This cascading fold, inspired by fashion and home-decor, is easy to make and is just as lovely on a box as it is on a card front! I thought it might be something you'd like to try on a card or present for the holidays.
Begin by making a template with a piece of copy paper. I used a 3 1/2 x 6 inch rectangle to make mine. That gives more than enough width to cover your card front. (The dotted lines on each end show how wide mine actually turned out to be.)
Score or hand-fold several folds on your template...notice that some score lines are closer together than others, and they are NOT parallel. Trim one corner diagonally. The higher the slope, the more of the underneath of your double-sided designer paper will show. When you're pleased with the way the paper is draped, trim the top so that its edge is parallel to the bottom.
Use your template and a pencil to lightly mark the top and bottom of each fold on your designer paper. Use a ruler to align the marks along a line on the scor-pal and score.
This is what mine looked like after scoring, dry-embossing, folding and distressing the edges.
Like the other side better? No problem! Just reverse the mountain/valley folds. If you would like, you can emphasize the folds by sponging them with distress ink. Use mini-glue-dots to adhere the tops of the folds flat.
Add scor tape at the top, and dimensional adhesive along the bottom to prepare to adhere this layer to the designer paper layer of the card front. Leave the folds free.
Adhere to the card front, and add lace or ribbon along the "seam" between papers. Since I used a heavier crochet lace on my original card, I used dimensional adhesive to adhere the designer paper to the card base. Add a stamped image or sentiment, and embellish as desired.