Made my very first fancy folded card...I googled how to make one and was super nervous and read the directions 3 or 4 times. Well, I should have read them again because I made mistakes assembling it!
I'm not sure if i made the right kind of card, but it was fun doing it and this was a great challenge theme.
I used a Sizzix die that I had never used before and didn't realize that just like card stock has a right and wrong side after you have cut it, so would a die cut card, as the blades would create a smooth and a raised side as they cut through.
I should have folded my card the opposite way so that the smooth side of the cut on the main card would be visible. Instead you get a view of the rough, cut edge when it is open. I wondered why it didn't want to stay sitting open properly! I cut a sample card first and folded it correctly (by total fluke). It sits open very nicely and has a nice smooth front view...not so much this one! I had to struggle with it a bit to sit nicely.
Here is a look from the other side Now sometimes you can't win for trying...I managed to stamp the sentiment off center vertically and didn't even notice until I had already glued it down! Wanted to get it up on my blog in time for club viewing, but will restamp and recut the sentiment a smidge smaller, and then just glue it over this one. Hopefully it will just look like a double mat!
Cardstock - from my stash and snippets bin
Image - Penny Black Stickeroo
Flower - from my stash but picked up for 25 cents a package in the after Xmas sales.
Stamp - Hero Arts
I am submitting this card to the following challenges.:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets. The card stock is all snippets. The stickeroos were left over from last Christmas.
2. CHCC Extra - Anything goes.