Friday, March 22, 2013

Triangle Fold - Friends

Yogi here today with a card structure I saw recently and really liked... but no instructions BIG GRIN, so came up with my own. I've made it in two versions, and I like this one more, it's easier... But I was also in a finicky mood and is definitely more involved than normal, but the card can be made very simply too- your choice...

I die cut several border lengths (Spellbinders "Lace Doily Accents") from white cardstock, cut them to the length I wanted and then cut 45º angles on the ends. For this card each were 5.5" long. Cut a square 4 1/8" from the same white cardstock and adhere the edges with Double sided tape.
Cut the picot/teardrop shapes at each corner using the die cut shape as a template, inked them with Distress Black Soot and embossed with black embossing powder.

Cut 2 black cardstock squares 5.5" and adhered them to the back of the white square (see template below) Scored my lines for my folds using a Scor-It board. 

Created a stencil from some copy paper so that I would have a plain border around my card and the stamped "crackle" image would only land in the triangle area I wanted stamped.  Stamped the crackle stamp (Local King Rubber) using Perfect Medium and embossing with white embossing powder.
Cut 4 small squares approx 1.75" for the inside. Two of them from black & white scrapbook paper, and 2 from plain paper which I did some Zentangle designs on connecting the lines from the scrapbook papers so it became a cohesvie design.

Die cut the tag from the same die set, stamped the sentiment (companion stamp set "Some People Come") with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Adhered to center of inside square.
Die cut the large center piece from white cardstock with the same die set. Die cut two more from white cardstock, using a hard rubber mallet to only cut the outside edges. Stamp the quote on one of them with the Versafine black and clear emboss. Then use the detailed die cut as a stencil, sponging Distress Mustard Seed lightly through the openings. Did the same sponging on the 2nd piece and then adhered it to the detailed die cut. Adhered this double layer to the front triangle (putting tape only on the left half side), adhering the design right up to the center of the picot edges. 

Apply some double sided tape to the quote piece (only on the right half section). Place a piece of removable tape to the underside of the yellow piece and place the quote piece to it, aligning it perfectly. Fold your triangle flaps together and press down on the center to adhere the quote piece. Carefully remove the removable tape. - Both sides are perfectly aligned.

Adhere a large jewel in the center.

I added the quotes around the edges with a pointed pen and a white mixture of ink (Copic Opaque White mixed with some H2º).
I also cut a miniscule amount from the bottom points so they would be flat points and stand more easily.

Quotes: all from unknown authors
There is a wonderful thing that gold cannot buy. A blessing that's rare and true. And that's the gift of a wonderful friend, like the friend I have in you.
Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a lot of little things.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.

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8 comments:

  1. I like yours and I appreciate the instructions.

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  2. Oh, this looks fun! I love new ways to fold cards. Thank you, Yogi! :-D

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  3. Clever card. Thanks for the instructions.

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  4. Beautiful, cant wait to try it.
    suz, chilliwack

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  5. Wow...you're so inventive Yogi. I love it!

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  6. One for my "to do" list Yogi....very pretty!

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  7. fun fold-must give it a try as soon as I figure out the fold I am currently futzing with!

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