Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Never Ending Card

We are almost through February already. Right now I am thinking of the poor people in New Zealand who have been effected by the earthquake. There has been so much sad news this year. It makes one wonder what is coming next!
On a lighter note, our February workshop was rather productive. We made three cards and one of which is shown here. The Never Ending Card using Trendy Trees. This card is one of the easiest cards you can make. The decorating will take time though, especially if it is your first one. I have used the Stampin' Up! pattern which was illustrated in the February Impressions. The instructions did say that we may have to cut the card down a little. I have altered the measurements so that my ladies did not have to cut it down. I have included the url for the instructions for the Never Ending Card. (www3.stampinup.com/au/documents/folding_instructions_AU.pdf )

The changes I have made are as follows:- Instead of 13.5 x 10.5 I have made mine 12.7 x 10.5cm for each piece. On the bottom layer I have changed the scoring from 3.5cm to 3.1cm on each end. When cutting the two pieces in halves be sure to cut exactly in half and not by the measurement that is there. I do hope this makes sense. You can download the instructions or print them off.

Here is the card that I made. I used :-
Cardstock - Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Stamp Pad - Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Designer Series Paper Pack In Colour (level 1 hostess gift)
Stamp Sets - Trendy Trees, Afterthoughts
Your Stamp-a-ma-jig is a must for this project and I deliberately used it in my last workshop. The ladies certainly enjoyed using it and now realise how much of a valuable tool it can be to help them along with their projects. Sometimes just using the eye does not work and this is when the Stamp-a-ma-jig comes in handy. It has to be my favourite tool from the whole catalogue. If you have not tried one then maybe its time you did as you will love it just like I do.

For the clouds I used the Scallop Circle Punch to cut out the shape in a post it note and then sponged around it to get the cloud effect. I tore up a piece of paper for the outline in the hilly section and sponged the rest with Old Olive. I just love Trendy Trees. This stamp set is great for any gender and can be used in many ways.

The two blank whisper white sections are for your message in the card. You can change the position of this and put it wherever you like. The choice is yours.

I decided this time not to decorate the back of the card. I felt that what we did in our workshop was enough for the girls. I have heard that three of the girls have already gone home to make another Never Ending Card before the weekend was over. I do hope you will give it a try if you have not tried it before. It really is an easy

card to make. Let me know how you go.

Enjoy and thanks for popping by :)