Hmmm....when I saw the technique challenge was a fancy fold, the first thing I thought was "it's gonna be trouble". I was right. But at least I had resigned myself to that fact going in. And it was really only trouble for a few reasons...
1. I also decided I HAD to give the Gilded Faux Silk another try (first time was horrible). It made the sliding top really stiff & hard to fold.
2. My measurements were a little different so I had to reverse engineer it. Sheesh! Will I never learn?
3. I keep getting sucked into the bottomless pit of hubby's plumbing reconfigurations. Not only has he acquired every plumbing tool known to man, he also constantly borrows MY crafting tools. Apparently, my tools are better than his tools, lol. And I have to help him reengineer the problem. (He's NOT a plumber..he's not even particularly mechanically inclined, lol.)
So..the gilded faux silk turned out better this time, probably because I needed snowflakes & blue & that looks good together. The fold finally cooperated. But then a fourth problem..silver & fancy folds are very HARD to photograph. It is what it is & here it is.
Registered: October 13, 2006 Location: North Attleboro, Massachusetts Posts: 4450
Mon, Feb 05, 2018 @ 4:13 PM
This is stunning. Love the beautiful color combination. I struggled with this as well. Score lines were all over the place.
Great plumbing story. I have markers and fingernail polish disappear all the time. DH ties his own fly fishing flies. I've helped myself to his feathers on occasion. shhh:)
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 90391
Mon, Feb 05, 2018 @ 9:42 PM
That lattice-work die for the tag looks amazing, and the delicacy of it is perfect with the snowy theme of this beautiful card. It wasn't too bad for me to change the size up s little when I made a bunch of these in December, but only because I had an A2 template in a file on my desk. If you were starting from scratch, it must have been much harder, even without the other distractions/complications. You did a fabulous job, Julie.
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 40751
Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 2:57 AM
Julie, this is gorgeous! Such a great technique (or two or three), gorgeous colors, beautiful die, super sentiment (love how you broke it up), and super fun story. The card is perfect and I am faving it, but the story is my fave. Many hugz
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