Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Skirt Fold Technique

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Wednesday edition of the Blog. 

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring a fun card fold and showcasing the teacup & flowers die. This die is the perfect companion to the skirt fold technique that I used on my card.

Let's get started on just how I made this card and the fun fold I used. The skirt fold technique isn't something new but I think it has such feminine appeal. And, a big plus is that it's not hard to do.

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 this 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. The theme is Spring and you have until May 31st to enter. Get all the deets here.
See you again next Wednesday Blogger friends! Until next time......inky hugs. If you have any questions about what I have created just ask. I will get back to you with an answer.



lifesabeach32940 said...

WOW!! I was so impressed with your tutorial and card, I just ordered the teacup and flowers die. :)



Love your card and thanks for showing us how to make one!

Janja said...

Very nice and feminine. I like the teacup and pleated look.

Anita Kejriwal said...

Very nice fold

karen said...

Oh, that is a stunning treatment for a teacup! I'll definitely give this a try!

Vladuška said...

I love your tutorial. It is fun and card is beautiful.

Karen in PA said...

I case'd your beautiful card, Mary.

Юлия Кузнецова said...

What a great idea! I love your card Maria!

Joanne said...

Wow this is such a great idea and so cute! Great tutorial.