Today, I want to show you my latest paper-art project.
To begin, I used my scoring board to score lines every 1/2″ (long edge of an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock against the top of the board.) Be careful not to score too firmly or you will cut through the cardstock.
I folded back and forth with mountain, valley, mountain folds. (These are just left over scrap pieces from other projects.)
DESIGNER TIP: I use my scoring board on every card or other project I create with paper. The end result is a more professional looking card or piece of art. Mine is a Martha Stewart board, but many companies are making them now.
I used 6 sheets of Blue Denim 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock from Gina K Designs for this project. Her cardstock is a heavier weight than most making it a bit harder to fold. I do think you could use any weight cardstock. The printed cardstock came in a kit I got several years ago from Spellbinders Paper Arts. My overall piece is 18″ x 20″. You could use 12″ x 12″ cardstock as well. To make the lace edges, I used a Fiskars edge punch on regular copy paper, then adhered it to the back of the cardstock fans. The top left fan is two sheets of cardstock.
DESIGNER TIP: Some cardstock will crack when folded. I fold over a piece of same brand scrap to check.
I die cut the flower with Sizzix David Tutera’s Mandala Flower 663131. For the leaves, I used Spellbinders’ Palm Fronds S4-726. I hot glued all the pieces together on a piece of lightweight cardboard. I folded a length of ribbon and hot glued it to the back as a hanger.
Thanks so much for stopping in today. I really appreciate your time and look forward to reading your comments or questions.