Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Teabag Folding

Hi! I have become quite obsessed with teabag folding recently. Initially I was reluctant to try my hand at it. All those little pieces of paper seemed too intimidating! But now I find it very interesting.

When I saw the sketch challenge by Beyond Grey, I was very excited.




 I decided to combine it with the colour challenge by Catchy Challenges.



So here is my entry for BGC #27 - Fetch That Sketch by Beyond Grey Challenges and Catchy Challenges, March Season IV - Make a Congratulations Card in Blue and Brown.



The card size is 5 x 6 inches. I have used handmade paper in dark blue and white, both sourced locally. The pattern paper is from Itsy Bitsy.

I embossed the dark blue paper with the embossing folder Leaves, from Itsy Bitsy. I sketched the stem on the white paper and cut it with a craft knife and also rounded the corners with a corner rounder.



After layering the papers, I added the flower which was made using 8 circles cut from double sided paper. The fold I used is the classic Dahlia fold. Some small pearls made up the flower center (my daughter's recommendation). 



One of the things I like about teabag folding is how 3 dimensional the end result is.



Finally, the sentiment was hand written by my husband with a brown sketch pen. I refused to use my own handwriting; it is quite terrible.



I think this was one of the quickest cards I made in a long time. And I am quite happy with the end result.

Love,
Nan

P.S.   Also entering the following challenges:

Inspired By...#67
Crafty Boots Challenge

26 comments:

  1. really pretty and love the design are those only circles?

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    1. Thanx, dear. The flower needs 8 circles + 1 for the base

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  2. A beautiful card and I sure wish my handwriting was as nice as your husband's.

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    1. Thanx Robin. I also wish the same!

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  3. This is so pretty, love the paper folding! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

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  4. Very pretty card, lovely paper folding. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  5. I love your take on the challenge.Fantastic folding and love the way you sketched and cut the tree to show the lower layer.Thanks for playing along BGC challenge #27 Fetch the sketch

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  6. Wow ! I loved the tea bag folding flower, looks very interesting with pp !

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  7. lovely idea !!!
    The tea bag fold on the flower is super cute ! Thanks for sharing with us @ Beyond Grey challenges
    Hugs
    PJ

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  8. Great take on the challenge. Love the colors and the folding is just awesome. Thank you for coming along and joining in at Beyond Grey Challenges.

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  9. Oh wow! this is so beautiful and glad! everyone at home helped you.. :D Thanks so much for playing along Catchy Challenges.. Good luck!

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  10. i love the tea bag folding... AND AWESOME USE OF THE SKETCH

    Thank you so much for joining in at Beyond Grey Challenges.

    where are u based in mumbai?? mail me at jovitaserrao@yahoo.com

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  11. What a beautiful flower! Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Beyond Grey Challenges.

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  12. Very pretty I love this flower, great job!

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