Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Triangle Fold Medallion Card

Happy Tuesday! The weather today is expected to get into the 70s and possibly break a record for high temperatures at this time of year! It's gorgeous right now and so hard to believe it is November and Thanksgiving is next week! But, we'll pay for it somehow some way. LOL It really reminds me of growing up in Southern California  and the Santa Ana conditions (my thoughts are with those suffering due to the wildfires-something I truly don't miss being around). My dad is fine, although his pool is black from the ash and he says you can smell the smoke. I'm hoping my friend Kelly and her parents are doing okay...there's a fire raging not far from where they live. Scary times for sure.

I decided to take a quick break from knitting and work on a card today. This is after I rounded up all the trash for trash day, ran to Wally World for a couple of things, took Steve's car to get an oil change (he car pools), and picked up some dog and cat food at the pet store, all before taking Jessica to school. I think I earned some time to create, no?  LOL

Anyway, there were some cards in my Reader today that really stood out to me using a technique called Triangle Fold Medallion. I wanted to see if I could make one. This card by Amy Sheffer of the Pickled Paper Designs blog I really liked and I used it as my inspiration. Here's what I came up with:100_5240

You can click on it to make it larger to see it better if you like. I tried following the tutorial you can find on Splitcoaststampers, but I just wasn't getting it. I then looked again at Amy's card and figured it out from her medallion.

I used papers from my Basic Grey Ambrosia paper pack. I thought at first you needed double-sided paper, but you don't. You can make it using one pattern design or several. The red, yellow and pattern paper is from the paper pack and the Grey Wool is from CTMH. The black is textured from Hobby Lobby and the white is from my stash. I don't know if it is CTMH or some cardstock I bought at Walmart. As you can see I used my Nestabilities to get the scallop circles. The tag is made from a die for my Cuttlebug that I have had forever (or since very soon after I got the machine) I used an oval Nestability to mat the tag. The rest is self explanatory I think. Oh and the card is 5 x 7 in size.

I like how it came out and think it's a fun technique to do. You might want to try it yourself. Winking

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are doing well in your neck of the woods.


PS-Anyone who uses Windows Live Writer...do you know how to format it so you can type single spaced? I can't seem to find a way to do that. It bugs me that my supply credits take up so much space.

Stuff I Used:

Stamp: On My Mind (CTMH booking set) "thinking of you"
Paper: Ambrosia (Basic Grey), Textured Black (Hobby Lobby), Grey Wool(CTMH)
Accessories: Bead Cap flattened (Michaels), jewel (Hobby Lobby), ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, embossing folder, tag die, bone folder, glue dots, circle punches


Alanna said...

Love your card and that triange fold is breathtaking. I don't think I could have done that, even with a tutorial.

And yes, the Colorado weather is GORGEOUS. I'm loving it.

Kathi Carlson said...

Your card is beautiful. Wow! Another fun technique to try - one of these days! As for your weather, I am SO jealous. It's cold, windy, and there's snow on the ground in Minnesota. Lucky you! Enjoy it.

Clearly Inspired said...

Wow, Jeanne! This is really cool! Great job!

Barb W said...

Beautiful card, Jeanne! You did a great job with that technique. Looks really complicated to me!

stampmonkey said...

Great job with the triangle medallion fold! That's one on my 'to do' list -- soooo pretty! tfs