the video are suitable for US-sized paper. It does mean it’s only possible to get one layer out of a sheet of US cardstock which leaves leftovers for the four porthole rims plus the layer for the sentiment. The finished size of the card is 8¼” x 5¾” which is almost A5. It’s easy to buy envelops that will fit this card. At the end of the video I show how to make an envelope using the Envelope Punch Board, but it does need a piece of paper that measures 11½” x 11½”.If you don’t have any plain paper you could use some DSP and put a fairly large white label for the name and address and another piece for the postage stamps. I’m sure our Royal Mail would be happy to accept a patterned envelope as long as the address is easy to read and the correct postage has been paid. I don’t know what it’s like in other countries though!
One thing I forgot to do during the video was to add the porthole screws on the frames. I added some Gilded Gems before I photographed my card. On the Just Jade card, I used some Gold Metallic Pearls because I was running out of the Gilded Gems! The whale I used on the sentiment was punched out of a sheet of DSP. For the water spout, I punched the pieces from a partial whale that was the same colour on the edge of a sheet of DSP.
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, take care and stay safe.