Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pleats and Ruffles

Hi!  Here's my card for CA&F Whatcha Tootin' About Wednesdays.  The tutorial was about creating pleats and ruffles with ribbon.  And again, as with the curly hair video tutorial, I opted not to view the tutorial til after I made this card.  It really is out of laziness and I'm not patient enough to wait for the video.

I used Fleur Anya's body and Dress Me Anya's head.  I made ruffles around the circle.

I also made a little ribbon flower and attached a rhinestone to it.

Before I attached Anya's head and body, I wrapped a little ruffled ribbon shawl around her.  I folded the ribbon lengthwise and sewed the two edges together.  Then I pulled the thread slightly just to get it to ruffle.  It was like playing dress up with paper dolls.  Paper is from PTI and I've had the ribbon around for years.  I used to buy all sorts of ribbon but not for card making.  I really loved wrapping gifts and had tons of wrapping paper and ribbon.

I thought I could participate in one more CA&F challenge this week but it wasn't meant to be.  My daughter is involved with so many activities now that she is older.  It is hard to keep up.  But I'm happy she's involved and learning things I never did when I was her age.

Thanks for reading and hope you had a great weekend!


Cheryl said...

So cute! I like the little shawl! The ruffly ribbon and flower are cute too! I don't think I've seen Dress me Anya's face before. The hair looks nice, did you watch the straight hair tutorial? Yeah, I didn't watch that ribbon video. Mostly cuz I don't really plan on getting too fancy with ribbon, looks like a lot of work.

Berenice R. said...

So sweet! Love the color you used. Thanks for sharing :)

Linda said...

Eva, is this you? I didn't know you had a blog! But now I do and I'm gonna share it with Blogland! You've done some great cards! Can't wait to see more!