This month on the PWCO blog, I’ve been asked to do a challenge focus each Saturday – that means I choose a challenge from a popular papercrafting form (in this case SCS) and create a card/project using whatever the parameters of the challenge are.

I chose TLC275 (Try an new technique) which was a challenge to create a tent card.

I’ve never made a tent card before so I viewed the instructions (which can be found on SCS) and found out that it’s actually a fairly simple technique and that I would be able to do it!

I chose wallie the whale as my stamp of choice for this challenge and used some Jillibean Soup  patterned paper because the circles on it reminded me of water bubbles.  The paper is kraft with black and red/raspberry in it so I used black and red coloured accents.

Here’s the card:

I think it turned out quite cute and can definitely see me using this technique again.  You CAN fold the card (there are creases in the base so it will fold flat to put in an envelope and kind of spring open when you take it out.  Wallie is hanging in the frame – that’s why there’s a red string hanging down in the middle…he just kind of floats on the “water”. 

 Here’s a side view so you can see what I mean:

…and one last thing to share before I go…I made some custom pins for this card by coating stick pins from a dollar store with some fun flock.   Would you like a closer view of that?:

It was a great way to cover over the pre-existing colour on the pins and make them match my project.  I love finding ways to take one item and make it suit multiple projects.  I rarely buy (except for buttons and flowers – it’s a sickness!) multiple colours of embellishments…I usually stick with white or clear or silver or black as these are neutral and if there is a way to alter them so they match another colour in my project – so be it!

Enjoy your Saturday!  I certainly intend to!