Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Try a Pleat Technique?

There is fun stuff happening over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We are adding paper pleating to our projects.  Pop over and check out all the good stuff.  It's a fun way to add great dimension and interest to your cards and such.  Try it for yourself and join the challenge.

I do have a tutorial for paper pleating from last year--click here.

For my card I used one of my very favorite new stamp sets from Stampin' Up! called Postage Due mixed with the Comfort Cafe DSP.  I used my Simply Scored to pleat my paper.  I scored at 1", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", and so on across a strip of 12" x 1 1/2".  I do such a large strip so I can pleat and then center and size to exactly what I what.  For the large collage stamp image I used markers to ink everything up.  I know it's one of the most basic techniques, but using brush markers on stamps is my go to number one thing to do.

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Postage Due, From the Heart
Inks - Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, & Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers
Papers - Comfort Cafe DSP, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, & Midnight Muse Card Stocks
Accessories - 1" Sqaure, Scallop Border, & Postage Punched, Basic Pearls


  1. Love your card! Love the coloring on your image also.

  2. Love that DSP! I just ordered it and can't wait for it to get here.The postage due set is very classy. Love how your pleats are spaced out. It looks like very pretty drapes. That's how I wish mine would have turned out, lol. Lovely job Elizabeth!

  3. Beautiful!!! Love the box pleates!!! Love the pearl accents- great touch to the pleats!!! Great color combo!!! Great job on coloring your image!!!

  4. I am awestruck. I love this card so much I just want to have it! :) Every pleat is perfect, everything is placed just right, your color combo is really fresh and trendy. I just love it all, right down to the little pearls in the middle of the bicycle wheels!

  5. Ooohhh . . . your creation is perfectly delightful! I'm loving all of it, including those pleats :)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I must get this set!

  7. I am with Angie - just gorgeous - and I need this set!

  8. perfect. What else does one say? This set did absolutely nothing for me, and your card just sent off "must have it's." Your pleats are perfection, the colors are perfection, the pearls are a perfect addition. WOW!