This fun fold card making idea features a pleated card front that adds a touch of elegant whimsy. This quick card design is easy once you have the right measurements. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Finishing the Drapery Fold Card Design
Adhere the folded piece of patterned paper on the piece of 5 ¼” x 4” cardstock so that the folded even edge is approximately ¾” from the top of the piece of 5 ¼” x 4” cardstock. Stamp a greeting on the strip of Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock and adhere this to the card front so that it slightly overlaps the patterned paper. Tie a ribbon around the front and adhere to your card base.
While there seems to be a lot of steps, this card is actually quite easy. And it's a fabulous way to show off that gorgeous patterned paper you've been hoarding!
Last Thursday, I shared this unique pointillism coloring technique. If you missed it, go back and check out that post to learn exactly how to do it or watch the video. I just couldn't stop the dots! Here is another card design featuring the To a Wild Rose stamp set and the 'Tis the Season 6" x 6" patterned paper. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Putting this Beautiful Card Design Together
to start, I swiped my Cherry Cobbler ink pad along the edges of my cardstock and patterned paper to created a slightly distressed edge.
I stamped the images using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then, I used the pointillism coloring technique to color the rose using the Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. For the leaves, I used Granny Apple Green and Old Olive alcohol markers. I love the way this technique really shows up on the larger flower image!
I grabbed a greeting from the All Things Fabulous stamp set, embossed it with white embossing powder on a strip of Basic Black cardstock. I trimmed the silver edge from a piece of Silver Metallic Ribbon and pulled the fine silver threads to add behind the rose by twisting them in a circle and taping them with a little piece of tape. A few rhinestone basic jewels finished the card with a little sparkle!
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I love, love, LOVE the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper pack from Stampin' Up! This amazing patterned paper is absolutely gorgeous. The color combinations are stunning and work for any season, even though this paper pack is in the August-December Mini Catalog. There is such a variety of color combinations from bright, to earthy, to black and white. If you love plaid, this 6" x 6" paper stack is for you!
I'm hopping with the Pretty Cards and Papers International Design Team again today. I love blog hopping with these fabulous designers! This month, everyone is using either the Plaid Tidings or the Gilded Autumn patterned papers. Both of these paper packs are awesome and the handmade cards that everyone has made with them are fabulous too! I hope you'll take a few minutes and click through the whole hop to see all of their work. You'll find the full list of designers at the end of this post.
So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Simple Card Idea with the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set
I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set with Blackberry Bliss ink on a Whisper White circle cut with the Stitched Shape dies. I adhered the leaves under the sentiment and added a bow made with Linen Thread. Then, I adhered the greeting circle using Stampin' Dimensionals over the ends of the leaves and the center of the bow. To finish the card, I added some Bumblebee Enamel Dots.
The bow on this card is gold cord from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack. I also added a few iridescent pearls which work perfectly on this card.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you'll take the time to check out all of the amazing designers for today's Pretty Cards & Papers International Design Team blog hop.