Sunday, 10 April 2016
ANOTHER CHALLENGE - PLEATED SKIRT FOLD CARD
The thing I love about doing challenges is it really helps to motivate you and send you in different directions. I'm sure I'm not the only crafter to sit at their desk and think what can I do? Especially if you have limited stash and seem to be using the same stamps over and over again.
I loved this new challenge blog I found - called Watercooler Wednesday - and this week's challenge was a Tic Tac Toe! Interested? This is what they give us to work with and as in the game you can take three of the choices horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
I chose to try the third vertical box Fun Fold, Stripes and Any Shade of Purple. My card uses the skirt fold technique and I've used the SU Designer Series Paper with the stripes on show and the scallop showing the flowering underside of the paper, all in gorgeous purple. There is a touch of Pool Party on the card and the flower just to balance the purple a bit.
To make the skirt fold, I used a piece of Designer Series Paper cut to 7 3/4" x 3". On the right side of the paper make a small mark with a pencil 1.5" down from the top corner.. Along the bottom of the paper make a mark 3" from the left corner. Using a paper trimmer cut the two marks to create the angle. Score the paper along the long uncut side at 3" 3.5", 5 and 6 1/8".Simply fold the pieces as if it were an accordion. You can glue them in place if to keep them secure. Add to your card stock and decorate as you would like. If you want more folds, add more score lines.
I love this challenge and may even try and do some others using different boxes.
You'll find the challenge here if you want to have a go.