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.
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