Saturday, July 21, 2018

Dragonflies and a Double Pleat

Welcome

I fully intended to have posted before now, but life got in the way!!
This is a card I made for a swap in a group of  New Zealander cardmakers.  The brief was to make a card using the 'double pleat' technique.  A tutorial is here.


Again I needed double sided paper, but this time I did not need a full sheet. 


The contrast between the patterns was not as great as I thought when I folded it, so I sponged the edge of the exposed side with Tea Die D.I.


The image I used as a focal point on the band, made of two ribbons, was from a magazine.  It was stamped in Rich Cocoa Ink and coloured with polychromo pencils, and die cut with a S/B  oval.  The hello was embossed with platinum embossing powder.


After layering the folded panel and ribbon band onto the purple background I them placed it all onto a soft green panel, and added the sparkly punched dragonflies.

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33 comments:

brenda said...

It's very effective paper folding Maxine and the little silver dragonflies finish it off a treat.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Love this so similar to the skirt fold. Very inventive and lovely. Keep warm.xx

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is so pretty. Love the way you pleated that paper. Love your card.
LYnn

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! That's a very creative folding piece on your card.... and your card is gorgeous, Maxine!

Leanne said...

So cool, never seen this done before. Your card is beautiful.

Mac Mable said...

So clever...I have never seen a card with this type of fold before. Gorgeous paper, wonderful folding and such a unique and fabulous card x.

Quillish said...

Wow.. what a unique folding technique and it looks amazing. Lovely flower too. You are so good at making these difficult cards look so easy. Those dragonflies look so cute.

Gerrina said...

Wow what a spectaculair effect gives this technique! Beautiful card that doesn't need more... Enjoy your sunday!

Lovely Linda said...

Love the double pleats Maxine and those adorable dragonflies - a pretty card xo

froebelsternchen said...

This looks so interesting and beautiful with this double pleat technique Maxine! A wonderful card!
Happy start of the new week ahead !
Blessings
Susi

Brenda said...

I've not tried this folding technique yet, but I sure do love it! Love this card Maxine, it is so beautiful! Your pleating looks great and love the image you used on top of it, especially that little dragonfly punch! Hugs, Brenda

Olga Fink said...

A gorgeous card Maxine! I love the fold!
Xoxo Olga

Fran said...

What an awesome technique you created. It's just gorgeous! I love the dragonflies.
I am going to check out the tutorial you suggested.
Hugs, Fran

mamapez5 said...

I like that pleated cards front. It is not a design I am familiar with. The whole card has come together beautifully. Didn't your sentiment emboss well? It is very clean and shiny. Well done. Kate x

Deb said...

wow, this is stunning Maxine, love the folded paper as a background, so clever!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Debxx

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with this technique...I think you have to tell anyone coming to your blog about how busy life is...smile. It seems to be so much more so these days. signs of the times!

MaryH said...

Gosh, what an impressive fold, and it looks stunning with the papers you've used. The purple has such a rich look, and the platinum embossing was a wonderful powder on this card. Good for you at attempting this complex looking fold. Love the magazine image too! Well done. TFS & Hugs

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,
Lovely paper folding there and thanks for the link.
The sparkly dragonflies and super colours make this creation very special.
Love,
Monica

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this double pleat fold - first time to see one and love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is such a pretty fold effect! I love your card! Your embossing always adds a special touch to your cards!

Brenda said...

I love that pleating! Must put it on the to try list, your card is very inspiring. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

Mia said...

Hi Maxine. I am back from vacation. What a stunning card! Great design and beautiful colours. I love the shimmery dragonfly. Hugs, my friend.

Darnell said...

I love this, Maxine! The draping effect of this technique is so lovely and, of course, I am in love with the colors, the dragonflies, and all that schparkle!! Hugs, Darnell

Dorothy S said...

That pleated shape makes for sucn an impressive background! Well done. Thanks for coming to the Anything Goes weekly challenge at QKR Stampede. Dorothy S, DT member

Helen said...

Love the paper folding - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz.

Helen x

MiamiKel said...

Miss Maxine, have a wonderful holiday! xx But more so, your card is just dazzling, as always and beautifully pleated!

Lisa West said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us for our Week 29 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

Loll said...

What a cool technique, Maxine! The fold are so beautiful and make an elegant card. xx

Anonymous said...

Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It's on a totally different
topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Outstanding choice of
colors!

Ellibelle said...

What a fabulous fold Maxine, and amazing creation!

scrAPpamondo said...

Stunning card, I have never seen this paper folding! Beautiful work!

Heather said...

Very pretty! I've seen the pleated fold before, but not sure I have seen this double version; what a fun focal point it creates! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Marilyn said...

Great card and I like the creative and inventive folding, it serves as a perfect backdrop for the image.