Thursday, January 14, 2010

Paper pleating

Good afternoon! I hope you´re all well and warm. I´m down with a small cold, that´s the downside to work at a school. All bugs love schools! My camera seems to have caught the bug too, the colours looks a lot more cold than they are IRL.

This is my first try with paper pleating, it gives a nice texture to the card. I followed the lovely tutorial at Just Magnolia.
The flowers are also fab for texture and I don´t know how many I made, only to end up in the bin. Then I found a fab recipe here. Bonnie has made several post about Bloomers but the link is only for the tut. Isn´t it amazing with the cardmaking society that people are sharing techniques so freely. You don´t have to buy expensive how-to books or classes, just need to spend some time visiting blogs.

Decorpapers: Laura Ashley
Stamps: Image is from Magnolia, flourish and old writing are Tim Holtz
Colours and effects: Distress Inks, Versa Color, Reprint embossing powder, glitter Panduro
Others: ribbon and buttons are from my stash

Just Magnolia: paper pleating
Friday Sketchers: follow the challenging and fun sketch, thanks Claudia!
Cupcake Craft Challenges: going girly, the image is very girly :)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: shabby chic

Warm hugs,

Maarit

10 comments:

  1. Hello Maarit

    Love your paper pleating, been seeing it pop up here and there and it really does add something extra to a card.

    Hope you are soon feeling better.

    B x

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  2. Hi Maarit,

    Sorry to hear you have a cold, I hope you are well soon.

    This is a beautiful card. The distressing and background stamping looks great and so do the pleats.

    Clare x

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  3. This is sooo beautiful! I love your card! And the paper pleating looks great!

    Thanks for joining is at Friday Sketchers!

    Hugs Tanja

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  4. What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the embelishments and papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  5. stunning card Marrit, beautiful paper pleating and Im so glad you enjoyed it..love the colours together...hope your colds better soon...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

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  6. Beautiful card, love the cute image and your distressing.
    Thanks for joining the Simon Says stamp Challenge.

    Iris and the DT

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  7. Fabulous card, adorable Tilda.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. Wonderful, so sweet and love the textures. Kim

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  9. aw shes so sweet, and well done, way to go!

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  10. awww ,, very cute card ,, lovely image and the papers are fab ! Lovely paper pleating :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x

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Warm hugs
Maarit