Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Drapery Fold Technique

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

I recently saw this "drapery fold" technique idea, and just had to share it with my peeps at the last stampers' club.  I have seen several different fold dimensions, but I really liked this tutorial done by Lyssa Zwolanek.  It is really easy to follow, and simple dimensions as well.  You'll start with a strip of designer series paper -- 11 1/4 x 4".  Score at 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10".  Cut a "wedge" off the bottom -- angling up from the 3" score line to the opposite short edge, leaving about 1 1/2" of that 4" side in tact.  Accordian fold your DSP and this is what you get!  So easy, and yet so awesome!  Lyssa did a great job with her photo tutorial, so be sure to check that out for step by step instructions.

For this card, we used Sahara Sand as the card base, and strips of paper from the Timeless Elegance pack, which has sold out already, unfortunately.  However, you could do this technique with any DSP that has a coordinating pattern on the opposite side.

Also featured on this card, are the Botanicals dies as well as the Blossom Bunch punch for the flowers.  The sentiment and that lovely little frame, is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating die set.  I really love the sentiments in that stamp set.  Simple, elegant, and coordinating messages for the insides of your cards.  We used Soft Suede ink to sponge around the flowers, to enhance that vintage look.  And, last but not least, some clear Wink of Stella adds that gorgeous shimmer to the flowers!  LOVE that stuff!  Easy to apply, dries quickly, and zero mess!

Only two weeks until the NEW Catalog will be here!  Yeah!  Grab your last retiring must haves before they are gone!

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