Monday, March 6, 2017

Lace trims

When I designed this week's project for the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Design Team.  I fully intended to accompany it with a short YouTube video showing you how the card was put together.  Unfortunately between then and now I have suffered a torn retina and so far have had two laser surgeries on my eye to repair the damage.  Consequently with very little vision from my left eye until it heals, I'm not working at my usual frenetic pace and I've had to scale back my immediate plans (for a while at least).  I promise to get the video done and I'll let you know once it's uploaded.

In the meantime, this week's What Will You Stamp Challenge is WWYS106 - Delicate Details, and this is what I came up with using this beautiful lacy set.

I created this teepee card using Very Vanilla Card and Soft Suede ink, with a little hint of Coppoer Foil Sheet peeking out from under the sentiment which comes from the Everyday Tags Stamp Set.  The lacy pattern on the sentiment seemed a perfect compliment to the pretty lace edging from the Delicate Details Stamp Set that I'd stamped onto the card and envelope.

The sentiment and mat were cut using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform with dies from the Layering Circles Framelits: #5 plain-edged and #5 scalloped edge (both counting from the smallest up).

The whole things was assembled using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) with Stampin' Dimensionals under the layered sentiment.

I've seen lots of versions of teepee cards but they either don't fit into a standard A2 envelope (to fit the usual 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards), or they're mailed with instructions for the receiver to finish the assembly.  My version solves both those design issues and I look forward to being able to show you how I did it very soon.  I hope you're not too disappointed.

At least I managed to get the pattern done for you...

If you want to stamp directly onto the card as I did,  you will need to do that before you start assembling the teepee.

Start with a piece of card 4" x 8" and score as shown by the blue dashed lines.   The measurement from the bottom corner up the left and right edges is 2-1/4".

Measure 1/4" down from the top edge on the left and right edges and cut off as shown by the red lines.

The second piece is 4" x 4" and scored diagonally as shown by the dashed blue line.

Fold along all the scored lines on both pieces and sharpen them with a Bone Folder.

Assemble the teepee by lining up the diagonal line on the square piece with the vertical scored line on the main piece.

To create a teepee card that will fold into an A2 envelope (Stampin' Up! Medium Envelope), add adhesive to the two areas shown in green on the main piece and fold them in towards each other (see photo below)

When placing your sentiment, fold your teepee flat and lay it on top of your envelope so that you can see how it will need to go in for the envelope flap to close.  You will then be able to attach your sentiment to the teepee knowing the space you have available.

UPDATE: - The folding teepee card video is now on YouTube and my second folding teepee card project can be found in my blog post WoW - Watch on Wednesday.


You'll not find this week's featured stamp set in the Stampin' Up! catalogues as it can only be obtained as a free item during Sale-A-Bration 2017 which ends on March 31st.  For every $60 CAD of Stampin' Up! products ordered (before shippping and taxes) you can select one free item from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Brochure and 2017 Sale-A-Bration Leaflet

Once you've begun the checkout process the system will tell you how many free items you've earned and prompt you to enter your Sale-A-Bration choices, for this reason you'll find the Delicate Details Stamp Set at the end of my supply list.  There's only a few weeks left of this annual promotion so do make sure you check it out before it's too late.


As I mentioned, this project was created for the What Will You Stamp Challenge WWYS106 - Delicate Details.  Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with this week.  If you have this stamp set we'd love for you to create a project and upload it to the challenge gallery, you might even be chosen as this week's winner and be invited to be a Guest Designer for WWYS108.


If you'd like to recreate today's project you'll find links to all the Stampin' Up! tools and materials I used in the table below.  Click on a link for more information and from there you can add the items individually to your online shopping bag if you wish.




I love your teepee card Tracy! Such a fun design. And the gold embossing is gorgeous! I hope your eyes heal quickly and you feel better soon. xo

Posted by Gail Davidson on March 06, 2017 at 10:38 AM #

Thanks Gail, No gold embossing, just Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla Card, it does create a nice effect though. Thank you too for your kind wishes re my eye.

Posted by Tracy Elsom on March 06, 2017 at 10:43 AM #

This is really unique and quite stunning. I love that you can manipulate the photopolymer stamps too. It actually does look like it could be gold-embossed too, as Gail has commented. Looking forward to when you're able to video record again too. And hope that eye heals well very soon!

Posted by geraldine homenchuk on March 07, 2017 at 11:07 AM #

Thank you Geraldine for your lovely comments on my design and your good wishes re my eye.

Posted by Tracy Elsom on March 07, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

Amazing, Tracy! I'm so sorry to hear of your health concerns. I pray that your eye heals soon and you are back to your frenetic pace, making lovely projects to share. Big hugs! -Jenny

Posted by Jenny Hall on March 08, 2017 at 06:18 PM #

Thank you Jenny. I'm hopeful that further surgery won't be needed and that given time my eye will heal by itself. Unfortunately I'm not a very patient patient.

Posted by Tracy Elsom on March 08, 2017 at 09:34 PM #

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