Welcome to another week on the blog.
This week we gave the DT two words....
That's all we gave them and this is what Dawn
created from those words....
wanted to make some kind of interactive project that I could use
with my little girl who is busy learning to read. I decided to go
for a Never-ending Card. These are easy to make and you can use
plain card or pattern or card you've coloured yourself to use as
a base. Then you can decorate however you like. Just remember
to keep layers and embellishments flat. You can easily adjust the
size to suit as long as the long edge is twice the size of the
short edge. I do hope I've managed to explain it well.
To make the actual card -
These steps are all shown in pictures on white card to explain
the method. For my actual project I used brightly coloured
1.Cut four pieces of card, 6 inch x 3 inch
2. From short edges 1.5 inch in, score a line. Repeat for all
3.Take two pieces and lay next to each other with the long
edges horizontal. This makes a square. Apply adhesive (dry or wet)
in each outside corner.
4. Then with your other two pieces, positioned with long
edges vertical (opposite way to first two pieces), lay
directly over the top and press on adhesive areas to secure.
I'd suggest leaving a couple mm gap in the middle where pieces
meet as it is less likely to catch when turning card into each
position. Don't worry if any edges are slightly 'scewiff' as you
can trim them without affecting the card itself.
5. Finished base card.
6. I ended up making more up for my other three children
in different sizes and colours.
To this back and forth and on each turn of card.
To decorate my Never-ending Card. I've used these gorgeous
bright coloured pattern papers. Using the paper backed with
card really adds weight to overall card and the card flips lovely
and feels really good too. Sounds strange but true.
From purple card, cut
8 x 2 3/4 inch squares
8 x 2 3/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch rectangles
8 x 1 1/4 inch squares
From pattern papers, cut
8 x 2 1/2 inch squares
8 x 2 1/2 inch by 1 inch rectangles
8 x 1 inch squares
Apply distress inks to pattern paper edges. Use silver pen or ink
pad and run around edges of purple card. Stick pattern papers to
corresponding purple card pieces. Stick these to the sections
on card base.
Die cut letters from darker purple card and Stick to sections spelling
out your chosen words.
Use Stazon inks and Stamp some small images onto pattern
paper and white card. Colour with Distress Markers, cut out and
glue to your card.
Last, play with your card."
Oh my goodness, how amazing is this!
I love the bright colours!
Products Dawn used -
Perfect Prints 6 x 6 paper pads - Fresh, Vivid Dots
Silver paint marker pen
Well thank you Dawn for an amazing project.
I'll be back tomorrow with the Calendar Challenge as
May will be with us already!!
See you then,