Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thinking INSIDE The Box!

Today's post for The Rubber Cafe is a fun one!  I'm sharing three cards with you using the Tea Bag Folding Technique.  The Kite Fold is the simplest Tea Bag Folding fold. 



First up, can you tell which TRC stamp I used for these cards?!    I used one stamp and punched a 1 1/4 inch punch and stamped/punched 8 squares.  One hint is to be sure you punch all 8 squares in the same place on the stamped image.

Why you ask?!  Because when you assemble your medallions, you will want them all to be the same so that you get these fabulous designs!

Card 2 uses the same stamp and I just changed which direction I folded the kites for a totally different design!
To fold the kites, you simply decide which corners you want at the top and bottom of your kite.
Then on the back I draw a line from tip to tip.  This helps you line up your edges as you fold them back so you end up with perfect kites every time!

You guessed it, Card 3 uses the same stamp, and a third orientation!  As you can see...the color scheme you decide to go with changes things even more! 

Copic Markers used: 110, B0000, B000, B02, BG05, G24, G20, BV000, V15.


Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe', Seahorse With Fish
Paper: The Rubber Cafe', Pugnacious White Cardstock Assorted Cardstock
InkCopic Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Embellishments:  Misc buttons, brads and paper flowers

6 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Michelle these are all wonderful!I have never used this technique-I will have to.Love the colors you used and the embossed background really makes the image pop.
Thanks for sharing

Karen T said...

Michelle, What a fun technique! Your cards are beautiful

reneabouquets said...

Beautiful job Michelle! I love how you got the 3 different looks from the same stamp!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!!! lovely lovely!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!!! lovely lovely!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, these are amazing! Absolutely gorgeous! I need to learn to do these tea bag folds :)