Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Tee-Pee Card

Last Christmas my crafty friend Moz sent me an interestingly shaped Christmas card.  It's intrigued me for almost an entire year, and eventually today I decided to try and figure out how to make one myself.  I was able to figure it out from her card but there are numerous You Tube tutorial videos should you want to look it up.

A friend needs some prayers after some rather complicated surgery and since I was thinking of her whilst I was trying to figure out this card shape I decided to make it for her.

(I am also going to enter it into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Anything Goes".)


I used PTI cardstock, patterned paper as well as the flower stamp.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  I dry embossed one of the panels, you can just see that bit sticking out on the right.  I had forgotten how much I liked some of these embossing folders.

I traced the word "prayers" with some glossy accent, a trick I learned watching my friend Lisa!

Although I do like how this turned out, in my mind it's not really a practical card.  Don't get me wrong, it folds flat and will fit in a standard envelope....but how the heck do you explain to the recipient how to make it stand this way, that there is a small slit in one of the back panels to slot the one layer into.  So I may just hand deliver this one!  I cut out a piece of white copy paper and wrote my message on it and adhered it to the one inside panel.

Wishing you a great weekend!

15 comments:

Lisa said...

What a beautifully shaped card- intriguing -like you said! I don't think I have ever seen one like it.
Hope your friend is doing alright- she will surely love this card :)
Glad the glossy accent tip came in handy :)
See you very soon my friend!!XX

Martha said...

What a BEAUTY this is, Brenda! And the sentiment is perfect! Well done! This will certainly brighten your friend's day!

Barb said...

What an adorable shape! I love this, Bren! Gorgeous, soft colors, and your flower is so beautiful!

Virginia L. said...

Love this SHAPE card! The composition is perfect in this, Brenda! What a cool card!

Nat said...

wow Brenda, I love the shape of this card. Totally beautiful! :)

Lisa said...

Very fun Brenda, this is sure to lift your friend's spirits!

alexandra s.m. said...

I had never seen anything like it!
It's beautiful and unique!
Thanks Brenda! and best of luck with all your fabulous plans ;)

Dawn Turley said...

it really is unusual. Lovely card Brenda.

joy said...

Good on you, Brenda! I purchased a card shaped like this in Colorado at a gift shop and thought I would try to make one like it. Never did. Yours turned out beautifully and I know your friend will love it.

Maureen Morton said...

I think these are fun....I often use them for Eiffel Tower cards. If you use stick-on Velcro rather than a slit, I think folks understand it better. This is lovely and the message is so sweet.......glad you tried it.

Rosemary said...

simply gorgeous, Brenda! it will be so very appreciated!

Pam W Merwin said...

So creative, Brenda! Love it - your friend will be blessed for your thoughtfulness ;)

walchowDesign said...

Very special shaped card, Brenda! Love the coloured flower on the muted bg!

Robin K. said...

I've never seen a card shaped like this! I can see how you were intrigued- it's awesome! I hope your friend's recovery goes well:)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Such a fun design!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa