Twisted Sketches Card #48

Live Today---twisted sketches card #48

There’s a brand new card sketch up at http://www.twistedsketches.comand the new twist is “fold”, anyway that suits you.
For my card, I used a lilac base, with a background cut from K&Co Alleghany Plum collection. I created a ruffle by gathering crepe paper through the middle and doubling that over itself (an idea I learned from the InkStains blog (at this post http://inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com/2011/01/reader-request-vintage-crepe-paper.html) The sentiment is from Fiskars Family clear stamp set, stamped on the lilac cardstock with Palette Hybrid ink in Noir. The “fold” in mine created the flower. I used a double-sided cardstock from K&Co Life’s Journey pad and an EKSuccess 2″ scalloped circle punch to punch 4 circles. Take one for the base (its just easier to assemble on a base for me). Cut the other three in half. Five of the halves will be folded to make flower petals.{ I am mulling the idea of trying my hand at a tutorial video for this, just to give it a whirl but its a bit chaotic here just now so I’ve got to catch everyone in bed or away first :)}. So I’ll try to explain–each half will have 7 scallops. On either side of the fourth (tallest scallop), fold the two outer scallops up on an angle toward the center, matching the scallop tips & crease. Open & repeat on the other side. Move over to the next scallop, fold it toward the center on an angle, match the scallop tips and crease. Open and repeat on the other side. Using the creases you made, the two nearest the middle will be valley folds (like a v) & the two farthest out will be mountain folds (like this ^). Each petal will then have three base scallops & the right and left edges will be three layers tall. Make 5 of these total & adhere them to your base. Punch a hole in the center and add a jewelled brad (mine’s from JoAnn’s) to make the flower center. Adhere to the card. Hope you like it.
(Seeing how hard it was to describe how I made the petals, I will be back with a video or at least photo tutorial before Tuesday night) and try to embed it in this post. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting! Paula

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