April 2020 team swaps

My apologies for not posting sooner as I thought I had already posted this. Our April team swap was to create something using elements of the Hydrangea Hill suite. I chose to make a never-ending card similar to the one I made for my grandson using the Snailed It bundle.

The card base/mechanism is quite simple. If you plan to blend colors before adding the designer paper, use Whisper White/Basic White cardstock; otherwise use whatever color cardstock that goes well with the colors in your desired paper(s). Cut four pieces 3" x 6" and, in the landscape position, score all four pieces 1-1/2" from both ends. Burnish all score lines well, folding in both directions.

I decided to color the panels with four of the colors in the Hydrangea Hill papers: Old Olive, Misty Moonlight, Highland Heather and Rococo Rose. I blended one color per side of the cardstock along the edges and the score lines. This was probably the longest step in the mass production steps. My blending brushes did not arrive in time for this project, but now, bv using them on another project, I wholeheartedly recommend them. It would have made this step less tedious and less time consuming.

For the next step I recommend using Tear and Tape adhesive. This card is going to go through the motions multiple times as people view it or try to ascertain how you made it. Lay two pieces of the scored card base in the landscape position butting up against each other, making a square. Using the score lines as a reference, draw a light X in the outer corners of the square, not each piece of cardstock. Working one corner at a time, apply the Tear and Tape to the areas marked with an X, ensuring to leave the score lines Without adhesive. I used three strips of tape side by side with no gaps. Be sure to leave the paper on the adhesive strips until you are ready to use them.

There are eight locations that call for squares 1 1/4". I used the purple acetate specialty paper for these. You will want to use a liquid adhesives for this as the tape runner styles of adhesive show through the clear parts of the acetate. I used the thin tip liquid glue from Stampin'Up! It is clear and delivers only small amounts of super-strong glue precisely where you put it. For all other paper types and

locations, use your adhesive of choice.

I have added a PDF document with step by step instructions including pictures. I did not design it but found it on Pinterest.

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Here's what my project looks like.

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