Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 - POTW of the Week - Curtain fold

Today over at The House that Stamps Built it is my Monday to do the Project of the Week.  For my project I choose to  do the curtain fold, which is a fun easy fold with a few cuts and a few score lines.
Supplies used :

White cardstock 4 1/4 x 11, pattern paper, coordinating cardstock to make curtain top, tape runner, cutting/scoring tool and stamps of your choice.  I choose to use 
Soaring by to Say Hi 9104G and Hot Air Balloon Cluster 9116N.  I decided to cut apart my balloons in the Hot Air Balloon Cluster to get a little more versatility. 

Measurements for cardstock and pattern paper.

This really is the only "tricky" part and it really isn't - on the short 3" side make a mark with your pencil at 1 1/2"  and on the long 6" side made a mark at 2 1/4"
Angle this in your cutter or make a line with your pencil and ruler from the 1 1/2" to the 2 1/4" and cut with scissors.  On the 6" side score at 2, 2 1/4,  3, 3 1/4,  4, 4/14, and 5, 5 1/4.  You will have 6 scored lines.  Start on the 2" score line make a valley fold, continue valley fold on the 3, 4, and 5 inch score lines.  On the 2 1/4, 3 1/4, 4 1/4 and 5 1/4 inch make mountain folds.  

I used 1/8 inch score tape to hold the pleats in place taping all the way down the entire fold but you could also use a runner or glue.  It should fit perfectly on your 4 inch wide pattern paper.  I chose two coordinating design papers but it is your choice.  I thought the cloud paper went with the hot air balloon.  

Finished Card

I kept this card simple with stamping the balloon and sentiment in blue with no coloring.  Hope you will give this a try.   


Donna said...

You make it easy with your tutorial, I will be referring back to it! Beautiful card.

Cheryl W said...

I love drapery cards, and your is awesome! Thank you so much for a great tutorial.

Laurel Kerr said...

Beautiful card and technique Shirley..loz

Patti J said...

Can't believe I never made it over here to comment on this - I think I did comment at RI! This is perfect, and your tutorial makes it look easy! Thanks for sharing!