Someone, somewhere, at some time demonstrated this technique of making leaves with folded and crimped card stock. Whoever you are: thanks for a brilliant idea! Today I’ll show you how, and tomorrow I’ll show the card that uses these leaves — we’ll be making it in camp this month.
- Score a piece of card stock in half lengthwise. (Here, the piece measures 2″ x 4¼” because that’s the scrap I had!) Crease on the score line.
- Leading with the folded edge and with the folded piece at an angle, run it through the crimper.
- Open the card stock. There is a difference between the top and bottom; I prefer the side with the stronger “vein” down the middle as the top.
- Use an oval punch (here, the Small Oval) to punch out leaves, keeping the “vein” running the length of the leaf.
- Ta da!