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,



  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

  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

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

    Thanks for joining is at Friday Sketchers!

    Hugs Tanja

  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

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

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

    Iris and the DT

  7. Fabulous card, adorable Tilda.

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

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

  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 :-)

    Lols x x


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