Friday, April 16, 2021

Easy Vertical Drapery Fold Technique

Here's a card layout idea for YOU! I saw this Vertical Drapery Fold Card idea recently which I had never seen before, but there were no measurements available to CASE. So I decided to break all the rules and just have some fun. Wow, that was so freeing! No measuring except for the initial cut.

This card layout is super easy to do and you get two cards from this layout. 

Here's how:

1. Prepare two card bases - 4-1/4" x 11" with score at 5-1/2" to match the Designer Series Paper you choose.

2. Select a Designer Series Paper that has an all-over design.  I am using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper which is retired. Cut a 6" x 12" piece.

3. With a pencil on the 6" size, make a tick mark at 2" from the left side. Rotate the paper 180 degrees and do this step again for another tick mark. Then place your paper on your paper trimmer and line up the two tick marks and cut.

4. On the resulting 4" end run a line of Stampin' Seal adhesive, on the other 2" end, do the same.

5. Carefully stick the 4" end down on your card base and then stick the 2" end down. You will have a "hill" of paper between the two ends.  Here's where the FUN begins. Go ahead and make 3 or 4 pleats in your paper until all the pleats lay flat. Use your bone folder to score the creases. Make sure you try to keep the right edge lined up.

6. Then lift up the entire set of pleats and add some adhesive underneath. Press to card front.

7. Lift the small folded pleats and run adhesive down each one. Press down.

8. Finish your card with whatever greeting, colors, and embellishments you need. I used the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set and circle punches that I have in my collection.

This card layout is a great way to use up some of your Designer Series Paper in your stash. 
Have fun with this!

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