Monday, 20 July 2015

Masterboard Monday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
So many people have asked about the Bendy cards I have been working on so I thought I had better show you how I make them.

I have not come up with this idea myself but not sure where it originated, there are quite a few to view on Pinterest if you need more ideas.

So lets get going.
This is the card I made and you can clearly see where it gets it's name Bendy as the front pieces bend as they fit together.

There are a number of ways to achieve this but I feel that the simplest and quickest method is to use a square card, you can do this with any size but I have used 7"x7" for this example.

  •  Open the card and cut down the centre about half way and then horizontally to remove this top section of card. This piece will be attached to the other side.   

  • I have cut a curve along mine as I am using a sea theme but when you get used to making these you will see how you can alter this stage to suit what you are making.
  • Next fold one side of the piece you have cut away to create the section which will be used to attach it to the main card as shown below.

  • Both pieces will then need to have a tab made which will be inserted to create the bend as shown below. You don't need to worry too much about the size of this as long as you make sure the slits fit. The one I made is about 1" wide and 1/2" deep.
  • Now we need to make the slits - one in the main card and one in the left front piece.

  • I did mine at  1" from the fold on the inside and 2" from the fold on the outside flap as shown below.
And this is what it should look like with the tabs inserted:

The length of these front pieces and the position of the slits can be altered depending how much you want the front to stand out.

  • At this stage it is time to decorate the card and you will realise as you do this that you need to score the slits again because you will be covering them with any paper you stick on.

I have used a Masterboard sent to me by my friend Gloria which you can see here:

And this is the finished card.
As I am sure you will see, I have added more detail to the Masterboard.

Inside Views.

 I hope the instructions and photographs make this clear but if there is any thing you are not sure about just leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

In fact I would love you to leave a comment so I know what you think.

For now:

Happy Crafting,
Angela xXx

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Creative Moments
Challenge 72 Anything Goes/ Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly Challenge
Don't Be A Square
Penny Black
July Challenge Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafty Card Makers
#143 Water


Candy C said...

Angela...this card is so cool! I love the dimension of it! Your masterboard from your friend makes for a great background. Love the fish stamps!!! You have created something to be proud of! I also wanted to thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog.

butterfly said...

Fabulous bendy card - how perfect the wave shapes are for the ocean theme - and a great tutorial showing us how it's done, thank you.
Alison x

Carole Z said...

Super card Angela, it really gives the feel of the sea, I went through a phase of making bendy cards a few Christmases back, great fun, hugs Carole Z X

Shoshi said...

Oh gorgeous, Angela! It's so three-dimensional! I love the curves too, to suit the sea theme (which as you know is a favourite theme of mine too) and Gloria's masterboard is lovely. Just right for this! Thank you for putting us all out of our misery as to what a bendy card was, too!

I am making some faux leather masterboards at the moment which should be fun to use. I've got to make a steampunk card and I think this will make a great background for it.


Shoshi said...

Thanks for your lovely comment which I've just spotted, Angela, and thank you also for introducing me to masterboards! So glad you like mine. Hope you will like the faux leather one too. Got chemo again on Fri. so desperately trying to do some stuff while I still feel well enough!


Redanne said...

I love this bendy card and I also LOVE the one you have sent to me for my birthday today!! It is gorgeous, thank you so much my lovely friend! Everyone here was very impressed with it too! Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Fabulous card design Angela, really suits your theme, love your decorations and colors.
Great tut..thank you.
Hugs Pam x

Jackie PN said...

What a fabulous card!! And thank you for the tut!! xo

Pamellia said...

Wow Angela, this is pure genius!! I love how you used your fancy wave card to create waves in an ocean, so creative! Thanks for the tutorial, might be giving this one a try! hugs :)

Shoshi said...

Thanks for another great comment, Angela - I have now completed the faux leather masterboard and it's on my blog. Hope you like it.


chanya13 said...

Fabulous card with lovely image. Love colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments Challenge, Agnieszka DT

linda said...

this is a fabulous bendi fold card! i love the colours and the aquarium scene. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

Shoshi said...

I'm afraid you'll have to wait a bit to see what I do with the faux leather masterboard, Angela! As soon as the recipient has seen it, I will post about it.


Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit, Angela - and I have to be patient too, when I want to share what I'm up to but can't! All will be revealed eventually, I promise.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #39

sandra de said...

Stunning card and thanks for the instructions.

Josephine said...

Fabulous card - what a great design!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

Lin said...

Angela this is gorgeous. Love the fishes, particularly the way some of them are overlapping the edges. Thanks for the great tutorial too.

Thanks for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity at Penny Black and More Challenge, welcome again, new theme comes on Sunday;-))m

Kristiina said...

Just tried this out, I like the result, perhaps the front layer should have been a bit lower... here it is:

Nannie4 said...

That's an awesome card, Angela! I am happy that you visited my desk again today and that you directed me to this tutorial. Your instructions are clear and straightforward. I'll try this now. Thanks again. 😊👍🏻

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