Pleated Skirt Fold – Mother’s Day Card

Pleated Skirt Fold – Mother’s Day Card

Pleated Skirt Fold Mother's Day Card yyDSC_0352.jpg

I was asked to co-host the Mod Squad Challenge again this week with the very talented Peggy Timmerman.  The theme of the challenge is MOTHER’S DAY.  (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)

For this card sample, I used two stamps from the Newton’s Nook Designs – Versatile Vases stamp set along with a die from the Gina Marie Designs – Stitched Rectangle Dies set and the Happy Mother’s Day border die by Lawn Fawn. All of these items are available at Kat Scrappiness who is one of the Mod Squad Challenge sponsors this week .

Versatile Vases Stamp Set

Kat stocks the products that she loves and uses as well as what her customers request.  If you don’t see it in her store, feel free to contact her.  She is happy to do special orders for you!  And she offers a DISCOUNT CODE for The Mod Squad Challenge: MSC10!

I had recently seen a card made with the Pleated Skirt Fold technique and thought I’d give it a try. For this technique, a two-sided piece of patterned paper works best since you see both patterns once the pleats are created.  I started with a 5 1/2 x 12 inch panel and scored it at 1 then 1/2 inch intervals.  (I wanted a tall panel with narrow pleats.)  HERE is the tutorial I found and adapted for my measurements.  The two-sided patterned paper I used is called “Mail Poste Correo” from the “From Me to You” collection by Pebbles.  The “white” on this paper was not pure white so I created my own matching card stock by coloring a plain piece of white card stock with Copic W1 for the stamped panel and the die cut greeting.  (The greeting die cut was cut apart so it would fit in the space on the bottom corner of the card.)

I stamped the flowers and vase with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers (BG78, V000, and R14).

I also created a mat for my card front by coloring the edges of a plain white piece of card stock with Copic Marker (BG78) to match the vase.  This panel was adhered to a white card base.

Here is another sample with different paper and a different stamp:

Pleated Skirt Fold Mother's Day Card wwDSC_0353

For this one, I used the tulip stamp from the Lawn Fawn – Fairy Friends stamp set along with a die from the Gina Marie Designs – Stitched Square Dies set and the Happy Mother’s Day border die by Lawn Fawn.  All of these items are also available at Kat Scrappiness.

Lawn Fawn Fairies Stamp Set

The two-sided patterned paper is called “Garden Walk” from the Happy Day collection by Pebbles.  The tulip was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers (YG03, YG93, and R14).  I placed a piece of vellum behind my stamped panel to “separate” it from the busy background.

Now it’s your turn!  Head on over to the Mod Squad Challenge Blog, and show us your Mother’s Day projects. I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks for checking out my card project!

7 thoughts on “Pleated Skirt Fold – Mother’s Day Card

    • Hi Doris. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment. I certainly do remember you and your gorgeous cards! I, too, was sad when Perfectly Rustics decided to stop hosting challenges, although I completely understand how hard it must have been for Kim and Colin to keep up with something so time consuming while raising 2 small children along with all the other things that keep one busy! I am doing well, and I hope that you are doing well also! Happy crafting!!


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