Monday, April 18, 2016

Pleated Birthday Card


Today I'm sharing a "pleated" card, where the lower panel of dsp is folded to resemble a little pleat. The cardstock colors used are Razzleberry, Island Indigo, and Pool Party. The dsp and matching ef are from SU!, as well as the stamped floral images in the layered circles. I added a drop of glossy accents to the flower center instead of using a brad or gemstone. The layered circles are were done with MFT stitched circle dies along with a SU! bow punch builder for the tabs. The sentiment is from SNSS and the ribbon is Island Indigo from SU!

The Cards in Envy challenge this week is "Another Year Older" or in other words, make a birthday card. Their challenges are always to make a card that fits into an envelope without extra postage. This flat little pleat adds no bulk so I may make a few more of these.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol


17 comments:

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous birthday card! I love the design and how the paper is folded on that right bottom corner! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I have to check out that challenge you mentioned. They make my kind of cards--no extra postage needed. It's okay to see all the frills, lumps, lace and bulk but not realistic (in my book). I really like this pleated look. I've seen it a couple of other places and it gives a nifty added interest. Great card!

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the embossing and the paper pattern matches. AND the pleating? lovely, all so beautiful. LOVE it

cotnob said...

A fabulous birthday card Carol, lovely papers and matching embossing - a brilliant design.
Pauline
x

Heidi Stamps said...

This looks great! I have not had a chance to try this cute pleated style yet. Yours looks great!
I like the style of the sentiment too.

This challenge blog sounds interesting as I have really been trying to make more mailable cards this year! I will check it out. I appreciate your sharing the info.

Elise said...

I've never seen pleating done like that, you clever girl. Gorgeous work and yummy texture. You are REALLY making me miss our sport!

jimlynn said...

I've never seen nor heard of a pleated card but LOVE IT!!! Love the paper you used and this is just so creative and pretty. I'm all for the flat and non-bulk for mailing cards too!
Lynn

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant work love the colours and folded paper...beautiful display.xx
 {aNNie}

Barb said...

This is very different Carol. How fantastic your pleating looks. A very pretty card. Barbxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love this, and I am expecting a lesson when next we meet!

scrAPpamondo said...

You are a continuos surprise for me, always have new technique to sharing!!! I have nevere seen a pleated card... yours looks fabulous!! Love these folds! I must learn to do this!
...And the matching dp and embossing are just stunning, such a wonderful effect!! So simple but impressive! Amazing card Carol, really very well done!!

Angie said...

Oh man, I am not sure if my previous comment disappeared. I wasn't finished writing but poof it was gone. I love your use of pleats for your birthday card. Love the papers and the pretty ribbon! Sweet flower for your focal point! Love it!

Brenda said...

I love this fold, but haven't tried it yet. Your card is beautiful Carol! I love that the embossing matches the paper, so cool. It is cool too how you did your stamped flower on the circles and then used the bow punch for the tails, love this idea! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this technique! It makes the paper look just like fabric! I have that paper ... yeah! Thank you for the fun design inspiration, Carol!! Hugs, Darnell

Kathy S said...

Super duper fun pleat - can't say I've seen that before. I'm always amazed at the creativity of our entries here at Cards in Envy. Really appreciate your participation in our Birthday challenge. Take care.

Sybrina K said...

Carol, What a fun birthday card! Love that pleat, as well as the coordinating paper and embossing folder. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

wendipooh13 said...

love how you folded over the paper!!! thanks for playing with Cards in Envy!!!