Stamps: Flower Shop, Suite Sayings.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Wildflower Fields DSP (SAB 2016).
Ink: Calypso Coral, Versamark. Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon.
Accessories: Iridescent Ice EP, button, Crisp Cantaloupe thick bakers twine, elegant dots embossing folder, Snail Adhesive, pencil, Sponge, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, glue dots, envelope punch board, Stampin’ Trimmer, scissors, bone folder, Banners framelit, heat gun, Stylish Stripes embossing folder.
I have seen the Pleated Skirt Fold technique also called the Curtain Fold or Drape Fold Technique. The fun thing about this card is you can use any DSP without much waste since it is cut at 3” x 6”. I am using SU Wildflower Fields DSP (2016 SAB) - the colors that match it are Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, White. I did find that the more color the skirt has, the nicer the card looks.
Prepare card by cutting white cardstock at 4-1/4” x 8-1/2”. Fold in half to create a top fold card – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold. Stamp and sign the back. Set aside.
Cut coral cardstock 4 x 5-1/4”. Run through the dots embossing folder. Set aside.
Frenchie has a wonderful video on how to score the paper so do watch it as she explains it really good. Cut a panel of DSP at 3” x 6”. Starting from the left and with wrong side of paper facing you, score at 3/4”, 1”, 1-3/4”, 2”, 2-3/4”, 3”, 3-3/4” and 4”. Turn DSP to the right side with the non scored side to your left. Put a pencil mark at the second score line to the left and at 1-1/2” on the 3” side to your right. Join the pencil marks and cut. Sponge bottom edge on both front and back in coral. Set aside.
Mountain and valley fold on the score lines. Crease the pleats with a bone folder. Put a touch of adhesive at the top only of each pleat to hold the pleats in place. Adhere skirt to the coral panel but do not apply adhesive to the pleats. Set aside.
Cut a strip 5/8” x 4-1/8” from Lost Lagoon. Sponge the long edges with coral and run the strip through the stripes embossing folder. Adhere to coral panel just covering the pleats a bit (measure down about 1-3/4” from top). Trim even with coral panel if necessary. Sponge all edges with coral. Adhere to card front. Set aside.
Cut a panel 5-1/4” x 4” from white cardstock for the inside of card. Adhere the triangle piece that was cut off the pleats to any corner. Sponge edges of panel in coral. Use Snail Adhesive to adhere to the inside of the card. Set aside.
Cut a scrap of white cardstock 2 x 3”. Here is how you can emboss with dye inks: Ink the phrase using Versamark ink. Lightly tap some lagoon ink on top of that and stamp on the scrap. Emboss with Iridescent Ice EP. Cut with Banners framelit. Sponge edges with lagoon. Apply mounts – I forgot to add them to mine! Adhere to top of card.
Pansy Punch Tips here (scroll down on her blog) or if you look closely, all of the petals are kind of heart-shaped with rounded tops. But, there is one petal that has a flat, almost indented spot, and I use that as my marking point. It's actually the petal that points toward the bottom of the punch, so that makes it easier, too!
Ink a flower using Versamark ink. Lightly tap some lagoon ink on top of that and stamp on a white cardstock scrap. Emboss with Iridescent Ice EP. Punch out. Clean the stamp and repeat for another flower on a scrap of honey cardstock. Curl the petals on both flowers. Stack on top of each other and glue together. Adhere to the lagoon band on the card front. Set aside.
Cut twine 8” long. Pull apart so you only have 4 strands. Thread through a button and tie a bow. Adhere to center of flower with a glue dot. Trim twine just above the pleats. Add a dab of liquid glue to the knot to keep in place.
Make an envelope from a calendar page using the envelope punch board.