Just Add Ink #284

Hey Everyone

Challenges are good for me because they make me step out of my comfort zone.  This weeks Just Add Ink Challenge has made me step waaaaay out of my comfort zone. Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add a Fancy Fold

I’ve never really made that many fancy fold cards mainly because I’m too lazy to even look for a design and I find them too fiddly to bother attempting. When I saw this Fancy Fold Challenge was on my week at JAI, I truly grimaced. Once I got myself gee’d up to get started, I found this folded card tutorial by Kristina Werner and found that it actually came together pretty easy. Maybe I shouldn’t shy away from trying new things!

This is the first photo I took of my card.  I didn’t realise how stiff this cardstock was and that it wouldn’t fold flat – no matter how many times I re-enforced the folds with my bone folder. So I left it under a heavy book for a day and then had another go at taking the photo.

Then I was able to get a better photo.


Once the front flaps are open I realised I hadn’t left a lot of room to write a greeting.



So instead of sticking the two pieces of cardstock fully together as Kristina did in her tutorial, I adhered the left side only.  This created an extra flap for me to be able to put in a piece of white cardstock for a sentiment.


Our team have created wonderful cards to inspire you – so head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.



12 thoughts on “Just Add Ink #284

  1. Narelle, you totally nailed your fancy fold. Sorry for causing you angst with that one :-O
    Such a fab card. I love the how the star cut-outs & folds add so much dimension & fun. Your added panel was a great touch to add more room for wordy peeps.
    Hugs, D

  2. This is totally awesome. Despite your fear of going outside the comfort zone you really outdid yourself. I’m so CASEing this one. xoxox

  3. I’m with you on the fancy folds! I’d rather do technique cards than folded cards but your card came out wonderfully.

  4. This is awesome Narelle! Love the rustic traditional Christmas feel and your clever adaption to give yourself a panel to write on. Love the peek a boo effect of the star cut outs on the front panels too. xxx

  5. This is such a wonderful star card Narelle! I love the way the star sides open to reveal the central one and your hidden panel is a fantastic idea for writing on too! Definitely one I’ll be casing too. xx

  6. Love your rustic Christmas style Narelle and that fold is so effective, love the window style…yay for stepping out of your lazy zone..lol It was worth it! Xx

  7. Wow Narelle – this is a tricky one – such a wonderful card, so effective. And I love your little secret sentiment panel inside too. Chantell x x

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