This card was created to compliment an autumn birthday teepee card I had made earlier which was done in oranges and browns. This one plays off the orange by using the contrasting color of blue with accents of browns and green. The recipient likes to fish so I used a fishing stamp set by Stampin’ Up and papers from my storage box of “masculine papers” (brands listed under supplies.)
Teepee cards-so named because of the shape, are easy cards to construct from three squares of cardstock that are all the same. You score each diagonally from one point to the opposite point and fold in half to form a triangle. Then you glue one of the squares to the left side triangle and another square to the right side of the triangle/center square. I recommend watch Sam Calcott’s Mixed up Crafts video for a step by step. (My card base is made up of three 5 ¾ inches squares of double-sided paper by Craft Consortium.) I cut three 5 ½ inch squares of green paper by Graphic 45 and then diagonally cut the square to get the 5 triangles I needed for the middle mat layer.
Once again, I want to have peek-a-boo-doors on the teepee card, so I added two flaps using the smallest and the medium circle dies in the Lawn Fawn circle flaps dies set cut into the top layer of triangular cut paper. Because I wanted to use the doors as platforms to set a hook and a large fish on, I used pop-out cubes to make them stand away from the card base.(My card used patterned blue paper by Authentique cut from 5 ¼ inch squares.) I also cut two additional circle flaps from the same blue paper to cover the back sides of the flap doors and squares to inlay behind the flap door matching the pattern. The pop-up cube to support an object is common, but I really learned the power of it from Karen Burniston’s Frame Pull Pop-up.
I fussy cut all of the card’s stamped images and sentiments after I had use watercolor pencils to color them. The happy Birthday rosette is made from a foiled topper from a card kit and ribbon gathered by needle and thread and then glued to the back of the topper.
The back side of the card has a cream-colored triangle for a personal message. The card is secured with a hook and loop square glued to one corner of the back flap and the connecting triangle.
I intended to have this card fold flat to fit inside a catalog envelope (9 inches x 6 inches) but I put the fisherman with his long pole and fishing line on the wrong panel. (Yes, it is real fishing line glued between two layers of the stamped fisherman and pole). The fisherman and the fish should have been where the other is, so that when folded flat the overlap lays on the cream panel so it will fit into a 9 x 6 inch envelope. But this card will be mailed in a larger padded envelope with a small diagram so the recipient will know how to stand it up for display and for good CRX. The back of the envelope is stamped with a fish.
- Stampin’ Up – Cling Stamp Set – Best Catch – 148598
- Stampin’ Up – Classic Stamin’ Pad – Chocolate Chip
- Nuvo – Watercolour Pencils – Elementary Midtones and Dark Shadows
- Craft Consortium – Essential Craft Papers – Metal Textures – 12 x 12 Premium paper pad.
- Authentique – Rugged Collection Kit – 12 x 12 – RUG012
- Graphic 45 – Master Detective 12 x 12 Patterns & Solids -4501572
- Foiled birthday topper from Flying High Craftwork Cards 8×8” paper collection from Papercraft Essentials Issue 175.
- PVA Glue – Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
- Hook and loop tape
- Foam squares
- Metallic organza ribbon from my stash
- Zebco – OmniFlex – 20 lb. 9.1 kg Line – monofilament fishing line
- Needle and thread