Monday, July 28, 2008

Tea Bag Folding and doodle tab from Mel

This month's TBF [Tea Bag Folding] challenge on Circle of Crafters asked us to make a card using a specific fold - Xing Fold Variation 9. The fold is one of the very many invented by Jeannie Pelletreau. Her nickname is "Queen of Folds" :)

To make a medallion using the Xing Fold V9 one needs 14 square tiles. The vast majority of the folds use 8 tiles for a medallion, so I usually print my tile sheets with 8, or sometimes 12 tiles. Never with 14.
As my printer is not functional for the moment, and it might be a long(er) moment ;) before I replace the colour cartridges, all I could do was combine two sets of tiles I already had.
One tile is made by my friend Carol (the darker, tartan-like one) and the other one is mine (pinkish with a tiny white flower).

Making tiles for tea bag folding is one of my favourite activities, I can play with Kaleidoscope Kreator or with the Kaleidoscope effect in Paint Shop Pro for an entire day and never get bored. :)

I've used a lot of stuff on this card and I am aware it is too much, but I really liked the outcome. :-D

I stamped and heat embossed the blue cardstock with a stamp from the TAC's "Swirly Gigs" set - I love those!
I then stamped the two flowers on printed paper and cut out and 'lacquered' them with clear nail polish. [What can a girl do when she doesn't find real crafting supplies in her big city? LOL]
The flower stamp is also from TAC (The Angel Company), this time the "Petal Pack" set.
Punched the tiny swirls and pinned them with rhinestones in the flowers' centers.

For the sentiment I used one of Mel's doodle tabs - they are so special and cute, thank you, Mel!
I coloured the little tab with blue nail polish and added a stamped "Thanks" (TAC again).

Well, without further ado ;), here's my "rich" card...

As always....
Thank you for looking and hope your today was/is a great start of a new week.
<----- free animation from Cuddly Buddly Crafts


2 Worlds said...

Great card !

Hausfrau said...

I don't know, I don't think this card is too 'rich' looking or has too much stuff on it--methinks it's quite nice actually. :-)

malieta said...

Very cute card and I love the tea bag fold technique!

Heather "Hev" said...

Gorgeous card Mada :)
Good luck in the draw!
Have a fantastic day :)

MichelleO said...

Very pretty! Love the look of the Tea Bag folding...wish I could sit down and try this!