Friday, 29 April 2011

Guest Designer Bah Humbug - Ruffles and Pleats

Morning Everyone, 

Well this is the last card I need to make for my guest designer post at Bah Humbug Challenge Blog.
I have really enjoyed my time as a guest designer and do not want it to end. 
This card that I have got for you this week is a card using pleats and ruffles, and my word I had a real hard time with this one. The end card is one of 10 half finished cards that just did not fit the bill and got abandoned half way through. 

The card I have made is a DL size card, with holly backing paper folded into pleats, fixed half way across the DL card and finished of with a gold border peel off over the top of the pleated edge. 
The image is a beautiful Sarah Kay rubber stamp called "winter wonderland" I stamped the image using momento ink pad, and coloured in using promarkers. To give the definition of vintage I edged around the stamp with Tim Holtz Distressed ink.  The topper was put onto red backing paper and then mounted half onto the pleated paper and cream card base. 
To highlight the snow on the topper I used a Sakura jelly roll white pen.
The flower I have created using 18" off ribbon and to create the ruffle of the flower, I have done a runner stitch down one edge of the ribbon, the cotton is then pulled to create a ruffle, I then manipulated the ribbon into a circle and sealed it with a pearl brad. 
The card is then finished off with a Christmas sentiment and three red gems. 

The Card

The Ribbon Flower

The Pleats

The Topper

The Ingredients 
  • Cream Card Blank
  • Holly Paper - Joanna Sheen Vintage Christmas 
  • Black Momento ink pad
  • Pro marker pens - Caramel, Blush, Ruby, Henna, Sandstone, China Blue, Forest Green.
  • Sakura- Red Glitter gel pen, White Jelly roll pen 
  • Red card stock
  • Tim Holtz distress ink 
  • Gold Peel off
  • Red Ribbon
  • Pearl Brad
  • Red Gems
  • Christmas Sentiment


Well that's the card for today.
Thank you for stopping and having a look

Kelly x


Ann said...

Hi Kelly - another fab contribution to our challenge at Bah! Humbug! Thank you so much. This is a fabulous card - it has both pleats and ruffles and is just a real wow.
Ann xxx

veronica said...

love that stamp Kelly -great image! Can't imagine doing all those pleats, I had a hard enough time with one small strip of paper - love the flower, must try that if I can find a needle and thread.............

Max said...

Hi Kelly,
We're so going to miss you at Bah! Humbug! ... and no wonder when you submit such fabulous work every week! The pleated background paper looks awesome and the addition of the ruffled flower with the pearl brad centre is a beautiful touch. We've really enjoyed having you on the team and would like to thank you on behalf of everyone who has benefited from the inspirational ideas you have shared.

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly
What a fabulous card !!! Don't know where you get the patience from to do all that pleating. Also love the flower and the idea of a brad for the centre is great. Pitty your time as guest designer is finished as you have really put some great cards on the site to enspire us all.
Love and hungs
Liz xxxxx