A little while ago, my friend Bobby of http://cricut.couple.blogspot.com/ made a frame card with an accordian-fold behind it that I loved, so I tried to make one. I really should have followed Bobby's tutorial but, of course, that would have taken more time than I wanted to spare so I just took the plunge!!! And besides I wanted my own spin on it!!!
I practiced using scraps from my scrap drawer and wow did I go through a lot of scraps, and I still wasn't getting it -- either the accordian behind the frame was too small or too large -- but it was always something that ended up just plain wrong!!! So I sat down and constructed it in my head! Well, needless to say, I didn't get anywhere near close to what Bobby did but I did get something!!! LOL!!! At least enough of something to think I'll be able now to go back and do a better one. I think when I started this project I was making it much harder than it really is. And, eventhough I want to do one that has my own twist, I'll still probably go back to watch Bobby's video tutoriral.
Anyway, I made more of a rosette acccordion to go behind the window of this card (being a test sample, I just hand cut the window randomly as it was only my practice card). I stamped the sentiment which ended up being crooked...uuugh... but I'm going to share this with you anyway because although it may not look great it took a lot of work just to get a COMPLETED card!!! So, ugly or horrid, like it or not...
I'll be doing a version of this card again, until I'm satisfied with the outcome!!! Soooo...., get ready, this may be a long and bumpy ride for you!!! I do hope you'll have patience enough not to run away!!! LOL!!!
Ha-haaa, have you noticed how I always try to cover up what I think is "unattractive" by using lots of Stickles and now Pearl Pens?!!! LOL!
Well, thanks a lot Bobby!!! What an inspiration and a headache you gave me all in one fell-swoop!!! But I love every minute of it!!! LOL!!! I can definitely say this was a challenge!!!
Thanks for stopping by, love you all and big hugs to you...
I'll be seeing you!!!