Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Teepee Card Tutorial

Hi cardmakers!!

Would you love to make your own teepee card? Well, go ahead and start by cutting 3 each 6" squares like this......

I had a blast making mine and was going to put together a little tutorial for you when I happened across this perfect one today. So no point in repeating things when you can just click this link and head to the Crafty Pad and follow theirs.

I can tell you a little about how I embellished mine though. Click the photo to bring up a larger copy to view for more details. This is mine flattened:

You'll see I added polka dot paper to the corners that are hidden under my shell print DP. These are small pieces I cut just to cover the exposed portion so not to waste paper. I believe they were 3" squares I cut diagonally. If you look an the enlarged photo you will see a small slit on the full polka-dotted triangle (next to the seahorse's back.) This is a simple perfect closure I copied from my Yahoo Group pal, Beth Babcock!

I'm terrible with flower embellishings and decided to add a aquariam/shaker box since my card is ocean-themed. The shaker round is a blister bubble from a trio pack of Prima rosebuds which I recycled, then filled with beachy colored seed beads and a diecut seahorse. I glued a backing of DP + CS which was slightly larger than the opening I cut in the card (used my circle Nestabilities). While the shaker dried, I cut a circle in the triangular section of the card. The finished/dry shaker piece was then glued into place on my triangular section of the teepee card. The outer ring surrounding the clear blister was cut using 2 Nestabilities dies that fit perfectly around. I glued punched circles in a darker green and added Glossy Affects to add dimension. This section still needed a little embellishing so I added a coordinating bow to finish off things.

TIP - don't try to use glitter in these. Static makes the glitter stick to the bubble and you can't see the innerds. I assembled 2 before I caught on that you couldn't see anything for the glitter sticking to the viewing area. You can see a small amount that I was unable to remove by clicking on the photo here-->

Next teepee card I make, I'm thinking of blunt cutting the pointy feet the card stands on since they seem to break down quickly. If anyone has a solution for this, please comment here. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!


Frances said...

Oh, Rhonda this is a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing the info. hugs, Frances.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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TeePee Tent said...

This is a creative design of making a card. I never think of creating such unique style - the teepee style.