Tutorial – Pleating
Hi everyone! Special thanks today to Nancy of Nancy’s Creative Space for this tutorial on Pleating. Give her a special OWH welcome and check out her blog for more beautiful creations.
For the first one, I scored 1/2″ then 1/4″ on four pieces of paper 12″ x 1″ and made my folds:
Then I placed the four pieces just under the edges of my sentiment, making sure I had pleats exending past the edges on all four sides.
Then I cut the corners at a 45% angle to mitre the corners.
I then added the panel to my card, and added a few embellishments (which are great if one of your corners doesn’t come out quite right!)
For the next card, I decided to do box pleats – I scored 1″ then 1/4″ then 1″ then 1/4″.
And folded like so:
I then added the strip to my card background.
I added a few border strips and a strip of Dazzles.
And here is the finished card:
Like it – add a simple pleated border on a card or layout
Love it – try box pleats
Gotta have it – add layers of pleating and layers of borders for all kinds of interesting looks!
Thanks again, Nancy for today’s tutorial.
Everyone, remember, if you see a new technique or if you have one you would like to share, please email me at email@example.com. Also, you can find archives of our previous tutorials at the Cardmaking Resources page of the OWH website, and lots of great information in the Cardmaking Glossary.