Fresh Vintage pleat

I tried pleating card stock to make an additional detail on this card. See what you think –

I used the smooth Very Vanilla card stock – but this set looks even better on textured Very Vanilla or Whisper White.  It gives it a kind of cross stitched look.  The pleats are okay – but not very stable.  I used a 1/4 inch pleat – maybe try an 1/8 inch.  (I’m my own critic today!)

Stamp Sets – Fresh Vintage, Elementary Elegance
card stock – Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP, In Colors Pattern Paper pack
Ink – Early Espresso
Stampin Write Markers – Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Etc – Framelits Label dies, Scallop Trim border punch, Simply Scored, Basic Pearls, Sticky Strip, Petals a Plenty embossing folder

Enjoy!  Hugs, Fran

Updated: February 1, 2012 — 1:59 pm


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  1. Love the card and now you’ve got me thinking about pleats vs. tucks…. Gotta go play with this… thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day.

  2. I love the pleats!! Can you let me know how you did it? Why do you think you should change the size? This card is so pretty! I want to do it in a class next week, but need your help to figure out how you did it! LOL Not asking for much am I?

  3. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for the comment and for asking such a great question!  Let me start with how I did the pleat.  First cut a strip of card stock (which I think was 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – play with the width – not the length) and score.  This is where I would change what I did!!  I scored every 1/4.”  The depth of the pleat was pretty big – it stood out from the card too far.  I would suggest scoring 1/8″, 1/4″, 1/8″ repeated all the way along your 8 1/2 piece.  So it would go 1/8, 1/4, 1/8, 1/8, 1/4, 1/8 – used the markers that come with the Simply Scoring tool so you don’t lose your mind!  Then you box pleat the card stock and adhere with sticky strip.  If this makes no sense at all – let me know and I’ll take some pics to share with you.  Hugs, Fran

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