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!