Friday, July 29, 2016

Pleated

I have seen these type cards quite a bit lately so I had to give it a try. They are sometimes called draped cards and there are all kinds of tutorials out there to try, just google it.  If you would like to try the one I did, you can find the tutorial HERE.

The big flower came from an old Daisy D's paper, there were many flowers on a page with some extra circles and you punched them out.  I have one flower left on that paper pack.  I did cut into the flower so I could shape the petals a bit and added an extra circle center to it with some foam tape to give it some lift.  The ribbon is paper I cut with die, link is below in the list of supplies.


K&co. --- Classic Designer paper
Daisy D's -- Attic Flowers
Cheery Lynn Designs - Alison's ribbons
Stampendous -- Orchid greetings sentiment stamp

It was fun to do and I really creased the folds and taped them down with my scor-tape that is heavy duty and the card was really flat for mailing.

Wishing you a creative and fun weekend ahead.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today,

Connie

14 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a beautiful card, and I love the pleated DP. And your beautiful flower is lovely with the center. I love the Cheery Lynn ribbon die. I've not seen that before, but it looks like real ribbon. Love the colors, and i know that will be loved! Hugs, sweet friend, and have a great weekend and keep cool!

Darlene said...

Oh this is awesome Connie! I've been meaning to give this technique a whirl but just haven't gotten around to it yet! Thanks for inspiration ... Have a great day!

April said...

I love the "drape" cards and yours is so lovely with beautiful papers! Great job!

Donna Phelan said...

That's a pretty fold! Love your Designer Papers and that big bold blossom!

Heidi Stamps said...

Your pleats are gorgeous! I love the big flower, too! Very neat card!

I have seen the tutorials, but I do not have too much double sided patterned paper that is long enough for those tutorials. I do love the look, though! TFS!

Janice said...

I love this fold and have yet to try it myself! Such pretty papers and I love the bloom too.

Diane said...

Super cute technique and colors Connie.

Hugs Diane

Shoregirl said...

Super fun technique and I LOVE that big flower!!!! So pretty!

Hussena said...

Such a great technique, Connie. I have never heard of it before, so thank you so much for sharing the link. Your card is so pretty. Love the ribbon die-cut.

Debbie said...

visually, it is so beautiful!! you do a wonderful job matching papers together!! have a wonderful weekend connie!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Soooo pretty, Connie! I like the way your draping turned out. You chose the perfect paper to show it off, and what pretty paper it is! Love that big flower with its printed center. Very nice!!

Lowcarb team member said...

A very nice card indeed, it must have taken a little while to produce, but well worth it. I really like it.

Wishing you a relaxing weekend

All the best Jan

Kim said...

I love the draped paper; such a pretty pattern. The big flower makes such a happy statement and the added circle in the middle is a lovely finishing touch. One couldn't help but smile when they open the envelope and see this pretty card, wishing them a happy birthday.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Lovely card, and I love this new drape technique on cards!!! You did a wonderful job with the flower and color choice!