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.