Crafted By Colette

A place for me to ramble about my art and crafting exploits.

Endless Card

I got inspired again by one of my favourite sources of ideas. Megan Weller on YouTube.

In one of her Creative Things To Do When You’re Bored videos, she cut and glued a sheet of paper in the right places to make an endless card. You can fold it open, fold it open, fold it open, fold it open, fold it open, etc etc.

The video below should start at the right place.  If I messed it up somehow, the Endless Card begins at about 5:00.

She covered hers with animal prints, but naturally I decided it would be a good idea to do monsters. Because I was going to use my alcohol markers I took a piece of card stock, cut it to size with my trimmer, and got folding and cutting.

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I used a tape roller to glue the appropriate squares and ended up with this.

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It doesn’t lie completely flat because it’s really thick. But I sketched out some monsters anyway.

Maybe it was my folding – we all know I’m not very precise – or maybe it was the card stock. But there were lots of bits where it overlapped and lots of little gaps. But I carried on regardless.

 I started colouring the first one…

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…And hit the problem I’d forgotten about. Alcohol markers bleed.

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So I carefully pried apart the glued sections and unfolded the card.

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I used the position of the monster halves as a template on two square sheets of normal printer paper.

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I coloured these in separately.

Then I used the tape roller to glue the two sheets together, and did the folding and cutting.

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It’s not perfect. It’s still thick because it’s two sheets glued together. But it’s cute and clever nonetheless.

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It is hard to demonstrate the endless unfolding in photos though, so I took a little video to show you.


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