Monday, 29 October 2018

Spring Fold Card - Make From A Magazine

I had a big clear out of my craft magazine pile recently, and saved a good few projects from magazines, including some concept card ideas to try. I have had mixed success trying out the first few projects, but thought I'd write about my first experience making a spring form card.

The magazine tutorial I followed - this is what I was aiming for.
Spring form cards are scored then folded in a certain way so that the main body of the card, like the name suggests springy, and bouncy. It looked like an easy project to follow, but there were a few stumbling blocks along the way.

With these tutorials I often find that the pictures don't always give a clear indication of exactly what you need to do, and what angle to score at etc. Once you've come back to it with fresh eyes it's a lot easier to work out, but my first impressions were that I didn't know exactly how the card was supposed to sit on a surface when completed, and I wasn't sure which card would give the best result - it just said that thicker card makes it more sturdy. I think a little more guidance and better pictures of the scoring and folding process would have helped here.

The finished result - copyright These City Days 2018
I am pleased to say I do have a made and completed card, that stands up as I think was intended, though it did take a while to work out that I still had some glue to apply to make the card properly stand-up - I thought I'd completed all the processes and gone wrong as my card just flopped over, but no I missed out one part of the instructions that seemed so obvious when I came back to it.

My finished result does look a bit different to the magazine tutorial, so I still have some work to do, to get the main part of the card more of a rotated square than a narrow diamond, and my measurements may have been off, because I'm not sure if the folds are supposed to overlap or not. Apart from that it was a fun card to make and decorate, and I think the finished result looks really cute. I'm also happy to have a finished project, what you don't see here, is my binned attempts at some other concept cards, where the instructions don't make sense -yet.

Copyright These City Days 2018
Have you crafted any concept cards lately? any tutorials to recommend? would love to hear your thoughts below. Thanks for reading everyone.

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