Saturday, 18 April 2015

Gone Fishing - Jane Collman

Morning all,

This is our last day Fishing here on the Blog.
Today is my turn to show you a concertina card I made for a
 class a while ago and the sample in the shop always
 gets a lot of interest.
I made a similar one, here on the blog several years ago when
 I was a member of the DT.

So here we go.......

To make this Concertina Card, first cut two pieces of white
 card 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" and on one mark a border 7/8" along 
the short edges and 3/4" along the long edges.  Cut out middle.

Stamp over the cut out piece, using the net stamp from the set
 and Memento ink.  Randomly colour with Copics. 
 This is the front of your card.

The other piece is your background, so again colour sky with Copics 
and stamp seagulls using Memento ink.  
You do not need to colour to the bottom of the card as it will
not be seen.

Cut two pieces of white card 4 1/4" x 4" and score every 1/2"
in the portrait position (shorter edge at top, long edge at side).
Stick each one with wet glue to the backside of your
 background card to first fold line.

You will need three more pieces of card measuring 6 1/4" wide
 to make the different stages of the card.  They do not need 
to be as deep as your card, but will need arranging at different 
levels to suit.

On first piece, stamp bushes along top edge.  Colour
with Copics and cut out around bushes.
Arrange to suit, trim any extra off bottom and stick again with 
wet glue to next fold. 

The next stage is a fisherman on the horizon, again stamp close to
 top edge of card, trim off around image, as you can 
see I did not cut out the little bit under the fishing line! 
 I coloured it the same as the water behind and as it is so
 small it does not show when looking at the card.
Colour the water but remember you do not need to go right 
down to the bottom as it will not be seen.

Add this layer arranging it to suit and trim off any excess
at the bottom.  Stick to next fold when happy.

The last stage is the fisherman himself, stamp onto the last piece
of card, colour and then trim around the image.  Also colour
and cut out the fishing rod and the fish.  I only used half the fish.

Stick fish to waterline and fishing rod to fisherman's
hand.  (Just realised that I didn't colour a shadow around the fish 
where it is coming out of the water....sorry!)  Using sewing
 thread or similar, start at fishing rod, glueing
on rear, then to top of rod, over to hand and then down to fish.
Add this last stage, sticking to last fold.

Glue front to finish!

All done.

These are good fun to do and fold quite flat to post.
Hope you all have a go.

Materials used -

White Stamping Card
Hobby Art Stamp Set - Gone Fishing
Hobby Art Stamp Set - Harbour Scene It (Seagulls)
BG10, 11, 72, 90, 93, 96
E00, 11, 13, 15, 70, 71
B00, 12, 91, 93, 95
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black

Well, that's it for another week, hope you've enjoyed our 
fishing week!

I'll be back tomorrow with our new challenge.
Wonder what it shall be this time, any guesses.....

Jane x


  1. Great idea to add depth to a card

  2. Your card looks great! I've never tried this type of card, not sure if I could pull it off , there is so much "wonky" potential!

    1. Yup lots of wonky potential but it really isn't hard to keep it straight! Go on have a go!
      Jane x

  3. Oh wow Jane, fantastic card!!!! I love your folding that gives depth, your stamping is perfect and your coloring so beautiful.. Thanks for the great step by step too. Happy week-end! Coco x

  4. Thank you all for your lovely comments, do try one of these they are easy to make and look great!
    Jane x


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