17 April 2016


The inspiration for this card were challenges to use the drapery fold, polka dots, and the absolutely adorable Tea Cup Fairy.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 'Teacup Fairy': http://goo.gl/O9L2JJ

Bazzill Avalance White Grasscloth: https://goo.gl/BrtpE3
Recollections openstock paper: Micheals
Recollections cardstock: Michaels
Recollections silver washi tape: Michaels

Chameleon pens: http://www.chameleonpens.com/
Zig Wink of Stella Clear: http://goo.gl/A9gTnN
Colorbox black pigment ink: https://goo.gl/4k5QTQ
Colorbox pink pigment ink: http://goo.gl/pLxqPu
Recollections silver embossing: Micheals
Versamark pen: https://goo.gl/GkBlNK

Tombow adhesive: http://goo.gl/XMLQG6
Scotch double-sided foam tape: https://goo.gl/cgYD4W

Fiskars 12-inch Paper Trimmer: http://goo.gl/1C80jr
Fiskars finger-tip craft knife: http://goo.gl/CHst5C
We R Memory Keepers nested circles die set: http://goo.gl/ARQ0kn
Tim Holtz Snips: http://goo.gl/nJYJeS
Tonic Studios Victorian edge punch: http://goo.gl/aenoz3

Putting it together

The leader of an online paper crafting group I am in gave a weekly challenge of using a drapery fold in a card and supplied a link to a video for the technique: https://goo.gl/6vqPaI. The technique uses two-sided patterned paper but none of the two-sided 12x12" papers I have matched the image I had in my head so I used 2 sheets back to back. Even then I changed which papers I used after trying the first fold. So, you'll see the papers change mid-way.

Frm the directions, cut a sheet 4x11.5" and score  at 3, 4, 6, 7, 9. I use my cutter as my score tool, too.

This is the fold from the directions.

I like the drapery effect but the papers weren't right for what I envisioned for this card. I also wanted more folds. So I changed papers and adjusted the folds making the fold 3/4" instead of 1". Edit: I scored at 2.5", +3/4", +1.5", +3/4", +1.5", etc. Looking at the folds, though, I think a 2" snuck in toward the end. 

I put the polka dot drapery on a rose background. There's adhesive on the back of the folds to hold the folds together.

I added silver dotted washi to the top of the drape to give it a finished look.

I stamped the teacup fair on the smooth side of the Bazzill avalanche white grasscloth cardstock and coloured it with Chameleon pens. The wings are touched with Wink of Stella. I paper pieced the teacup with the background paper and added shadowing. And then I fussy cut it.

To create the fairy's background doily, I used the Tonic Studios Victorian border punch. I saw someone else doing this and thought it was a good idea.

I dry-fit the elements to try to figure out how to add the sentiment.

To fit the KKS monthly layout, I wanted to add in a pair of flags with a sentiment. Dry-fitting for layout and colour.

I meant to have the teacup level but I accidentally tipped it and like it tipped. All done.


Kraftin; Kimmie Saturday 16 April 'Anything Goes'


  1. Love this card! And the tilted fairy is so cute, what was in her cup to make her tilt? Lol I've got to try adjusting the folds,I like the way it came out.����

    1. I started at 2.5", then added 3/4" then 1.5", then 3/4", then 1.5", etc. Looking at the picture, I think I flubbed on one of the long ones.

  2. Gorgeous card!! Love how you did the folds!! Very creative and the image is perfect!! Thanks for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie Anything Goes Challenge! Hugs!


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