Thursday, 14 July 2016

CC&S Challenge 182 Sketch: Teabag folded dahlia

Sorry that my post for CC&S is late this week; I'm caught up in the juggernaut that is the end of the school summer term! Due to summer holidays each of the DT is taking turns to host in July and August and this week Jane has brought us this quite simple sketch which gives us all lots of scope to be creative!

I was following some links in blogland the other day when I came across a blog of someone who has brought a clean, fresh look to iris folding. It's ages since I did any folding techniques so thought that Jane's sketch lent itself quite nicely to a folded dahlia pattern using eight double-sided circles.

The paper was a bit too thick to fold easily but I managed it in the end and must make a note to self to search out some less heavy double-sided papers for folding. It's mounted on to a birthday embossed background using the same paper just to add some interest.

Supplies Used:
Double Sided Printed Paper: Pink Floral Branch PMA 41652 (Papermania)
Embossing Folder: Birthday (Papermania)
Snippets: Shiny brad!

Enjoy the summer and don't forget to craft along with us when you have the time (I think it's my turn to host next week)!
Stef x


  1. A lovely card - beautiful teabag folding.
    Kath x

  2. I love that background embossing and the paper dahlia is a great take on the sketch. Another unusual and different technique for me to admire! Caro x

  3. Using origami as a focal point is brilliant! Love the embossed background too. Liz x

  4. Beautiful folded flower is such pretty colours, such an interesting idea to use up those patterned papers we (I) seem to hoard! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Bev x

  5. Love this folded flower and how it's finished with snippet!