Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Curvy Card

I had Crafters Block the other night so, after staring at my cutting mat for what must have been at least half an hour I decided to just go for something different. Sometimes I get bored of doing the same old shaped card so I came up with this idea, it took ages to get the design right and work out where to place the folds, but now I've done it, next time should be easy. I'm pleased with the over all look of it, I think it looks quite sculptural but I had trouble deciding what would work on the front. In the end I opted for the ribbon and the 3D strip and left it at that, I didn't want to 'over do' it. What do you think?

UPDATE (wicked laugh!) It seems I've got you all baffled with this card lol, a few of you have asked how the folds work, it's actually very straight forward but hard to explain (if that makes any sense). You make the card as two seperate curvy peices then attach them together with two 'hinges' (folded strips of card). the hinges are placed very strategically so that you can't see them from the front. The inside of the card is then covered in your choice of paper to cover up the hinges. I hope this helps guys, give me a shout if it doesn't.

13 comments:

Marlou said...

Louly!!! this is fabulous x 3 !!!!
i love it, its so so different, it has the WOW FACTOR!!! well done :)

Deb said...

Incredibly elegant, I love it, it is so unique!

Anonymous said...

As Deb said, it's unique!! One question... I can't see where you'd fold it Lou, never mind how it stands up! (Forgive me, I have a head cold - oh and I'm a natural blonde!!)

Rosie xx

tjc designs Craft Cabin Blog said...

It is stunning - sat here getting brain ache though on trying to work out how you did it!!!

Mellie said...

This is fab Lou. Yay to crafters block and you !!!!!

Juliet said...

I can't work out the folds either Lou. Can you explain please. It looks absolutely stunning!

EllePiggo said...

WOW Louly, this is just fantastic!:)

Vanessa.

Juliet said...

Thanks Lou! Just one thing, where are the hinges? You have hidden them too well, lol.

Chris said...

Wow Louly!! that's so unique and amazing. Just love it :D

Karen said...

It's a work of art!! No wonder it took you ages!! Stunning work Lou!!

bubblegum said...

Well Lou - this is absolutely fabulous - great design. I love it, very orginal. :)

Debbie x

crissi said...

wow thats amazing and so different i got it up to hinges the hiding the hinges URM you lost me dont take much but love the card

tjc designs Craft Cabin Blog said...

Oh so simple when you know how!!!! Excellent idea - would you like to put a projetc of it on the forum?