Hello Blogger Friends and a happy Wednesday to you all. Well, school is out for the summer. Yesterday was our final class at preschool. Tonight we have a little program as a sendoff for the kids. They will be singing a few songs for their parents and guests. They have all done well during practice so it will be a great evening.
Today's post is a bit long but I have a photo tutorial of the card I made. This is also posted over on the CottageCutz blog for my Wednesday DT post. So let's get started.
Skirt Fold Technique instructions:
Step 1: Start with your choice of patterned paper measuring 3" x 6. You score at 3/4", 1", 1 3/4", 2", 2 3/4", 3", 3 3/4", 4".
Step 2: Your paper needs cut in order to create an angle. Lay the paper on your trimmer with the wider part that is not scored to your right. The 2nd score line should be in the groove of your trimmer. The top left corner of your paper should be at the 1 1/2" mark on your trimmer. It will be at an angle in your trimmer and you just cut from point to point.
|click on photo to enlarge to see score lines|
Step 3: Fold accordion style, back and forth, on your score lines. The finished folded piece will look like this.
Step 4: To hold the folds in place add some adhesive to the back of each pleat.
Step 5: Attach patterned paper to white card base. Base measure 3 7/8" x 5 1/2". At this point I also added my ribbon at the top of the skirt fold pleats. I think it adds a finished look. No photo of adding the ribbon step.
Step 6: Die-cut the teacups & flowers image. I used X-Press It card stock because I colored the image with alcohol markers.
Step 7: Attached teacup & flowers image to card base. Stamped a sentiment and added some enamel dots.
I also added a die cut heart from the brand new fancy pocket plus dies to the bottom of my card. I am giving you a little sneak peek of the new This N That CottageCutz dies that were just released. There is a 25% off sale right now at the Scrapping Cottage store. More to come with these fabulous new dies.
Just a reminder about our newest challenge and there are prizes to be won. The theme is Spring and you have until May 31st to enter. Get all the deets here.
Thanks for sticking around to the end. Hope you enjoyed the post- until next time.....God bless.
I am also entering:
1. Come and Get It Challenge is a fancy fold.
2 Craft-Dee Bowz has an anything goes with a handmade bow.
3. 2 Creative Chicks has an anything goes challenge.
4. Creative Craft Cottage has a 3 of a kind challenge. Mine is enamel dots.
5. Dies R Us has a birthday challenge.