Today I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop. You might have just come from Jenny Hall’s blog HERE. This month’s theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is Black, White + One. Any colour you choose. There are so many options really. What to choose?? I really wasn’t sure what to go with until I sat down and started making the card. My +1 for this Blog Hop is BERRY BURST! Such a fun colour and I think it really “pops” when added to black.
Here is the card I created. It’s a Triangle Pocket card using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. Don’t think of this paper just for Christmas!
I found the original card inspiration HERE. I changed the measurements a bit and also how I made it so I will add the tutorial below for you.
You can continue on your Blog Hop now and then come back to see how you make them. Now head off to Sharon’s blog -> HERE.
CREATE YOUR OWN TRIANGLE POCKET CARD
You will need:
Base card – Basic Black 13cm x 10.5cm (5 1/8″ x 4 1/8″)
Inside card (I used as the inside lining) – Basic Black 12cm x 10cm ( 4 3/4″ x 4″)
Whisper White card 12cm x 10cm (4 3/4″ x 4″)
2 x Designer Series paper (DSP) squares 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″)
scrap card for embellishing.
1. Take your 2 Designer Series Paper squares.
2. Turn the papers so that the pattern that you want on the outside is faced down.
On each square fold the top edge in to 2 triangles. Be sure that both triangles on the piece match. I found it helped to just hold the mid point on the edge of the square with your finger or the bone folder as I folded it in. Fold up the straight edge over the triangles. I actually placed the paper on my paper trimmer and scored a straight line just under the triangles to give a crisper fold.
Open up the straight edge fold again. Place adhesive behind the triangles to adhere them down.
3. Place adhesive on the back of the patterned paper along the straight edge and adhere them down to the back of your card lining piece. (for this I used Black card). I added this step as I liked to hide the edge of the triangles to make it look neater especially as it is a colour I didn’t want showing.
4. Place adhesive on the back of the card lining piece and adhere that to your card base with the triangles sticking out.
5. The triangle pieces don’t meet in the middle but that’s OK. You can embellish the front. I added some diecut circles (one in black and one in vellum) and a diecut dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. On the dragonfly I sponged in places with the Berry Burst Ink. I also went over just the “friend” word from the Dragonfly Dreams set with a Berry Burst Marker and it was then cut with the smallest of the Lots of Labels Framelits.
6. On the inside white card insert I stamped the sentiment and the spots from the Dragonfly Dreams in Berry Burst and added just a little sponging around the edge.
What do you think? I think I want to make more of them that’s for sure. 🙂