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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just Believe Twisted Pyramid Card



My mother sent me an advertisement that she got that showed a picture of a card using this pyramid technique. The card example she sent me used a printed image but I figured you could do the same thing with stamps!
To make this card open like it does I ripped a Cherry cobbler paper to about 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I then cut my Very Vanilla card stock to 4" x 5 3/4". I scored it at 1/2" in from the long end so I could use Tombow and stick that down under to make the top fold.
To make the pyramid part of the card I made up a template to go by.

CLICK HERE for the FREE template!

And here is how you do it!

Stamp your 3" x 3" or 4" x 4" card stock depending on the size template you are using. You will need at least two identical stamped papers but three makes it easier to cut out. Print out the squares template on plain computer paper.


Place the template over your paper lining up the largest square with the edges. Using a craft knife cut out the smallest center square. Place the template over the other stamped image and cut out the next largest square. You can keep going back and forth between the two images and cutting out the next largest shape. If you have three papers keep the last one for the largest paper. If you are using the template that overlaps the edges you will need all three squares to start.


You should have 5 squares that look like this once you are done cutting. If you had three to start with your largest will not have the center hole cut out of it and it will be easier to put together.


Now you just stack all the images on top of each other using Dimensionals to separate the layers. Line up the images to get the squares at the right angles. Before I put them together I used a Cherry Cobbler marker to go over the edges so the angles would pop out more.


If you make something good with this technique, send me a picture!

13 comments:

Kristi-Anna said...

That is stunning!! Thank you for sharing the template!

Diane McKern said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing the "how-to".

lastivka said...

great card, thank you!

Danielle Denhardt said...

This is beautiful, Lynn. But I can't seem to get to the template. I keep getting a page that says I have the page requested cannot be found. Is this just me, or is the site you're hosting it on down right now?

Thanks!

onecraftymama said...

Thanks so much for sharing - this is absolutely stunning, and I would never be able to figure out the how-to :)

TrishG said...

That is a fun card with popped out angled squares. Very pretty set and I love the colors you chose for it.

Anita said...

Stunning! Thanks for the template!

Patti said...

This is beautiful. Will definitely have to try this.

Ms said...

just stunning.... thank you so much for sharing on how to create this. I can tell what I'm gonna be working on this week....lol

soggystamper said...

Lynn,
This is a stunning card. I would love to have your template but find that I have to subscribe to yet another site in order to download it. Is it possible for you to email it to me? Thanks for your willingness to share.
Sue Erickson aka The Soggy Stamper
sue@soggystamper.com

Anonymous said...

I can not wait until this weekend to give this a try. WOW, it is striking and I know my other stamping friends will love it too. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Marsha

cynthia richards said...

i too love this card and would like to make one of my own, but like others do not want to load another software for me to get it, can you email it to me,
lovetoscrap6@yahoo.com
thanks, cynthia richards

soggystamper said...

Lynn,
I finally made a card using your template. You can see it at http://www.soggystamper.com/the_soggy_stamper/2010/11/twisted-pyramid-card.html. Thanks so much for the template.
Sue aka The Soggy Stamper
www.soggystamper.com

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