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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Never Ending Folding Card

At Convention, we can participate in card swaps--this is one of the most exciting parts of the event! 
I participated in the 2012 WOW swap--organized by someone on Splitcoaststampers.  The WOW swap has to be a full card that utilizes a technique or fancy fold.  My card is a Never Ending Folding card.  You can just keep opening and opening and opening it.  For Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, you can find a video done by Brian Pillings on the demonstrator website under the February 2011 online extras. 


You will need two pieces of cardstock 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 (scored at 1 1/16 on both ends), two pieces of cardstock 2 1/8 x 5 1/2 (scored at 1 3/8 on both ends), DSP cut to 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 (4 to 8 pieces per card). 



Lay out your pieces in this manner, and add sticky strip like this...


Peel up red liner on sticky strip and place one long strip on top of short wide piece like this...


Add second long piece...


Flip it over, and add second short wide piece...


I found that if I lined up the score lines, my cards opened must easier. 
Your card should be able to open and open and open and open....


Decorate with DSP and stamp.  To add shimmer to the butterfly punch out, add rubbing alcohol and Platinum Shimmer Paint to Stampin' Spritzer.  Shake well and spritz as desired on carstock.  Allow to dry.  Punch out and add to front of card.  Want a custom colored shimmer spritz?  Add drops from an ink refill bottle to the rubbing alcohol and shimmer paint. 


Supplies:  Wisteria Wonder cardstock and ink, First Edition DSP, Elegant Eggplant cardstock and ink, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Stampin' Spritz, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Rubbing Alcohol, Papillon Potpourri stamp set

If you're stopping by because you were also part of the WOW swap, let me know by leaving a comment.  Thanks!  Bye for now, Maria

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