I enjoy searching tea bag folding cards in Google images to see what’s new. Greeting card design ideas I do not see very often is the folded embellishment that is not made into a pie graph medallion.
Break Out of Your Paper Folding Mold
Three examples above. Various folds are used. I usually start in the center and fold tiles to put inside the ones in the center. Sometimes I will use as many as ten tiles to complete something to suit my fancy.
Spring Bluebirds Greeting Card
I photographed the process of making this card to illustrate how this can be accomplished.
Directions For Creating A Freestyle Tea Bag Fold Medallion
Follows are the steps to create a spring season card like this one with three variations of the origami water bomb fold. Ten tiles are used.
The paper used for this card is of a 32 weight. 28 weight will lay flat enough for mailing your card.
Fold four tiles like the last four without the corners turned. I squished the pointed folds behind the diamond square to bring out the birds. Two examples are shown I will use the one on the right.
Put the two finished double birds kites on the top and bottom of the center medallion. You are finished with a free style tea bag fold medallion. This technique can be used for endless variations and relief of boredom.
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