Another Pleating technique


img_3536-mediumAfter mastering the previous pleating technique, I stepped it up and tried aone that was a little more difficult. Lots of measuring on this one, but well worth the effort for the finished product.I am just hoping as I sit here that i have filed away the measurements! As the paper I used was so close to the background layer I inked the edges of the pleats to define it a little bit.The flowers I added were from Kaisercraft and i added a punched leaf and a ribbon bow to finish.The paper collection is Kaisercraft True Romance, and older release ,but one of my favourites.I have a really sore shoulder today, and not much use of my right arm, so I think the craft room is out of the question this weekend,looks like a reading weekend for relaxation! Til tomorrow…

Kaisercraft True Romance pleating fun..

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img_3535-mediumI wanted to explore a little bit with pleating techniques, and Kaisercraft true Romance papers were perfect for this technique as the front and backs of the papers are so pretty!I started with a card base made with Stampin Up cardstock, layered two pieces of paper on top of that. A sticker from the same collection covered the join after i had added my pleated piece of paper. A bit of measuring was involved here, but now that i have worked out the measurements any more card I make like this will be easier. Use a piece of copy paper while you are experimenting to save your lovely papers!.A bow and tag finished todays card. Til tomorrow….

Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 3 and 4..

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img_3523-mediumimg_3524-mediumHere are the other two cards I made with Graphic 45 St. Nicholas paper collection. I had to pack that paper away to work on some orders, and I haven’t got back to it yet.On the top card I did something a little different – I used border stickers to frame the main image, while the bottom card has a little bit of fussy cutting. I think we will take a bit of a break from all things christmas next time and have a look at a few other cards I have been making!Til tomorrow…..

Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 1 and 2…

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img_3520-mediumimg_3522-mediumI managed to find a little time to make some Christmas cards with the new Graphic 45 St Nicholas range. Graphic 45 still remains a favourite paper company of mine because I can fussy cut so much of it.So lots of fussy cutting on the top card,and a little on the bottom card along with some ribbon and cardstock from stampin up.A rainy day here, different from our 30 c weather we had yesterday, but a great day for the craft room! Til tomorrow…

Kaisercraft silent night 5 and 6

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img_3517-mediumimg_3518-mediumThe last two Kaisercraft Silent Night collection cards for now. I have done more but they are not photographed yet! The top card has a mixture of paper pad and 12 x 12 sheets,and the bottom card is all 12 x 12 papers. Sop easy to create cards with this collection ,the only addition needed is a couple of ribbon bows and bling for interest and texture.Quick post today as I am off to teach a village lesson, a difficult one today as one of my ladies passed away last week.We will miss Jean. xx

Kaisercraft Silent Night 3 and 4

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img_3513-mediumimg_3516-mediumThe next 2 cards in my Kaisercraft Silent night series.The top cadr uses papers from the paper pad,and the bottom card has layers using 12 x 12 papers and both cards rely heavily on the images from the collectables pack. Everything is inked with tea dye distress ink and some bows to finish for texture.I am having a very busy week at work, but hope to get into the craft room for an hour this afternoon just for a litle relaxation! til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Silent night, side steppers

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img_3511-mediumimg_3512-mediumThe other Kaisercraft Christmas collection I purchased was this one – Silent Night. It is the traditional colours of red and Green, and some lovely vintage images.The first two cards I made are these two side stepper cards. I have done a youtube clip for the measurements of my side stepper cards, because I like them to fit into a C6 envelope.You can find the link to my youtube channel on the right hand side of my blog, or just search Helens Card designs in youtube to find it!The Christmas trees on the cards are from the collectables pack from the same range, but before I stuck them onto the card I traced around them onto scrap cardstock and cut them out to use as templates because I really like the size and shape of them So one of the green trees is a collectable and one is cut from patterned paper using my new template!Lace , ribbon and bling for the finishing touches.Til tomorrow…..

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