These ruffles were made from some double-sided paper given to me by my friend Renee Lynch. She kindly sent me two giant boxes of patterned paper and this is the first opportunity I have had to use some of it. The cardbase is PTI Autumn Rose and the frame stamp set is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage labels #18 and the sentiment is from Say it Loud. I stitched around the edges and used lots of tea dye to distress all the edges along with a little strip of lace along the top edge of the ruffle. I added some pearl flourishes and a glittery flower as accents. This is definitely a "hand-it" to you kind of card as it would be pretty bulky for mailing.
inspiration card made by Clare Buswell. She kindly posted a tutorial on how to make the ruffles. If you would like to check it out, here's the link. I have to admit my ruffles did not turn out as soft and poofy as Clare's, but after quite a few tries, these were finally good enough to actually use on a card. So, I waited for quite a few weeks until a sketch came along that I could envision using these ruffles. Today's sketch has that cute little element that could be ribbon, but, I saw ruffles. Two of them. Here is my card: