I truly hate to think of it. Summer is just so short here in Canada! BUT…the truth is, Autumn is just around the corner. I think August is one of those bittersweet kind of months. You know Fall is coming and you try and eek out every last bit of summer and vacation before the kids go back to school. As I always design a little ahead, that means some Autumn themed cards will be my focus soon. Today’s card combines the new Kim Hughes’ Autumn Trees stamp set with the Ways to Use it Challenge. I love Kim’s fun style and this set follows along with her Spring Trees and Summer Trees theme. So sweet!
Now if you’re like me…you love a good challenge so I’ll get right to it! I’m glad to be back after a few weeks off and today’s challenge is a fun one…pleats. Pleated paper, pleated ribbon…whatever you can think of. Check out the challenge here.
To create my pleats, I freehanded pleating the flower and used a Scor-Pal for the pleated border. I used a 1.5″ x 12″ strip of patterned paper to create them. The straight pleated border will measure 4.25″ wide when scored at 1″ and 1/2″ intervals alternately and then folded.
Quick Tip: Sand the edges of the pleats to highlight them.
Stamps: Autumn Trees ( Kim Hughes line) by CHF
Ink: Black Memento by Tsukineko
Paper: Kraft cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Bloom & Grow paper pack by MME
Other: Copic markers, Scor-Pal, ribbon, button by Autumn Leaves, sandpaper