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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Side Spring Card

Well it is unusual for me to be at the forefront of trying out new shaped cards, but I had an email from Splitcoast Stampers this morning, and this afternoon I had to make a card for my daughter's wedding anniversary, so having watched the video tutorial on a Side Spring Card I set about making one for the topper I had put together.

straight on view

I didn't use the dimensions given in the tutorial, as the topper I made this morning would have been too large - so having worked out the principle I cut down and A4 sheet of card to 11.5 in x 8 "  to make a larger card.  (which still fitted quite easily into a C5 envelope).

This wasn't the first card I made, as the first one seemed so thick and the creases were very bulky to ended up making this card with 160 gsm card, which worked a lot better, and was firm enough to stand quite firmly.

The original decoupage was some that came from a magazine pull-out freebie, and was a Crafter's Companion decoupage.  I used one of the other sheets of  matching "paper ribbon" for the bottom of the card, and added peel-offs and jewels from my stash.  OK my large circular topper covers up most of the diamond "spring", but hopefully you can get the gist of this new fold. 

View showing the "spring" effect.

It certainly is a different type of fold and quite effective, and I might use it again in the original sizing for some of my Christmas cards.

Hope you like the new fold, and my interpretation.



coldwaters2 said...

This is gorgeous Mags love the side step and that image is a pure delight.
Lorraine x

Beryl K said...

This is beautiful Mags, I love the side spring, very effective
Beryl x