Ship Ahoy!

Dido 12 Jul 2019 18 Comments
over 60 minutes Blue hard Card Making None

Constructing this was NOT plain sailing!

I thought I would cut away the whole centre part of the circular rocker card. An experiment really. Well, that was a big mistake because it just kept falling flat.

Okay.... so I imagined that if I could re-secure the top section then balance would be restored. To do that I punched some holes through all the folds at either side then threaded through some string with a couple of beads on it and then tied it tightly at the back..... and guess what?

Yep.... It still fell flat!

Finally, I managed to restore the card's ability to stand up by glueing a centre fold paper hinge to connect the front and back inside the base. Phew!

So, with the card base "all at sea" it seemed a good idea to put something there to sail on it.

A yacht.... Voila!!

Needless to say, I won't be recommending, providing a tutorial, or repeating this particular card. 

However I have now learned how it CAN and should have been done.........

... But..... that particular card will have to be for another day. This one will set sail soon to be my youngest Nephew's birthday card for later this month. X

By the way there's a mix of papers on the card:

First Edition Wild Flowers for the sea. 

Dovecraft Simply Creative My Guy for one of the sails. 

A thin strip of First Edition Grand Plans along the yacht side. 

 

 

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Gingersgirl

Gingers girl

Sounds as though you had great time making this Diana....Not!...at least you stuck at it...me..I would have thrown it in the bin...I wouldn't have had enough patience! Well done though..I'm sure your nephew will like it.

Dido

Dido

Thanks Angela, I'm sure he will love it. It turned out usable in the end and I learned something. Besides, if I'd given in I wouldn't have got to enjoy writing about the whole debacle and sharing it with you. But I do see how anyone in the same situation might be frustrated enough to say... stamp on it... or somesuch! I nearly did. 😂

Scrapthology

Scrapthology

It was worth the effort, it looks great.

Dido

Dido

Thanks Scrapthology. It actually ended up well enough and I learned a lot. It's all part of the fun too. 😊

chris-ee

chris-ee

Fab !!

Dido

Dido

Thanks Chris-ee. X

dicards

dicards

Great card Diana, well worth all the trouble it caused xxx

Dido

Dido

Thanks Di. It's fun to experiment sometimes. 😂

reggie22

reggie22

That card is awesome! Looks amazing and your description of how you made it made me chuckle, Diana. I'm glad you stuck with it - the end result is fantastic.

Dido

Dido

Thanks so much Adrienne. It all makes it worthwhile... for exactly the reasons you mention! I am especially happy that the honest description of the process was amusing and made you chuckle. That was my hope. I had to laugh when the card kept falling flat and wanted to share the experience. 😂

Dido

Dido

Duh!! So sorry REGGIE!! I have far too many embarrasing senior moments and these reply boxes don't have edit facilities....(not just cards fall flat then)

reggie22

reggie22

Haha, don't worry, Diana. I'm glad it's not just me... :)

martinalucy

martinalucy

This is fab Diana, so glad you didn't give up at the first hurdle.

Dido

Dido

Thanks Martina. Now I know what happens if you cut away the central portion of a side stepper rocker card! 😂

MayJay

MayJay

This is wonderful Diana, I love it.x

Dido

Dido

Thanks very much May. 💕

kateBcrafty

kateBcrafty

a great card, love that crab!

Dido

Dido

Thanks Loopy. The card got posted out last week for my nephew's birthday on 24th. I should find out soon whether he likes it too. X

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