Friday, 20 April 2012

Robyn and Jill's Fabulous Fans

Hi all - Jill here. For those of you that don't know me, I design and teach at Crafty Capers and work behind the counter 2 days a week.
Robyn (one of our very clever customers) made the gorgeous pink fan card for Nat's birthday, and I loved it. I had to reproduce it as the design intrigued me!  The other two cards were the result.

As promised here are instructions for the fan featured on the cards pictured below.
Start with a paper strip measuring 8.0" x 2 1/4". Working with a long edge facing you, make score lines every 1/4" along the strip.
Use a suitable Fiskars border punch along the top edge then fold at all score lines. The first fold is a mountain fold then alternate valley and mountain folds along strip. Last fold should also be a mountain fold. All folds must be very crisp.
On the front of your fan, adhere a strip of double-sided tape over the first and last 1/4" panels. Fold these panels back behind the fan and adhere to base layer leaving a gap of about 1/4"-3/8" between the two panels. It may help to lay a ruler on the base beside where you want the fan to line up your panels. Apply a generous layer of white PVA glue such as Tombow Mono Multi where the rest of the fan will attatch; push fan down and adhere. Adhere a bow over the centre of the fan or a rhinestone into the gap.
Note - If you prefer to work in centimetres, the base strip would be 20cm x 6cm and the folds every 0.5cm. 

The card below has been made using Kaiser printed paper, a Fiskars Lace border punch and Kaiser Lippy Red rhinestones. All these products are currently in stock at Crafty Capers.

The card below has been made with American Craft printed paper, a Fiskars Lacy Days of Summer border punch, Bazzill cardstock, a mini bow, and Kaiser Pearl Flourishes. 
All of these products are currently in stock at Crafty Capers.

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