Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Never ending friend

Well helloooo again.
I'm back with a card I made for the fabulous Sam's birthday last week. Now I have to confess that I felt more than a bit of creative pressure to make a special card for Sam, being the paper guru that she is. Thankfully though, I had just made my first never ending card, (after seeing this one by very clever Karen), & hoped that Sam would like them as much as I did.

So what is never-ending-card? It's a card with different panels that turn & show you a new view, again & again & again until you're back to the first view again. I found myself just sitting turning it again & again just because it's fun (plus a little OCD maybe?).

Anyway, to show you what I mean, here are all the views. This is the front:

This is the second view: & the third:& the fourth:
& here it is standing up with the front & second view open.
It's pretty easy to make once you get the hang of the folding. Accurate cutting, scoring & folding make a difference too. The thing that takes the longest is decorating it...especially if you're as indecisive as me. My version is 14.1cm square (that extra 1mm helps it to fold easier!) & the 4 individual card pieces you need are 7cm x 14.1cm each, so you only need an A4 sheet of card.
Karen explains how to layout the card here, but I also found Dawn Griffiths video really helped the pennies to drop, or in this case the card to fold. Thanks so much ladies for sharing your wisdom. You rock!
If you'd like any other info, just drop me a line. I also have another version to show you, which I made with Trendy Trees. Still need to take some pics though, so it'll have to wait for another time. In the meantime...

Bye for now & inky wishes

Stamps: Great Friend, Always, Best Yet
Card: choc chip card, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: choc chip, regal rose, pretty in pink, pink pirouette


kareN stampZ said...

wow that's gorgeous & I'm glad I contributed in some small way to Sam's birthday

Sam said...

Thanks so much for my lovely, lovely birthday card Di. It really is beautiful, and lots of fun to play with (yes, just a little OCD surfaced ;-).

LOL at the paper guru sentiment. I think you've confused me with someone else!!!

PS. Almost only 86 days to go...

Karen said...

This is an absolutely gorgous card Di.........just beautiful! Lucky Sam for receiving it!

Luv Karen

KimB said...

Hi Di,

sorry its taken me so long, but I have wanted to come past and say thanks for your comment on the stepper box and that I thought your never ending card was absolutely beautiful and so fascinating. I hope I get the chance some day soon to have a go at it myself.