Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Folded squares

Stamps: Little Bitty Bird (PTI)
Ink: Tangelo, Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Long ago & far away, before Pinterest (yes, there was such a time) I saw this idea as artwork.  I thought "I could do that".  And then did nothing.  I have had a flick around likely sites today, but have failed to come up with the original piece.  If you know where to find it, please let me know.
 
CASology are using WHITE as the challenge word this week, & that's what triggered my memory.  Prior to today, I have scoffed at the idea of square punches.  I have pooh-poohed them soundly.  Because any fool can cut a square, right?  Wrong.  At least, this fool can cut one, but apparently not 12 identical ones. Even when I cut a strip & then only had to chop it up at the right intervals. Perhaps the picture I should be showing you is of my table, covered in over-large confetti comprised of squares-that-didn't fit & squares-that-can't-be-folded-exactly-in-half. I think a square punch may well be on my Christmas list.
 
 
 
Anyway, the card is a 5" square, & I used a 1/2" border all round to position my folded squares correctly.  I learned the hard way to stamp first, fold & stick later.
 
I just hope it's white enough.
 
Linking to:
CASology: Week 11 ~ White
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC70 B&W plus one

27 comments:

  1. So. Cool. I love these amazing ideas you have!

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  2. Genious! Love it, you are always thinking outside the box. TFS

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  3. saw this on Casology and loved it-such a cool idea and so effective

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  4. Wow, where do you get all these brilliant ideas,I wish I could think like this, you do such simple cards, but all of them ingenious.

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  5. Your card is great, as is your description of the project - love it!
    Julia

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  6. This is such a fun technique! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  7. Beyond cool! Love the pop of orange you added with the cutie heart! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

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  8. How fun is this?!! Love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!

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  9. very cool and creative card...

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  10. A fabulous card! I agree with your comment about square punches - I can never cut a proper square - my punches save so much time!
    Kath x

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  11. VERY COOL....pinterest can give us great inspiration!! Know what you mean about the squares...punches ARE perfect for some things...but your card looks amazing despite the difficulty:)!! Thanks for sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

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  12. oh wow! This is a really awesome design! Thanks for having some fun with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  13. I think it's white enough. I sure love how unique it is! I've not seen anything like it and I cannot believe you did such an amazing job with it WITHOUT a square punch!!

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  14. Super cool card! So light and feathery feeling and such great texture! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  15. Wow! What a great design? Original and CAS. Love your work. Thanks so much for joining with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

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  16. brilliant card, jenny!! a very clever take on the cue word!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology each week!

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  17. Hahaha, I've always thought the same thing about a square punch ... why wouldn't you just cut one with your trimmer?! Fun card, fantastic design!

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  18. Ha, ha, ha. Oh geez, I just see Kelly's comment. Exactly what I wanted to say. I now own one 1 1/4" and it's great not only for squares but also for taking that "bite" out of little sentiment banners. Love this card.

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  19. Love this! All that dimension is just so breathtaking!

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  20. LOL! It's definitely white enough. In fact, it's pretty darn cool!! Love all the dimension and the touch of red. Hope you get that square punch for Christmas... :) Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  21. What a fun card! Made me :)
    Love your story about cutting the squares. I have been doing that very thing this week. I was cutting 3 inch squares, and I don't think there is a punch for that (maybe a die). Try folding them in quarters, and then diagonally and have them all match up (for an ornament). Anybody can cut a square! Yea, right!!

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  22. How effective is this technique Jenny? Brilliant!

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  23. What a stunning idea! And to have have done it without a square punch too - what patience you must have! I crafted without a square punch for ages thinking there were much more exciting things to get instead but one day I just bit the bullet and got two, one slightly bigger than the other, and they've turned out to be some of my most used punches.

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  24. It is a beautiful card - very striking and eye-catching. I am running a competition for World Card-Making Day on my blog (http://christmaspiecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/world-card-making-day-6-october-2012.html) which is being sponsored by new craft magazine: Make & Craft. Would be lovely to have you join in.

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