Monday, April 22, 2013

Ombre Box Pleats




Here is another card using the new Die-Versions Sweet Spot Live Simply die that was released this month.  (You can see the other card I created with this die here.)  

Ombre is such a popular trend right now and I wanted to try to create something along those lines too. This is pretty quick and easy to make.  Start out by cutting several strips of paper (folds easier than cardstock) and score them starting at 1/2", 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4".... until you've scored the entire length of the strip.  Then start creating the valley and mountain folds in a box pleat.  I could have sewn the top of each strip to keep the pleats in place, but I used my Tiny Attacher stapler instead.  This was much, much quicker and easier.  Line them up darkest to lightest (or vice versa).

I've die cut the Sweet Spot out of the darkest paper and adhered it to white cardstock.  The square/circle combo makes it pop a bit more.  One other unique thing about this card is the fold.  It ends at the bottom of the pleats.  So the strips of glittered double sided tape still show at the bottom when you open it and I've added a place to write your message on the inside.

Head on over to the Die-Versions Blog for more great inspiration from this month's Country Life release.



11 comments:

Eret said...

How fabulous! I love the ombre effect. You always come up with so clever ideas, Anne.
Hugs
Eret

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Anne, I like the paper folding the die and the glitter.
Kevin xx

rachel said...

clever idea Anne and a great effect! Fabulous xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

How cute is this! Love it Anne. TFS

Tammy said...

Fantastic and very crafty of you! Love the die sentiment!

Julie Z said...

Dimension in the box pleats and color with the ombre = Great card!! Fantastic combo Anne!!

jimlynn said...

Great technique and a super delightful card! LOVE that bright color too!
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous papers and colours and a fabulous technique.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

wonderful card, Anne, with the colorful layers of folded "Ombre" technique. I will pin this from your blog and try it later, because it is beautiful! Love your diversions die cut, too.

thank you for explaining about the Ombre fold. hugs, de

Gita said...

How cute!!

E. Marie said...

Beautiful card. I really like the look of the "Ombre" strips.