Saturday, June 22, 2019

Infinity Card

So, I've been seeing these cards around on the internet--the infinity or never ending card--and finally took the plunge.  And, oh my goodness!!!  It was so fun and so much easier than I thought it would be!  I decided to make this for a young man in our family that just graduated from High School.  I used this fabulous tutorial (though I am sure there are plenty out there).  It's kind of hard to show how this works in still pictures, but hopefully you can see how it works.  This is the front (or at least what I intended to be the front; it's hard to have a front when it never ends!):
 As it changes to the next panel:
 Panel number two:
 As it opens to the third panel:
 Panel number three:
 As it changes to the final panel:
The final panel with a spot left for writing the greeting:
Oh, and wait!!  It goes back to the front panel!  What??
If you have not tried this kind of card before, you have to give it a try!!  I used papers with bright, celebratory colors and patterns and tried to vary them throughout the card, while keeping the stripes going all through it.  All the caps and diplomas were stamped on scraps of white card stock, colored and fussy cut out before sprinkling them throughout the card.  And the "g" for "grad" was actually in my bits and pieces stash and was the basis for the color combo.

1st Panel:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Class of" and "Grad's Cap and Diploma" (both wood mounted sets are on sale right now)
Dies: Papertrey Ink "By the Numbers"
2nd Panel:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Grad's Cap and Diploma"
Dies: PaperTrey Ink "congrats" die and "bookprint lowercase alphabet"
3rd Panel:
Stamps: Verve "Shine Bright"; Repeat Impressions "Grad's Cap and Diploma"
Dies: PaperTrey Ink "Sparkle and Shine" die; Verve "Star" dies
4th Panel:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Grad's Cap and Diploma"
Dies: PaperTrey Ink "Bookprint lowercase alphabet"; Verve star die

Unicorn Challenge #44--for the men/boys
Crafty Calendar--masculine
SheepSki Designs #27--for someone special
Creatalicious #165--spots and/or stripes (lots of stripes)
Paper Funday #6--anything goes with optional twist: for the guys
Dare 2B Artzy--shaped cards (I don't know if this qualifies, but it is constantly changing shape and when opened to the 3rd panel, it's definitely shaped.  If this doesn't fit the challenge, please delete my entry)
Crafty Creations #392--anything goes
Creative Fingers #166--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #221--boys/men AND/OR rain/sun
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
The Paper Shelter--stripes AND/OR dots
Penny's Challenge #435--anything goes
Double D--pick a pattern (I used a LOT of patterns on this; but my favorite is probably the stripes)
Try Stampin' On Tuesday #412--fun fold and/or sketch


Joy Wilson said...

The grad had to have had a blast opening this card! So creative and I love the colors! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Barbara Bruder said...

Your infinity card is a great card. These bring a smile to everyone's face. Great idea for a grad. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Chris said...

Infinity cards always look pretty amazing, this one is brilliant, love the bold design with colours and papers you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

Darlene said...

WOW! This is awesome ... how very special! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pick A Pattern’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow! I've seen these, but they still amaze me. Whoever dreamed this up is very clever! Absolutely perfect for a graduating guy. The card just goes on and on, sort of like the future ahead of him. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double D!

Heather said...

Holy smokes, this is totally amazing! Incredible fold, and perfectly coordinated colors and theme for graduation! You really blew the top off with this one! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is wonderful!! I've never tried one of these, but I'm SO inspired! Thank you! Fantastic design and paper choices and SO much fun! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

Linda Mc Enery said...

Hi Heather! Just popping back on behalf of The Paper Shelter, to thank you for sharing your card with us there too!

Catie Cuddles said...

A fun card.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

aussie aNNie said...

LOVELY designed work here with all the patterns….and many thanks for joining in our 'PICK A PATTERN' challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
{aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

anncreatief said...

Mooie kaart. Bedankt dat je ons bij Creative Craft Cottage-uitdaging hebt bijgewoond. Nog een fijne dag
Anneke DT

Karthikha said...

What an awesome graduation card!! Great you tried this fun fold card :)

Donna Scholz said...

Great card, Heather! I've never tried one of the infinity cards, either, but you have inspired me!!! Thank you for sharing your great graduation card with all it's bright colors and dimension with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Judy Woodland said...

How fun!!! I love Infinity Cards, no one can ever figure them out. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Pick a Pattern Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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Gail Hutchinson said...

Love this card Heather, have always wanted to make one of these. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs and good luck with your entry.

Gail DT

Melanie said...

A fabulous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional spots and/or stripes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…