A couple of weeks ago I was looking through some crafty sites and found a technique called tea bag folding that I thought would be fun to try. Here is a photo of the finished result.
Cit eight squares measuring 2″ x 2″. You can make them all the same color or use a variation of colors like I did.
Fold each square diagonally from corner to corner. This will locate the center of the square for rubber stamping and accurately placing the design.
Using the a background clear stamp, stamp 4 corner designs into the center of the square. I used the second longer corner design to stamp on the outside corners so that the square was covered in rubber stamping patterns.
Once you are finished rubber stamping on your paper follow the remaining folding instructions . Step 2 – Fold the Square from side to side in both directions. Step 3 – press the folded edge up in between the two sides to give you an angled fold as pictured in (4). Do both sides and you will end up with a folded shape like (5). You will have two decorated triangles back to back. Be sure that your rubber stamping design is showing on the outside and is not folded up inside the triangle.
Follow this prodecure for each of the 8 pieces. Assemble the flower by placing the next triangle in between the two folded together. Your flower will look the same on both sides of the project. Use glue to adhere the pieces together.
Embellish the finished design as desired and you have a very unique and eye catching rubber stamped, hand made greeting card. You might also have fun stamping any other symetrical design on the squares for varying looks as you explore your own creativity.