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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Multifolds 1: Step Card

I have been crafting like a crazy bird for our swaps at Swap Central India....It had been a lovely thought when we decided that we should try and do multifold notecards...as in all participnats would have to choose any 5 kinds of fancy folds and make 4 cards of each fold but embellish it different (so that makes it 20 cards in total) and to challenge ourselves and to drive us out of our comfort zone we made the size of the finished card as 4X4....but what we never realised was that by doing so we have turned this into the most difficult swap we ever planned!

Not only where there calculations involved to downsize a normal multifold card...but a lot of planning needed to embellish them. What had looked like a small 4x4 space suddenly turned into a big deal of a space where I myself (though one of the ideator and coordinator of the swap) went blank and also the number 20 was now a huge task! And to add to it I was crafting after a long break of 3 months so to remove the rust on my mind and hands also took time.....

Anyways I did manage it well....and in the days to come I shall share each set of folds in  a day! Here's my 20 cards that I sent over ....




Today I shall share the Step Card.......my idea through out the swap was to try and variate as much as I could with the folds keeping the basic idea of the fold intact.....


Thats my set of 4 Step Card....2 two step cards and 2 one step card!!!



I think in this card I used up most of my new dies that had just arrived and a few that I had not opened in December! The hot balloons and the fence die  are from memory box and die-nemics respectively and the butterfly set is a die and coordinating stamp set from Sizzix... The grass is hand cut and the clouds are hand made.


The side view...


Another scene created ....with the help of dies and stamps... the houses and the car are Hero Arts Stamp while the clouds and the tree is a die-nemics and memory box die respectively.....the two steps have pattern paper ...sorry I really dont remember the name of the paper stack :( ....


The side view....

The tree die has been double cut in green and brown card stock and stuck to give a double edged color feel....


This is a one step card....the orange and pink background is the effect of my new found love - "Dylusions" :) and the bicycle is a die cut....
 
 Thats the side view....


 Thats how it opens up....what I learnt later was this could be called a "z" fold card but to me it was a one step card....I think I should read up more on folds I guess.....


I flipped the above step card horizontally to get this card done.....

 The side view.....

Now thats my one fold complete....watch out for the other folds in the coming up posts...Hope you all liked it...Feedback and comments are most welcomed as always and tips to improve are even more looked forward to!!!

And for all those who shared their experiences with me over making projects and editing photos...I believe we all are on the page same!!!!! Thanks for writing in :)....

2 comments:

Hussena said...

Oh my gosh ..you really do such stunning work Soumya not only are your folds very beautiful but the way you have used your dies and PP's is simply a big Wow!!!...All your cards are so so beautiful ...I so love each and everyone of them !!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow Saumy ! Its amazing how you have made each card unique and still having same fold.I loved your approach..Hats off to your creativity !