Time has come round again for the challenge at Claritystamps. This month's theme is A Shaped Card. Loads of possibilities really with this one, cards can be all shapes these days. I decided eventually on Pyramid Card, which at first glance does not look like a card but can be left flat for posting. It is very stable as well because of the triangular shape. So many ideas as well for decorating, I opted for some parchment and used the new Groovi system from Clarity to help me. So relaxing and very very addictive.
My finished design
Then using the Elder leaf stamp I stamped all round the edges added some clear embossing powder and heat embossed. Difficult to get a good photo.
Next you need to score across diagonally on all three pieces of card. Use a scoring board and make sure the card will fold really crisply. Then the pyramid will form easily.
The picture above shows how the pieces of card were positioned for assembly. The black lines showing where the creases are. I used double sided tape. If wanting to post the card put tape on the very last edge but don't form into the pyramid, just put a little note in with card explaining how to assemble. If you are decorating at this stage, please be careful not to stick anything over the fold lines.
I chose to use parchment designs to decorate my card, so firstly cut two pieces of parchment into 5" x 5" squares. Using just a little bit of one of the border designs from the Groovi system I embossed around the edges and then used the Sprig design plate to fill in the centres. Just lightly embossing the leaves further.
Position the triangles onto the card again making sure not to cover the folds. Also be careful if using parchment where any glue or double sided tape is put as it can show through.
I have added some pearls as well along the scalloped edge. Then I stamped the elderleaf onto some card with black archival and using a white pen traced the design several times onto parchment. Next from the reverse side emboss the design carefully. I also added some colour with Spectrum Noir pencils and then from the front again carefully pricked and
snipped around the leaves. Took a while but very relaxing. Mine are not perfect but I am still learning this part of parchment craft. More practice needed.
The finished leaves were glued to the front of the card along one edge again being careful where the glue was applied.
Took a little while to complete but I am happy with the result. Parchment is so pretty.
Items used are
All available from Claritystamp
I hope I have given you enough information here to be able to make one of these cards. I can think of many ways to decorate them. Have fun playing.
Thank-you for having a look at my blog today. xx