Monday, August 8, 2011

Pyramid Card - Hand Stamped Sentiments #78

The theme this week with Hand Stamped Sentiments here is fancy folds .I immediately thought of a Pyramid card.

How to make a pyramid card was demonstrated at Stampin Palooza in Toronto in Oct. 2010 by Chrystine Richardson.  After the demonstration I had a chance to make one, and it was a lot of fun - and looked cool and funky.

I hadn't thought about this 3D special fold card until today when I  read Sharon Field's blog  here.  She made a pyramid card providing a tutorial as well.  She cites as her reference Libby Tyson's tutorial here

So I pulled out my notes and tutorials from Stampin Palooza (particularly Christyne's tutorial) and made a pyramid Christmas card for the challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments. I also used bits and pieces from Sharon and Libby's tutorials.

Stamps: Petite Pairs, Contempo Christmas
Inks:Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Basic black, SU Markers (Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight)
Papers: Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Letters to Santa
Accessories: 1/4" White grosgrain ribbon, rhinestones, embellishments cut from designer paper

This is the pyramid card in its standing position

It is held together in the standing postion by a slot made with an exacto knife -  and inserting one of the triangular points into it.

The inside of the pyramid card with its Chrismas message from Contempo Christmas

Remove the ribbon and the pyramid folds up and fits into a standard A2 envelope for mailing.

If you would like to make this card, check out Libby's tutorial on the link provided earlier in this post.


Krista said...

How cute....turning the pyramid fold into a Christmas tree. Now that's what I call a fancy fold. So cute and great use of all of the dsp. Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

inkedx2 said...

I love this fold. I have not tried it yet but hoping to soon. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


ArtisticInkspirations said...

What a neat shape! I hadn't seen cards made like this.. Nice job Maria!!

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