Friday, April 24, 2009

"Super Fantastic" Never ending Card for Christopher

About 3 weeks ago, SCS had a technique challenge to try making a never ending card. I made one once a long, long time ago when I saw it done on Carol Duvall. Way back then, I mostly worked with just stamps & ink, and not so much with scrapbooking papers or die cuts, etc. So I wasn't so happy with my plain white very simply stamped card that I made forever ago, and never made another. When I saw the challenge at SCS, though, my interest was renewed & I have tons of ideas for more cards like this.

The timing was perfect, since my brother Christopher's birthday was the same week as the challenge.
For Christopher's card, I wanted a masculine feel and I also was short on time, so I used a retired Simply Scrappin' kit from Stampin' Up. I knew that if I used a Simply Scrappin' kit, all the paper, die cuts & card stock would already be coordinated for me and all I'd have to worry about was design layout & assembly. I think it worked out great. Chris must have really liked it too, cuz he said it was "super fantastic".

I did not have great lighting to take the picture, and it was hard to keep the card flat, so it actually looks better in person, but you'll get the idea.

Here's the front view:

View 2:

View 3:

View 4:

What do you think?

While I'm at, check out the super cool cake that my SIL Nicole made for Chris:

She hand-painted all the "comics" on rolled fondant, and used shimmery glittery gel for the Happy birthday although you can't tell in the pic. the weird out-of place looking rice crispy creatures are actually dinosaurs, and they looked great IRL, it's just kind of hard to tell from the camera angle what they are. Apparently those were at Christopher's request-lol. He can be pretty funny, you'd think he was still 10 sometimes, and Nicole indulges him so he gets away with it :)
The funniest part was that Nicole had grouped the candles so close together we thought they they were going to start a fire- the flames were so close that they combined & started a little blaze before Chris could get them blown out. He had to blow them out so fast, Mom didn't have time to go into her eins, zwei, drei, vier routine- I was laughing so hard & yet a teensy bit worried that the house really would start on fire-LOL!!

ANYWAY, if you want to try a never ending card, HERE are the instructions. Dawn did such a great job with the video that it's worth watching rather than trying to follow written instructions.
The construction of this card is SUPER easy. The hard part is coming up with ideas to decorate 4 pages with the folded panels. Have fun!



1 comment:

teresascreativecards said...

Hi Laura, I love this take on "the never ending card". I'm intrigued at how you did it - did do the base card, then arranged the dsp on top. I love this - I would love to do something similar with ski slope dsp and tree trimmings stamp set.