8.03.2010

ruffles...ruffles... and more ruffles!

I love using
patterned paper to create texture and extra dimension on my layouts. I also love
to add feminine details since I have two girls. One way to add texture is to
create paper ruffles. Today, I'll show you how I created patterned paper ruffles
for my layout here:

First, here's a close-up of my
title that is a combination of Doodlebug and October Afternoon stickers and
American Crafts thickers. I also punched a butterfly from Homespun Chic
patterned paper and accented it with Melissa Frances rhinestones.

Here is a close-up of my patterned paper ruffles. The patterned paper I selected
is from the Homespun Chic collection except for the brown stripe from Chic
Bebe.

First, I cut two strips from each patterned paper that were 1.5" x 12." You'll
need two strips because of the pleating. I pleated both strips first by pinching
the paper towards me and folding it over. Don't worry too much about
perfection.

Next, I sewed along the edge to hold my pleating in place.

I inked the edges and pleats for extra dimension and to highlight the pleating.
Then, I used my fingers to tear up the edges of the pleats.

Distressing the edges further gives a weathered look to the ruffles.


I layered and adhered my ruffles strips to my cardstock using a combination of
an adhesive runner and glue dots. The colors I chose for this layout also mimic
my daughters' pajamas. :)

Until next time,
Jill

10 comments:

  1. Wow this is AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :D

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  2. Oh so cute....love this look and will use it somehow. Thanks.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this! Loving those ruffles on the layout! Great inspiration!

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  4. Love the ruffles, so pretty and soft! Great tutorial too!!!

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  5. I adore this! Thanks for the tut!!!!!!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing, looks fab!!

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  7. Love the tutorial! Great layout!

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  8. Love anything with ruffles ! Lookin Good ! :)

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