Friday, November 28, 2014

Triangle Christmas card

This is truly a triangle card!!  It is triangular on all three sides and the amazing thing is that it can be folded and mailed in a regular
envelope!!  I started with three 4.25" squares of red cardstock each scored and folded diagonally.  I cut the decorative paper to 4" square and trimmed it diagonally - a perfect fit on the large triangular areas.  The little pieces (back side of paper) were cut to 1.5" square and cut diagonally.  I added faux stitching to the large triangles using a black gel pen.

The front features a vellum greeting which I folded over the edges of the paper and secured with double sided tape.

I added a length of black cording which I also adhered to the back with double sided tape and tied on a short piece to simulate a bow.  The scallop accent was glued over the cording and features layered punchies - the watercoloured poinsettia (Beccy's Place) over a green circle (SU) over a black scalloped circle (SU).  I hand cut a half circle to tuck the back flap of the card into so it would stand nicely.
You can see here what the card looks like open flat. It will be folded down the center, inserted into the envelope and sent on its way to my swap partner.
Below you can see the individual pieces before I glued them together.  The white strips is double sided tape before I peeled off the release paper.

My card will not fit into an A2 sized envelope so I will have to find a larger envelope.  To make one to fit into an A2 envelope use 4" squares for the cardstock and reduce the sizes appropriately for the decorative paper.  If you decide to make some of these for A2 envelope consider using 12" x 12" cardstock - it would yield nine 4"x 4" squares which would make 3 cards.
Really enjoyed making this card!!  Love swaps for stretching my creativity!!


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