Thursday, August 16, 2012

Square Birthday


I’m here with a post that I submitted to the CASual Fridays Challenge CFC65.  The challenge is to create a clean & simple square card.  I’m not sure how clean and simple my card is but I thought I would submit it anyway. My card is based on a technique/pattern called “the Traditional Pattern Card 1” from a book titled “The Art of Card Making” by Claire Sun-ok Choi, Lisa Kerr, and Susan Jaworski-Stranc (2005).  The technique involved overlapping triangles and trimming to create a flat, sort of patchwork design with crinkled papers and faux stitching. I strayed from the technique outlined in the book which called for using graph paper, metal ruler and an awl among other tools. I opted for simply punching squares and forming triangles from the squares. I then simply tucked the corners of the squares instead of creating an actual flat patchwork. For my cards shown below, I used the overlapping triangles to create a focal point for a masculine birthday card. The triangles were cut from patterned paper that I made with background stamps and I also used a die cut (from metal) as a centerpiece.  I’ve included photos of two different cards I made with the same copper centerpiece--I stamped a sentiment on one and I used a rub on “Happy Birthday” sentiment on the other. That’s all for now--thank you so much for looking!

Stay inspired,



  1. Oh my goodness - so many beautiful layers and elements! Every single one is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!!

  2. Wow, I'm so jealous, always wanting to produce "elegant", never getting there, but you do it all the time. These cards are so gorgeous, stunning background papers you made, and that metal piece looks as if it came from a jeweler.



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